SmartBank Announces Officer Promotions

Posted by | March 21, 2016 | Promotions | No Comments

SmartBank, a subsidiary of SmartFinancial, Inc., recently announced officer promotions.

“SmartBank is thrilled to announce these well-deserved promotions, which are a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication Travis, Tracy and Jacob exemplify on a daily basis,” said Barry Watson, Chattanooga Regional President. “Our lending team’s combination of knowledge and expertise well positions SmartBank for continued growth in the Chattanooga market.”

Travis Lytle has been named Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager. He has served the local banking community for more than sixteen years. Travis received his Bachelor of Science Degree in finance from Middle Tennessee State University. Travis currently serves as a board member for The Tennessee Small Business Center, Co-Lab Chattanooga and the Tivoli Theater Foundation. He also serves as Chairman of the UTC Chancellor Multicultural Advisory Council and as Commissioner of the Chattanooga Municipal Airport Authority. Additionally, Travis is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Chattanooga and hosts workshops for small businesses throughout the Chattanooga area. Travis is a council member at Olivet Baptist Church, where he attends with his wife, Tonya, and son.

Tracy Haney has been named Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager. Tracy holds more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry. She received an associate’s degree as well as a certification from The Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending. Involved with her East Ridge community, she is the current president of the East Ridge Council of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Homebuilders Association of Greater Chattanooga. Tracy is also a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where she attends with her son.

Jacob Hawk has been named Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager. Prior to beginning a career in the financial industry five years ago, Jacob worked in real estate. Jacob holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Georgia. Jacob is actively involved in the community through organizations such as the Chattanooga Rotaract Club and the Chattanooga Network Connection. He and his wife, Savanna, currently attend the East Brainerd Church of Christ.