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Pinnacle Financial Partners adds Trust Advisor in Knoxville

  robert dancu
Robert Dancu

dawn greenwald
Dawn Greenwald

KNOXVILLE – Robert Dancu and Dawn Greenwald have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners’ trust services group. They are based at Pinnacle’s Northshore Drive office.

“Rob’s extensive trust services experience and Dawn’s commitment to excellent client service make them a perfect fit for Pinnacle,” said Mike DiStefano, Pinnacle’s Knoxville president. “They will be great assets as they demonstrate our commitment to our clients and the community.”

Dancu brings 25 years of experience to his role of senior vice president and trust services advisor. Before joining Pinnacle, he spent 10 years with First Tennessee Bank in Knoxville, where he was a trust and relationship officer managing more than 300 accounts with approximately $380 million in assets.

Dancu earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Westminster College, in New Wilmington, PA. He is a graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute and holds Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA™), and Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC®) designations. Dancu is also licensed in Tennessee health and life insurance.

Greenwald, with 16 years of trust services experience, joins Pinnacle as a trust advisor assistant. She also comes to Pinnacle from First Tennessee Bank, where she was a vice president and regional trust compliance consultant.

Greenwald is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and the Cannon Trust School. She is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA™).

Pinnacle Financial Partners provides a full range of banking, investment, trust, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a comprehensive relationship with their financial institution. The firm earned a place on FORTUNE’s 2017 and 2018 lists of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the U.S., and American Banker recognized Pinnacle as the sixth-best bank to work for in 2017.

Pinnacle expanded to East Tennessee in 2007 by hiring a team of local financial services professionals to start an office in Knoxville. Pinnacle now operates five offices in Knox County, one in Oak Ridge and one in Maryville. The firm is the sixth-largest bank in the Knoxville MSA in terms of deposits.

The firm began operations in a single location in downtown Nashville, TN in October 2000 and has since grown to approximately $22.9 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018. As the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, Pinnacle operates in 11 primarily urban markets in Tennessee, the Carolinas and Virginia.

Additional information concerning Pinnacle, which is included in the NASDAQ Financial-100 Index, can be accessed at

Published July 2, 2018

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