C. Bryan Johnson is a 1991 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in Economics, Mathematical. After college, he attended Officer Basic Training and Airborne School before serving as an Artillery Officer with the First Armored Division in Europe. Following a deployment to Bosnia as the Battalion Intelligence officer Johnson left the Army as a Captain. In 2000 Johnson received his J.D. and MBA in Finance from the University of Tennessee. Also in 2000 Johnson received the Chartered Financial Analyst Designation. Following graduate school, he joined Moon Capital Management, a registered investment advisor. There he was responsible for the research of investments on behalf of individual and institutional clients. Johnson also worked as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Tennessee teaching Security Analysis and Financial Statement Analysis courses from 2002 – 2009. He is the Treasurer of the CFA Society of East Tennessee and a member of the West Point Society of East Tennessee. Johnson joined SmartBank in February 2010 as Vice President and Controller.