SmartBank, recently announced the formation of its local board of directors in Maryville. The board will utilize their combined decades of experience to grow the organization not only by providing expertise, but also by increasing opportunities and strengthening business relationships.

“We are thrilled to begin a new chapter for SmartBank in Maryville by assembling such a highly qualified group of local business leaders,” said Billy Carroll, SmartBank president & CEO. “It gives us the opportunity to advance our market presence and form relationships with key organizations. This team will help us to accomplish even more in the Maryville area.”

The local board is comprised of six professionals who will help lead the SmartBank movement in the Maryville market. These community members provides a wealth of knowledge, expertise and leadership capabilities, which will be beneficial in forming and leveraging SmartBank connections in Maryville and the surrounding areas, the bank said in a news release.

• Lee Chambers, owner of Grandview Cemetery Co.

• Phil LaFoy, president, pharmacist, co-owner Blount Discount Pharmacy Inc.

• Denny Mayes, retired agency manager Farm Bureau Insurance

• Jimmy Matlock, president of Matlock Tire Service

• Herb Newton, real estate investor

• David Pesterfield, president of Pharmacy Plus.

“Blount County is a special place with special people, and I’m excited to work with this talented group and fully expect them to make an immediate impact on our vision for SmartBank in Blount County,” said David Conner, Blount County market executive.

SmartBank is a full-service commercial bank founded in 2007, with 29 branches and three loan production offices spanning Tennessee, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

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