Rodney Howard is a graduate of The University of North Alabama with a BS in Economics and Finance. He is also a graduate of The School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University. Rodney was the founding Director and Executive Office of First Metro Bank in Muscle Shoals, AL in 1988. He has been President and CEO of first Metro Bank since 1992. He was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2008 by Governor Bob Riley. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Muscle Shoals Electric Board and serve on the Colbert County Industrial Development Board. He is a founder of the Muscle Shoals City Schools Education Foundation; a member of the UNA Sportsman Club; and serves on the Personnel committee of the Colbert Lauderdale Baptist Association.