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.      

SmartBank Names Meloney Howell Assistant Vice President of Commercial Lending

Posted by | April 17, 2017 | News | No Comments
Meloney Howell AVP | Commercial Lender II

Meloney Howell
AVP | Commercial Lender II

DESTIN, Fla. – April 17, 2017 – SmartBank recently announced the promotion of Meloney Howell to Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lender II for the Destin, Florida market.

“Meloney’s dedication and hard work lend to this well-deserved promotion,” said Gail Miceli, Senior Vice President and Okaloosa Market Leader. “Her experience and knowledge of the Destin market will help contribute to SmartBank’s continued success.”

Meloney Howell brings over 20 years of financial experience to the Assistant Vice President position, including various lending roles that add to her expertise in the field. Howell attended Northwest Florida State College, and is a graduate of Walton County Leadership. She is active in her community, including her service as a board member for both the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and Stables Homeowner Association. Additionally, she is a member of the Destin Chamber of Commerce and the Walton County Chamber of Commerce. Her professional involvement extends to volunteer work with Food for Thought Outreach, Inc., serving as the PTO Chairperson for Ruckel Middle School and assisting with fundraising opportunities for the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation. She is married to long-time spouse, Aaron, and enjoys supporting her daughter, Reagen, at cheerleading, sporting and academic events in her free time.

SmartFinancial, Inc., based in Knoxville, Tennessee, is the bank holding company for SmartBank.  SmartBank is a full-service commercial bank founded in 2007, with thirteen branches, two loan production offices and a mortgage production office spanning East Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle. Recruiting the best people, delivering exceptional client service, strategic branching and a disciplined approach to lending have contributed to SmartBank’s success. More information about SmartBank can be found on its website: