On November 1st, SmartFinancial, Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee (“SmartFinancial”) (Nasdaq: SMBK), parent company of SmartBank, announced the completion of its previously-announced acquisition of Foothills Bancorp, Inc., Maryville, Tennessee (“Foothills Bancorp”), and Foothills Bancorp’s wholly owned bank subsidiary, Foothills Bank & Trust. Effective November 1, 2018, Foothills Bancorp has been merged with and into SmartFinancial, and Foothills Bank & Trust has been merged with and into SmartBank. Based on financial data as of September 30, 2018, the combined company has total consolidated assets of approximately $2.3 billion. This marks SmartFinancial’s third acquisition in the last 12 months. For the full release, click here.      

Beau Wicks

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Beau Wicks is a lifelong resident of Tuscaloosa. He is a 1983 graduate of The University of Alabama, with a degree in Accounting. Mr. Wicks spent eight years as a Controller for Randall Publishing Company, and six years as CFO for Cummings Trucking Company. In 1998, Mr. Wicks started Southeast Logistics, a regional trucking company serving the building products industry (roofing, steel, lumber, pipe). The company has grown to operate approximately 300 trucks with four offices in three states. Mr. Wicks is a member of the Alabama Trucking Association, and has served on the board of directors of the ATA Workers Compensation Self Insurance Fund for twelve years, including two years as chairman. Mr. Wicks served as a director of Capstone Bank for nine years. Prior to that, Mr. Wicks also served three years on the Board of Directors of First Federal Bank. Over the years, Mr. Wicks has served numerous civic and philanthropic organizations within his community.