Pinnacle's David Shamblin Earns Prestigious Trust Professional Certification

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Pinnacle's David Shamblin Earns Prestigious Trust Professional Certification

December 19, 2018

David ShamblinDavid Shamblin, trust services advisor with Pinnacle Financial Partners, was recently awarded the Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA) professional certification from the American Bankers Association.

The CTFA certification is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of wealth management and trust. To qualify for the CTFA certification, individuals must have certain levels of experience and education in the trust profession, pass an exam, and agree to abide by a code of ethics. The CTFA exam covers many areas including fiduciary and trust activities, financial planning, tax law and planning, investment management and ethics.

“David is a true professional and an invaluable partner for his clients,” said Danny Gork, Pinnacle’s trust portfolio advisor in Chattanooga. “It’s no surprise that he’s earned this prestigious certification. It validates his experience and depth of education in our industry.”

Shamblin came to Pinnacle earlier this year from BB&T. He has 10 years of experience in financial services working with clients in areas of wealth management, asset protection, and financial planning. He holds series 7 and 66 securities licenses, and is licensed in Life, Accident and Health insurance as well as Long Term Care insurance in Tennessee.

Financial services professionals, working through ABA, initiated the CTFA certification and seven others in order to establish meaningful standards of knowledge in specialty areas of the financial services industry. ABA Professional Certifications formally recognize those who meet these standards and meet professional continuing education and development requirements. 

ABA Professional Certifications promote the highest standards of performance in the financial services industry by validating individuals’ knowledge and expertise. For more information, call 202-663-5092 or visit

Pinnacle Financial Partners provides a full range of banking, investment, trust, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a comprehensive relationship with their financial institution. The firm earned a place on FORTUNE’s 2017 and 2018 lists of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the U.S., and American Banker recognized Pinnacle as one of America’s Best Banks to Work For six years in a row.

Pinnacle began serving Chattanooga in 2015 when it acquired CapitalMark Bank & Trust, a community institution with an excellent record of service and growth. Pinnacle continues that tradition: the firm is the fourth-largest bank in Chattanooga in terms of deposits and is also one of the fastest growing.

The firm began operations in a single location in downtown Nashville, TN in October 2000 and has since grown to approximately $24.6 billion in assets as of Sept. 30, 2018. As the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, Pinnacle operates in 11 primarily urban markets in Tennessee, the Carolinas and Virginia.

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