Financial services veteran Missy Wallen, who retired last July as Tennessee president for BB&T, has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq/NGS: PNFP). She will serve as Pinnacle’s Knoxville chairman, leading its client services group and overseeing the firm’s soon-to-be five Knoxville-area offices.
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’s fifth Knoxville-area location is slated to open on Emory Road in the Powell area in the fourth quarter.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 began operations in a single downtown Nashville location in October 2000 and has since grown to $5.6 billion in assets at March 31, 2014. At March 31, 2014, Pinnacle is the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, with 29 offices in eight Middle Tennessee counties and four offices in Knoxville. Additionally, Great Place to Work ® named Pinnacle one of the best workplaces in the United States on its 2013 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list published in FORTUNE magazine. The American Banker also recognized Pinnacle as the best bank to work for in the country. Additional information concerning Pinnacle, which is included in the NASDAQ Financial-100 Index, can be accessed at www.pnfp.com.