Directors and Leadership

Kirk Bailey

Kirk Bailey

Kirk Bailey
Memphis Chairman

Kirk Bailey is Pinnacle’s Memphis chairman.

Bailey began his banking career in 1980 with Leader Federal Bank for Savings. He ran subsidiary operations for Leader Federal including insurance, land development, home building and commercial development until 1991, when he became president of Leader Federal Mortgage, Leader’s large and highly successful mortgage banking operation. In 1993, Bailey was named the chief operating officer of Leader Federal and was elected a director. He remained in this position until Leader Federal merged with Union Planters National Bank in 1996. Bailey served as president and chief operating officer of Union   Planters of Memphis and was a director of the bank until 1998. He then helped form Magna Bank, where he was chairman. Bailey became Pinnacle's Memphis chairman when Pinnacle merged with Magna Bank in 2015.

Bailey was born and raised in Memphis. He graduated from the University of Memphis and received a PMD degree from Harvard Business School.

He is very active in industry and community affairs, currently serving on the boards of three local organizations, and has served in many capacities at Christ United Methodist Church.

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