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.      

Hodgen Mainda

Posted by | July 13, 2016 | | No Comments

Hodgen Mainda is the Vice President of Community Development at the Electric Power Board in Chattanooga, Tennessee – one of the nation’s largest publicly owned power providers and the first public provider of Gigabit internet in the country.  A native of Nairobi, Kenya, Hodgen moved to Tennessee in 1997 to pursue his higher education at Middle Tennessee State University (degree in Political Science and International Relations). Community service has been a priority for Hodgen since arriving in Chattanooga nearly a decade ago. Hodgen serves on several boards including the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce where he chairs the Public Policy committee, Memorial Hospital Foundation vice-chair, United Way of Greater Chattanooga, UTC Chancellor’s Roundtable, UTC College of Business advisory board, SmartBank advisory board and the Tennessee Valley Corridor board. He is an active member of the downtown Chattanooga Rotary Club where he co-chairs the programs committee and is a graduate of Leadership Chattanooga, class of 2010.  In 2014, Hodgen was co-recipient of Young Professional Association of Chattanooga’s Young Professional of the Year Award and was recognized by Chatter Magazine as one of the 20 Under 40 individuals who are making a mark in our community.  Hodgen is married to Amber and they have  two children, Addy and Ellis.