knoxville news
knoxville news knoxville daily sun lifestyle business knoxville sports travel knoxville classifieds knoxville jobs knoxville legal notices knoxville yellow pages smoky mountains contact facebook twitter linkedin rss entertainment knoxville advertising

Pinnacle’s Northshore Drive office adds McGaha, Hankins, Giddens, Parrish

KNOXVILLE – Jason McGaha, Amanda Hankins, Kelley Giddens and Kandi Parrish have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners’ team in Knoxville.

jason mcgaha amanda hankins   kelly giddens kandi parrish
Jason McGaha Amanda Hankins   Kelly Giddens Kandi Parrish

McGaha joins the firm as a senior vice president and financial advisor for the client services group, where he will focus on cash management, credit analysis and financial management. Before coming to Pinnacle, he spent more than eight years with First Tennessee Bank, where he was a vice president and commercial relationship manager.

McGaha earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Tennessee. He is active in the community and currently serves as vice chair of the United Way of Greater Knoxville’s outcome based investment committee.

Hankins brings 16 years of experience to her role of senior vice president and credit advisor. She most recently comes from Regions Bank in Knoxville, where she was a corporate debt products portfolio manager. Prior roles included serving as a portfolio manager for Wells Fargo Bank, and as a commercial real estate credit underwriter for AmSouth Bank.

Giddens joins Pinnacle as a financial advisor assistant. She comes from Regions Bank, where she spent 15 years in commercial relationship roles. Prior to that, Giddens worked for SunTrust Bank, where she was a branch support specialist. She is also based at Pinnacle’s Northshore Drive office.

Parrish joins the firm’s client services team as a financial specialist. Before coming to Pinnacle she spent 22 years with Regions Bank, where roles included serving as a branch service leader, teller supervisor/trainer and assistant branch manager. Parrish is based at Pinnacle’s Emory Road office.

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 $24.0 billion in assets as of June 30, 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 August 19, 2018

knoxville daily sun Knoxville Daily Sun
2018 Image Builders
User Agreement | Privacy Policy