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Mike Brown joins Pinnacle’s client services team

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Mike Brown; Senior Vice President of Pinnacle Financial Partner; image submitted

MARYVILLE, TN – Mike Brown has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a senior vice president and financial advisor supporting the firm’s client services team. He is based at Pinnacle’s Maryville office on W. Lamar Alexander Parkway.

Brown, with 37 years of experience, comes to Pinnacle from SmartBank (formerly Foothills Bank & Trust), where he was vice president of commercial and consumer lending. Prior roles were with Mountain National Bank, where he was president and chief executive officer, First National Bank of Gatlinburg, where he served as senior operations officer and First Federal Savings Bank (now Regions), where he was branch administrator and compliance officer.

“Mike has served the Blount County and East Tennessee market for his entire career and has an incredible level of experience in business and consumer banking,” said Tony Thompson, Pinnacle’s area manager in Maryville. “His dedication to clients and delivering an exceptional service experience make him a natural fit for Pinnacle.”

Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Tennessee and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

He is past president of the Maryville and Sevierville Rotary Clubs and is past president of the United Way of Blount County. Brown is a graduate of Leadership Blount and has served on its board of directors. He is also a graduate of Leadership Sevier, a two-time chair of National Banpac’s (FIS) advisory board and is a nine-year member of Independent Community Bankers of America’s operations and financial services committees.

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. Pinnacle earned a spot on FORTUNE’s 2019 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® in the U.S., its third consecutive appearance. American Banker recognized Pinnacle as one of America’s Best Banks to Work For six years in a row.

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 $26.5 billion in assets as of June 30, 2019. 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 September 10, 2019

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