LEBANON, Tenn., July 20, 2022 – Brad Houser, Middle Tennessee president for BankTennessee, announced today that the bank has opened a new loan center in Sumner County. It is located at 135 College St. in Gallatin, Tennessee.

Jeff Bond, a Sumner County resident and 53-year banking veteran, joined the bank as senior vice president to manage the new office and develop the Sumner County market with a focus on loan growth. Rounding out the team are local, experienced community bankers Tim Hale, vice president of commercial lending, and Joanna Wittenberg, assistant vice president.

"We already have an existing customer base in Wilson and Smith counties, and the opening of this new office fills a strategic spot for us in Sumner County,” said Houser.

“Local community banking is our foundation. Personally, connecting with our communities is important to the financial happiness and security of our customers as well as our bank. With seasoned local hometown banking teams at our branches, we are pleased that Jeff, Tim, and Joanna have joined our team,” Houser added. “They have an outstanding knowledge of the local market. Combined with their work experience and involvement in many local community and civic organizations, they will be an asset to our customers. We look forward to working with them.”

About BankTennessee
BankTennessee has 10 banking offices with 3 locations in Middle Tennessee including Lebanon, Carthage, and the new loan center in Gallatin. In West Tennessee, there are 7 offices with locations in Collierville, Memphis, Germantown, Ripley, and Munford.

As of June 30, 2022, BankTennessee had 532,829,121 in assets. The retail branches offer a full range of financial products and services including personal and business checking accounts, mobile banking, online banking, mortgages, home equity lines of credit, custom construction loans, commercial and consumer loans, treasury management, remote capture, and merchant card services.