Guest Speakers

ETSU student Entrepreneurs’ Club to host banker Phil Carriger

JOHNSON CITY — The East Tennessee State University student Entrepreneurs’ Club will welcome Phil Carriger to speak Monday, Sept. 14, at 5 p.m. in room 130 of Sam Wilson Hall.

Carriger’s topic will be “How a banker looks at small business lending.”

A member of the board at the Bank of Tennessee, Carriger has 44 years of banking experience. He is a Johnson City native and a graduate of Science Hill High School. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Tennessee and graduated from Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware.

Carriger is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a former Johnson City commissioner and vice mayor.

Among his recognitions are the Milligan College 2010 “Leader in Christian Service” award and 2013 induction into the ETSU College of Business and Technology Hall of Fame.

Currently, Carriger serves on the ETSU Foundation board, the College of Business and Technology advisory board and the ETSU Research Foundation board.

The public is invited to this free program. Directions to Sam Wilson Hall can be found by visiting For additional information, contact Mitzi Brookshear at or 423-439-7444. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346. 

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