Simmons Bank Promotes Schrodt, Martelle and Lathrop to Lead Business Units in Nashville, TN

Simmons Bank promoted three bankers to lead business units in Nashville, TN, metro market. Martin Schrodt was promoted to director of market development and will oversee business development and business banking. John Martelle was promoted to commercial banking president and will lead commercial, medical, professional, sports and entertainment banking. Tom Lathrop was promoted to commercial banking president and will lead the bank’s commercial real estate division in middle Tennessee.

“Each of these bankers have strong track records of success and bring a vast amount of knowledge and experience to their leadership roles,” Paul Craig, president of the Nashville, TN, metro division for Simmons Bank, said. “These leaders bring a positive outlook and a nurturing approach to their job every day. The way they coach their teams, the way they interact with their clients with passion and integrity embodies the culture we create to serve our customers at Simmons Bank.”

Schrodt is a 28-year veteran of the banking industry and has overseen multiple lines of business, including retail, private and business banking, mortgage, credit card businesses and customer call centers. During his career, he has been a part of building and implementing two branch revitalization projects and building new lines of business for Simmons Bank.

Martelle began his banking career 30 years ago in North Carolina. His range of leadership experience includes retail and business banking, credit risk, commercial banking and private banking.

Lathrop began his banking career nearly a decade ago by honing his skills in commercial real estate. He joined Simmons Bank in July 2022.

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