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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – April 4, 2018 – SmartBank, a subsidiary of SmartFinancial, Inc., recently announced the formation of its local board of directors in Tuscaloosa which will serve to give insight and make recommendations for anticipated growth through relationship-fueled opportunities.

“Forming this team of dynamic local business leaders has been an exciting process for us,” said Billy Carroll, SmartBank President & CEO. “It gives us the opportunity to gain market traction and build key relationships which will contribute to our success in the Tuscaloosa area.”

The local board is comprised of seven progressive professionals who will help lead the SmartBank movement in the Alabama market. Each of these respected community members provides a wealth of knowledge, expertise and leadership capabilities, which will be beneficial in forming and leveraging SmartBank connections in Tuscaloosa and the surrounding areas.

  • Brock Corder, President of The Builders Group
  • Gina Simpson, President of Soluna Strategies
  • John Murdock, President of Greek Resource Services, LLC
  • Jon Farmer, Retired Tuscaloosa Bank Executive
  • Mike Reilly, Emeritus Chairman of Randall-Reilly
  • Terry Saban, Founder of Nick’s Kids Foundation
  • William Pruett, Retired Executive Vice President, President of North America Total System Services, Inc.

“I am thrilled to work hand-in-hand with the individuals of our local board,” said Robert Kuhn, SmartBank Alabama & Florida Regional President. “Their extensive knowledge of Tuscaloosa’s market landscape coupled with the local relationships they have formed, will be a driving force in SmartBank’s continued success.”

SmartFinancial, Inc., based in Knoxville, Tenn., is the bank holding company for SmartBank.  SmartBank is a full-service commercial bank founded in 2007, with twenty-two branches and three loan production offices spanning East Tennessee, the Florida Panhandle and Alabama. 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: www.smartbank.com.