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.      

Monique Berke

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Vice president of business transformation at CBL & Associates Properties

Monique Berke is vice president of business transformation at CBL & Associates Properties, where she is responsible for overseeing project teams and implementation of the company’s business and technology initiatives. She previously served as vice president, investment operations of Unum Group, a global provider of financial protection benefits. Prior to 2009, she owned and operated Berke Coaching & Consulting, providing consulting services to Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Berke has extensive experience in the financial services industry with specializations in human resources and operational effectiveness. She has served on several community non-profit boards and committees and is the recipient of many professional awards.