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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 www.smartbank.net.