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SmartBank forms local board in Knoxville

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Local Board (left to right) - Cathy Ackermann, Justin Cazana, Kelly Headden, David Henry, Shannon Harper

KNOXVILLE – SmartBank, a subsidiary of SmartFinancial, Inc., recently announced the formation of its local board of directors in Knoxville which will serve to give insight, and make recommendations for anticipated growth through relationship-fueled opportunities.

“Forming this team of forward-thinking local business leaders has been an exciting process for us,” said SmartBank President & CEO, Billy Carroll. “It gives us the opportunity to gain market traction and build long-term key relationships that will contribute to SmartBank’s continued success in the Knoxville area.”

The local board is comprised of five progressive professionals who will help lead the SmartBank movement in the Knoxville market. Each of these respected community members brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and leadership capabilities which will be beneficial in forming and leveraging SmartBank connections in the Knoxville area.

• Cathy Ackermann, President & CEO of Ackermann PR
• Justin Cazana, SIOR, CCIM, Principal & Broker of Avison Young
• Kelly Headden, AIA, Senior Vice President of BarberMcMurry architects
• David Henry, President of Empire Distributors of Tennessee, Inc. Knoxville
• Shannon Harper, Vice President & COO of Harper Auto Square

“I am thrilled to work hand-in-hand with the individuals of our local board,” said Mike Honeycutt, SmartBank Senior Vice President & Knoxville Area Market Executive. “Their extensive knowledge of Knoxville’s market landscape coupled with the local relationships they have formed, will contribute to SmartBank’s continued success.”

SmartFinancial, Inc., based in Knoxville, Tenn., is the bank holding company for SmartBank. SmartBank is a full-service commercial bank founded in 2007, with thirteen branches and three loan production offices spanning East Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle. Recruiting the best people, delivering exceptional client service, strategic branching and a disciplined approach to lending have contributed to SmartBank’s success. More information about SmartBank can be found at

Published April 14, 2017

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