Clayton Bancorp, Inc.
Vice-Chairman / Principal shareholder
Jim Clayton serves as a director, Vice Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Clayton BanCorp, Inc.,
a $706 million multi-bank holding company in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Mr. Clayton founded Clayton Homes, Inc in 1956 and served as Chairman, President, and CEO for 40 years
and was lauded by the NYSE, Forbes, Barons, and the Wall Street Journal for producing 30 consecutive
years of 25% earnings growth until selling to Warren Buffet in 2003.
He founded BankFirst in 1993, a group of banks in East Tennessee and served as its Chairman.
After taking BankFirst public in 1998 at 800 million, he sold it to BB&T in 2000. At BB&T (Winston Salem),
Mr. Clayton served on the Board of Directors, chaired the Executive Committee and acted as Chairman
of the Tennessee BB&T board until December 2004.
Mr. Clayton was inducted into the Horatio Alger Organization of Distinguished Americans in 1991.
He was listed in the Forbes 400 list of Wealthiest Americans ten times beginning in 1991. Mr. Clayton
holds degrees in Engineering and Law from the University of Tennessee and several honorary degrees.
He is a director of MidCountry Financial, served on the board of Dollar General Corporation, (NYSE, DG),
numerous other for profit and non-profit organizations.
Janice Kay Clayton
Clayton Family Foundation
Kay Clayton, a native of Johnson City, Tennessee, attended East Tennessee State University and
completed her degree in Elementary Education at the University of Tennessee. After teaching kindergarten
and first grade in the Knox County Schools System for twelve years she was a flight attendant for Piedmont
and US Airways for seven years.
Kay currently serves on the boards of the East Tennessee Foundation,
the Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,
and the Knoxville Museum of Art.
Kay also serves on the board and is the Executive Director of the Clayton Family Foundation and is a
member of the Board of Directors of Clayton Bancorp, Inc.
Kay resides in Knoxville, where she spends much of her time involved in community,
church and family activities.
B. Joe Clayton
Clayton Auto Companies
B. Joe Clayton began his career in the automotive business 50 years ago in 1957.
Since then, he has owned and operated both new and used car stores in Knoxville, TN
and Columbus, GA. He currently operates Clayton Volvo, Columbus Motor Company,
Mercedes Benz of Columbus, and several used car stores.
In addition to his dealership operations, Mr. Clayton has served as a director of
Valley Fidelity Bank and Trust from 1986 until 1991, when Valley Fidelity Bank and
Trust was acquired by First Tennessee Bank. Mr. Clayton remained a director with
First Tennessee Bank until his retirement in 2005. He is currently a director at
both Clayton Bank and Trust and Clayton BanCorp, Inc.
Mr. Clayton has also been part of the manufactured home business.
He was a director of Clayton Homes from its inception until the sale to Warren Buffett in 2003.
Clayton Bancorp, Inc.
Vice-Chairman / Principal shareholder
Kevin Clayton began his housing career at seven setting up and refurbishing manufactured homes after school and
continued working every summer to learn all he could about the business. A graduate of James Madison University
with an MBA from the University of Tennessee, Kevin worked in and led each of the five business groups before
transitioning to CEO in 1999, leading the most dynamic management team in housing.
Kevin was pivotal in closing the sale of Clayton Homes to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in 2003,
with the entire manufactured housing industry benefiting from the credibility of Warren Buffett’s
Berkshire Hathaway. Warren Buffett stated "The driving force behind the company's
success is Kevin Clayton. (He) knows the business forward and backward, is a rational decision-maker
and a joy to work with."
Blending work and play, and sometimes confusing the two, Kevin is a commercial-rated jet pilot and enjoys
flying a variety of aircraft, a skill that serves both his business needs and his adventurous nature.
Kevin serves on various boards, including Ruby Tuesday and is an active philanthropist. He and his wife,
Chelly, have one child, Ella, who turned nine in April.
President and CEO
Tim Williams is co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of 21st Mortgage
Corporation, owning a $4.8 billion dollar loan portfolio. 21st Mortgage is the
highest volume lender in the manufactured home industry. Tim was employed from
1974 until September 1995 by Clayton Homes, Inc. He served on the Executive
committee of Clayton Homes and President of Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance
until he left in 1995 to start 21st Mortgage. In 2003 21st Mortgage was acquired by
Clayton Homes, acting on behalf of Berkshire Hathaway.
Some of his other affiliations include: Director Choice Data Consumer Services,
Board Member of Knoxville Symphony Society, Director Knoxville Zoological Gardens,
Board member of the Knox Area Chamber of Commerce, past Director of BankFirst, and
past Chairman of the Manufactured Housing Institute Financial Services Division.
In 2007 Tim was selected for Leadership Knoxville.
Tim holds a degree in Accounting and an MBA, both from the University of Tennessee,
and both acquired while working full time at Clayton Homes. Tim is married to the
former Amy Branscom, and has two children, and four beautiful grandchildren. His
son, Wayne Williams is a Sr. Credit Manager at 21st. Tim is a multi-engine,
instrument-rated pilot. For recreation he enjoys scuba diving, running, tennis,
and is a big fan of UT’s major sports.
Denark Construction, Inc.
Raja J. Jubran, founder, Chief Executive Officer, and 50% stockholder of the Company,
has led the management team of Denark Construction, Inc., a general contracting and engineering
company, since its incorporation in 1985.
Mr. Jubran earned his degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Overall direction of the firm, pursuit of its vision, and adherence to its mission are top
priorities for Mr. Jubran, although, as Chief Executive Officer, he regularly reviews the
activities and decisions of all divisions.
He maintains a broad overview of the operation of
the firm and, along with the rest of Denark’s team, assures each project's ultimate
success. Mr. Jubran has managed teams constructing public facilities, high-tech industrial plants,
convention centers, medical offices, warehouse and distribution centers, shopping centers, multi-family,
and other commercial projects. Active involvement in improving the community is an important objective
for him as well.
Mr. Jubran currently serves on the Clayton Bancorp Board of Directors,
the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, the UT College of
Engineering Board of Advisors, the Maryville College National Advisory Council,
and is current Chairman of Leadership Knoxville Board of Directors.
He is a Past Chairman of the Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership Board and Past Chairman of the Investors
Council of the Jobs Now! Campaign for Economic Development, and has chair other community and non-profit boards.
Mr. Jubran was named one of the 2005 Business Hall of Fame Laureates by Junior Achievement of East Tennessee,
and in 2004, received the Nathan W. Dougherty Award from The University of Tennessee College of Engineering.
He and his wife, Michelle, have two sons, Omar and Nadim.
President and CEO
Native from Knoxville, TN, and was born on July 9, 1930.
Mr. McClure attended the Grammar School and Junior High School in Washington, D. C., as his father
was Chief of the Treaty Division, U.S. Department of State. After relocating to Knoxville
he graduated from Knoxville High School, and the University of Tennessee, B.S. 1950.
After receiving his U.S. Army Commission, he served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Transportation Corp.,
in Germany, 1950-1953.
His Real State career includes, as a Realtor, primarily developing, being Western Plaza Shopping Center,
and in Home building, Lovell Hills, Fox Run Wentworth, Ashley Oaks and Campbell Station Villas.
Wallace and his wife, Patsy, have one son, Wallace B. (Wally) McClure who is a Webb School and
Georgia Tech, B.S., M.S. graduate, a Software developer, President of Scalable Development,
developer of the Web Site "Happy Mappy",
and develops applications for the US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Washington, D.C.
John Kalec is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Clayton Homes,
a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. Prior to joining Clayton Homes in 1996,
Mr. Kalec held various senior financial positions with Philips Electronics, including Managing
Director of Finance and Accounting for the Philips Components Division in the Netherlands and
was Chief Financial Officer of iPIX (Internet Pictures) during their initial public offering and
secondary financing between 1998-2001.
Mr. Kalec currently serves on the Clayton Bancorp Board of Directors and is the Chairman of the
Audit Committee. He is also a member of Leadership Knoxville, the Tennessee Business Roundtable,
the National Advisory Council for Maryville College, and has served on a number of other community
related boards over the past years.
Mr. Kalec received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Lewis University and Masters Degree
in Accounting from Depaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He and his wife Karen have lived in Knoxville
since 1985 and have three sons, John Jr., Daniel, and David and daughter Katherine.
Radio Systems Corporation
President and CEO
Randal D. Boyd founded Radio Systems Corporation, makers of the PetSafe, SportDog and Invisible
Fence brands, in January 1991 and has served as Chairman and CEO since. In January 1983, Mr. Boyd
founded Saco, Inc., a farm supply distribution company (“SACO”), and served as Chairman of the Board
and President of SACO until 1999, when he sold it to management. Prior to founding SACO, Mr. Boyd
served Fi-Shock, Inc., a manufacturer of electric fencing equipment (“Fi-Shock”), in several positions,
including Director of International Sales and Vice President of Sales.
Mr. Boyd is on the Board of EDP Biotech, a biotech firm developing cancer detection products, and Walker
Academy, a private high school in Knoxville, Clayton Bank and Trust and Clayton Bancorp, Inc. He has a
BS from the University of Tennessee and a Masters from Oklahoma University.
Rich Ray is co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of 21st Mortgage Corporation
since its inception in 1995. Rich was employed from 1982 until 1994 by Clayton
Homes, Inc where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Rich spearheaded the initial public offering of Clayton Homes in 1983.
Some of his other affiliations include: Director of Radio Systems, Inc, Director
and Member of Executive Committee of Knox Housing Partnership 1986 – 1998. Rich
has an Accounting degree from the University of Tennessee. He is a native of
Knoxville and together with his wife Jane has four children and 8 grandchildren.
Caris Healthcare, L.P
Norman McRae has been an executive in the field of hospice for the past 22 years.
He started his career as a pastoral counselor at Hospice of the Bluegrass, Lexington,
Kentucky. He founded the not-for-profit Hospice of Hope in Maysville Kentucky in 1990
which received Medicare certification within six weeks of opening. It was also the
first hospice to achieve JCAHO accreditation in both Kentucky and Ohio.
In 1997 Mr. McRae joined Housecall Medical Resources, a publicly-traded company with operations
in five states. As Chief Operating Officer, he reported to the CEO with full Profit and Loss,
cash flow, and volume responsibilities for the company’s hospice, respiratory therapy/home
medical equipment, and infusion divisions. He successfully led the hospice division through
a financial turnaround by converting a negative contribution into a 20+% positive contribution.
Norman McRae found Caris Healthcare, L.P. in 2003, as a 50/50 joint venture with National
Healthcare. The vision for Caris was to build a company that provides world class hospice
services. Mr. McRae’s extensive hospice expertise has enabled him to rapidly expand the business
to service the entire state of Tennessee out of seventeen locations. A milestone for Caris was
winning the prestigious Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Award in 2008.
Mr. McRae served on the board of directors of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
from 1997 to 2002. He has published articles in such periodicals as The Journal of Oncology
Management and has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences and seminars.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mars Hill College, a Master of Divinity from The
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Public Administration in Healthcare
from the University of Kentucky. He is married and has one daughter.