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.      

Welcome, Diane Short

Posted by | November 22, 2013 | Welcome to the Team | No Comments

Diane Short, EVP Human Resources

SmartBank is pleased to announce the addition of Diane Short as Executive Vice President of Human Resources.

As Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Diane will operate out of SmartBank’s Pigeon Forge office where she will be responsible for developing HR strategy and programs for SmartBank, including developmental programs, training programs and other employee and organizational initiatives.

“We are very excited to have Diane on the SmartBank team,” said President and CEO, Billy Carroll. “Her expertise and proven track record of success makes her well positioned to empower SmartBank’s associates as well as attract and retain top talent. She has hit the ground running and I am excited to watch her contribute to the continued growth at SmartBank. “

Diane is a skilled Human Resource professional and consultant with over 20 years of experience. She brings a wealth of knowledge from working with leading organizations in various industries including hospitality, finance, retail and transportation. Prior to SmartBank she served as Vice President – Employee Relations, Talent Management and Recruiting of Gaylord Entertainment Corporation, where she focused on developing and managing cooperative team environments while exceeding performance benchmarks. Diane attended Georgia State University. She and her husband, Billy, have recently relocated to Sevier County from the Nashville area.

SmartBank is a full service bank offering a unique balance of exceptional products and a service-focused environment. SmartBank, with assets near $500 million, opened its first office in January 2007 in Pigeon Forge, TN and now serves clients in 9 locations across East Tennessee and Northwest Florida. For more about SmartBank, visit