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Pensacola, FL – SmartBank is proud to announce the promotion of Johnnie Wright to Regional President, Coastal West market. In his role, Wright will oversee the Pensacola, Mobile and Fairhope regions leveraging his leadership skills to drive SmartBank’s market growth, productivity, and profitability in SmartBank’s Coastal West region.

Since joining SmartBank in 2013 to establish the Pensacola branch, Johnnie has been an essential part of the bank’s leadership in the Florida Panhandle.  With a deep understanding of the local market and extensive banking experience, he is well-suited for this role.

“Johnnie’s leadership and dedication to SmartBank’s mission have been instrumental in our success,” said Billy Carroll, CEO of SmartBank. “We are confident that under his guidance, the region will flourish, further cementing the bank’s reputation as a trusted financial partner in the community.”

Recognized as a Power List Honoree by Pensacola’s InWeekly publication since 2018, Johnnie is dedicated not only to professional excellence but also to community service. He has actively contributed to organizations such as Ronald McDonald House Charities, Boy Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity, Fiesta of Pensacola, and WSRE.


About SmartBank

Founded in 2007, SmartBank is a full-service commercial bank providing banking, investment, insurance, and mortgage financial services, with 42 branches spanning Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida. Recruiting the best people, delivering exceptional client service, strategic branching and a disciplined approach to lending have contributed to SmartBank’s success. For more information on SmartBank, visit www.smartbank.com.