News Releases

Steve Cooke Joins Pinnacle Asset Management in Charlotte


Experienced wealth advisor Steve Cooke has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a financial consultant on the Pinnacle Asset Management team in the firm’s North Carolina Southern region. He is based in the firm’s office in Harrisburg, NC. Cooke comes to Pinnacle from Wells Fargo Advisors in Harrisburg, where he had been a financial advisor for more than eight years.

Elam Miller Joins Miller Loughry Beach


Elam Miller has joined Miller Loughry Beach Insurance Services as an insurance advisor, working in both Nashville and Murfreesboro offices. Miller brings experience in understanding and meeting complex and nuanced needs, having served most recently as a lobbyist aide for Bass, Barry and Sims PLC. He comes to Miller Loughry Beach as a recent graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he earned a Master of Public Policy.

Pinnacle and the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute Honor the Life and Work of Herman Strickland with a Financial Commitment to Equity and Social Justice Initiative


Pinnacle Financial Partners presented today a $15,000 gift to the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute in the name of Herman Strickland, a long-time Pinnacle leader and pillar of the community with countless contributions to Memphis and the Mid-South. In addition to the contribution, the director’s office at the Hooks Institute is now named in Strickland’s honor.

Pinnacle Earns 23 Greenwich Excellence and Greenwich Best Brand Awards


Pinnacle Financial Partners brought home 20 Greenwich Excellence and three Greenwich Best Brand Awards for 2021. These awards are national and regional honors earned by banks who have measurably distinctive brands and service quality for small business and middle market clients. Pinnacle won more of these awards than any other bank in the Southeast.

Trang Nguyen-Do and Bob Madeja Are Among 4 Additions to Pinnacle


Accomplished financial services professional Trang Nguyen-Do and veteran credit advisor Bob Madeja have joined the National Capital Region team of Pinnacle Financial Partners, a bank based in Nashville, TN. Both are working in temporary offices with the team and will be moving to a permanent location later this year. Joining Pinnacle along with Nguyen-Do and Madeja are Anjum Saeed, treasury management analyst, and Erica Findlay, financial advisor assistant.

Pinnacle Commits $3 Million to National Institute of Minority Economic Development, Including $200,000 for THRIVE High Point


Pinnacle announced a $3 million commitment to the National Institute of Minority Economic Development to further their work for economic equity in North Carolina. The funds will be used to support small businesses and homeowners throughout the state with affordable and accessible lending. Of the $3 million, $200,000 is specifically designated to THRIVE | High Point, which offers dedicated small business support for women and minority groups in the High Point community.

James Barnett Joins Pinnacle in Birmingham


James Barnett has joined the Birmingham team of Pinnacle Financial Partners, a bank based in Nashville, TN, solidifying the growing presence of Pinnacle in the market. He is a senior credit officer bringing 18 years of financial services experience to the firm. Barnett is Pinnacle’s first senior credit officer in the region, and he will help build a credit team to partner with local financial advisors in reviewing and structuring deals in the best interests of clients and the firm.

Pinnacle Expands to North Fulton County in Atlanta


Pinnacle Financial Partners is expanding its reach to North Fulton County in Atlanta. The firm has hired a team of associates to establish a presence there to serve North Fulton, Gwinnett and Forsyth County clients. They are available now in a temporary space at 11720 Amber Park in Alpharetta, GA, until a permanent, full-service location is established as early as this summer.

Rhea Ann Weaver and Caroline Walker Join Pinnacle in Chattanooga


Experienced Trust and Wealth Advisor Rhea Ann Weaver and Financial Advisor Caroline Walker have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners’ Chattanooga team. Both joined the firm from Truist and are based in Pinnacle’s office at 801 Broad St.

Pinnacle is a Top 10 Best Place to Work in Virginia


Pinnacle Financial Partners has been named one of the best places to work in Virginia for the third year in a row, and its people-centric culture continues to fuel its growth. Pinnacle earned the No. 10 spot in the large companies category on the list of the Best Places to Work from Virginia Business magazine, up from No. 11 in 2021.

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