Missy Wallen Joins Pinnacle
A longtime local banker has found a new home.
Pinnacle Financial Partners announced Monday that Missy Wallen has been named as the lender’s Knoxville chairman.
Wallen is the former Tennessee president for BB&T. In May of 2013, she announced her retirement from that post, saying at the time that her departure was motivated by seeing friends whose health problems prevented them from enjoying their retirement.
In a recent interview, Wallen said the last year gave her a chance to travel, put in a garden and complete numerous home projects.
She added that “like an entertainer I wanted to stop touring but after much reflection, I really didn’t want to stop making music. So working for (Pinnacle) and just doing this locally gives me an opportunity to work with all the clients and a really strong leadership team that I’ve enjoyed working with over the years, and just stay locally focused.”
Pinnacle is a publicly traded company that is based in Nashville but has a growing presence in Knoxville.