Rhett is a highly-skilled professional with a wide array of knowledge and experience. Prior to joining the SmartBank team, Rhett served as the Senior Vice President & East TN Credit Officer for Regions Bank in Knoxville. He also served as the Chief Credit Officer for BankEast in Knoxville. Rhett attended Samford University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Management concentration. Later, he received his MBA from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. Rhett is currently a member of the Risk Management Association. He is a past member of the Association of Financial Professionals, United Way of East Tennessee Funds Allocation Committee and the American Cancer Society Leadership Council.