Hays Ellis

Hays Ellis is Chief Credit Officer since 2012 for Whitaker Bank Corporation in Lexington, KY, a $1.7B family owned bank with 44 branches in Central and Eastern Kentucky. Previously Hays was with US Bank for thirty-three years in various roles including Retail, Residential Lending, Construction and finally as Regional Manager of Commercial Real Estate. Hays is a father of four (all married and employed!) and grandfather of six with number seven on the way.