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.      

Shannon Harper

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Shannon Harper
Vice President & COO of Harper Auto Square

Shannon Harper is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Harper Auto Square, a nine franchise dealership group located in Knoxville, Tenn. Having worked in different auto dealership capacities, he has overseen dramatic growth at the company, including his management of $13 million in the development of new and existing dealerships since 2012. Harper is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and where he is currently earning his Master of Business Administration. His accomplishments include serving as a board member for the Junior Achievement of East Tennessee, Knoxville Cotillion Club, Great Smoky Mountain Tremont Foundation, among others. In 2013, he was named one of Knoxville’s “40 Under 40,” and he is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Knoxville.