COLLIERVILLE, Tenn., February 27, 2017 – Joel Porter, chairman of the board for BankTennessee, announced that Michael E. Keeney was appointed to the bank’s board of directors.

Michael Keeney Keeney replaces David Kustoff on the bank’s board. Kustoff was recently elected to represent the 8th Congressional District of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

“We are honored to have Mike join our Board of Directors," said Porter. "His legal experience, commitment to building relationships and knowledge of the community will be valuable assets to the bank and our clients and will help position BankTennessee for continued growth."

Since 2014, Keeney has been managing shareholder at the Memphis office of the Lewis Thomason Law Firm, formerly the Thomason Hendrix law firm prior to its merger with Lewis King law firm. He joined the law firm of Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey Johnson & Mitchell, PLLC, as an associate in 1993 and later served as partner and managing partner. 

Keeney practices in the area of civil litigation, handling matters in state, federal and appellate courts. He is a Rule 31-listed mediator in general civil mediation for the Supreme Court of Tennessee. Keeney is a former hearing officer for the disciplinary board of Tennessee Supreme Court. 

Keeney holds the highest rating, AV Preeminent, from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and has been named to Best Lawyers in America since 2008.

Active in the community, he serves on the Board of Directors for Orgill, Inc., the Central Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis, and Dixon Gallery and Gardens. He is also on the Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority Board of Commissioners.

About BankTennessee
“We take banking personally and are committed to providing a personal level of service where our customers matter. It’s a philosophy that has worked for us since our bank was founded in Memphis in 1934, more than 80 years ago. We attribute our success to our personnel and local communities we support,” said Jim Rout, chief executive officer and president of the bank. ”

Headquartered in Collierville, Tennessee, BankTennessee has 8 retail banking offices located in Collierville, East and Downtown Memphis, Germantown, Ripley, Munford, and Lebanon in Middle Tennessee. 

As of December 31, 2016, BankTennessee had $287,973,343 in assets. The bank offers 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.