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Joel Brannon, Vice President, Relationship Manager

Knoxville, Tenn. – SmartBank announced today that Joel Brannon has joined its team in Sevierville, TN as Vice President, Relationship Manager.

“We are so pleased to add a talented individual like Joel to our team,” said Bobby Castle, SmartBank Senior Vice President, Sevier County Market Executive. “His experience in business lending and relationship development along with his familiarity with the East Tennessee markets will be a great addition to our team.”

Brannon has more than 18 years of experience in the banking industry. Most recently he served as Vice President of Business Banking at First Citizen’s Bank. His areas of expertise include managing commercial loan portfolios, business lending, and business development. Brannon also holds certifications from the Tennessee Banker’s Association and Risk Management Association.

“Joining SmartBank is an exciting opportunity for me,” said Brannon. “SmartBank has a great reputation as a strong community bank and I look forward to doing my part to continue delivering the high-quality banking products and services that our clients depend on.”

Brannon received his undergraduate degree in business management from Carson Newman and later earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Clemson University.