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Pinnacle Financial Partners to Open Cedar Bluff Office This Week (1)

3 new associates join the firm to round out team of 6
May 06, 2013

Pinnacle Financial Partners will open its fourth full-service banking location in the Knoxville market on May 9. A grand opening celebration for the office, located at 9601 Kingston Pike in the Cedar Bluff area, will take place on May 22.

The 4,000 square foot office features the same contemporary architectural style as at other Pinnacle locations. Signature elements include a decorative water wall and Learning Center for meetings, workshops and use by community groups.

Three new associates have joined Pinnacle to serve clients from the new office. Three other associates will move from Pinnacle’s Northshore Drive location to round out the team.

“We have assembled an experienced group of financial services professionals to deliver distinctive service and effective advice to the Cedar Bluff community,” said Harvey White, Pinnacle’s Knoxville president. “Our associates have outstanding reputations for providing exceptional client service that will serve Pinnacle and this area well.”

Steve Kopman joins Pinnacle as senior vice president and office leader for the Cedar Bluff location. He brings 33 years of financial services experience and comes most recently from Regions Bank, where he was a branch sales manager of its Cedar Bluff office.

Kopman earned a bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y. and is involved in the community through fundraising events for the Ladies of Charity of Knoxville.

Heather McKinney brings 25 years of experience to her role of senior vice president and financial advisor. Prior roles include serving as vice president in the private banking areas at First Tennessee Bank and Regions Bank.

Lucy Pollifrone joins the firm as a service specialist. She has 12 years of experience and comes to Pinnacle from Mountain Commerce Bank, where she served as a branch service associate.

The rest of the Cedar Bluff team includes:

  • Deb Campbell, client service specialist
  • Missy Ratliff, service specialist
  • Jamie Webb, financial advisor assistant

Since expanding to East Tennessee in 2007, Pinnacle has become the sixth-largest bank out of 44 financial institutions in the Knoxville metropolitan statistical area (MSA), according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Pinnacle Financial Partners provides a full range of banking, investment, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for small- to mid-sized businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a comprehensive relationship with their financial institution. Comprehensive wealth management services, such as financial planning and trust, help clients increase, protect and distribute their assets.

The firm began operations in a single downtown Nashville location in October 2000 and has since grown to almost $5.1 billion in assets at March 31, 2013. At March 31, 2013, Pinnacle is the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, with 29 offices in eight Middle Tennessee counties and four offices in Knoxville. Great Place to Work® recently named Pinnacle one of the best workplaces in the United States on its 2012 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list published in FORTUNE magazine. Pinnacle ranked No. 4 out of 25 of medium-sized list.

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