Season 2: Episode 6


Susan Stephenson is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Independent Bank in Memphis, Tennessee. Established in 1998, Independent Bank now has over $800 million in total assets and over $100 million in capital. It is the second largest bank headquartered in Shelby County with 10 branches and 180 employees.


Alongside her Co-Founder and Co-Chairman Chip Dudley, Susan designed and executed the unusual denovo strategy to build and position I-Bank as the next great Memphis based banking organization. Prior to launching I-Bank, Susan was the Chairman, President and CEO of Boatmen's Bank of Tennessee. When named to the position in 1995, Susan was the first female Chairman and CEO of a Tennessee bank.

Links to items mentioned in the interview:

Independent Bank

Society of Entrepreneurs Profile

New Memphis

Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis

Elmwood Cemetery

Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Season 2 Episode 6: Susan StephensonEntrepreneurial Insights
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