Reliant Bank President and CEO DeVan Ard announced today that Alan Mims has joined Reliant as Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer.

Mims was most recently Senior Examiner and Case Manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, where he used his extensive knowledge to effectively navigate through the web of regulations and procedures that depository institutions must follow.

"He brings insight and experience to Reliant," said Ard. "Alan is respected for his ability to connect operational risk frameworks to key decisions that drive strategic growth."

In his new role as Chief Risk Officer for Reliant, Mims will identify key risks across the organization and elevate risk discussions to a strategic level. He will oversee Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance Management, and BSA/AML Compliance programs. In conjunction with the executive leadership team, he will partner with key stakeholders to provide crucial leadership and guidance needed to balance risks while moving the bank forward in the market place.

Mims will also oversee fraud mitigation, physical security, and aspects of vendor management. He will act as the bank's liaison between regulatory agencies, internal and external auditors, and the Federal Reserve.

"At Reliant, we recognize that knowledge is power," Ard further stated. "Alan's disciplined approach adds another layer of expertise to our culture of controlling risk. In his position, he will be charged with continuously improving Reliant's risk management capabilities in an ever-changing business environment."

Said Mims, "Reliant is poised for growth. As part of our strategic initiatives, we want to move quickly when market conditions change. My personal goal as Chief Risk Officer is to constantly improve the methods and processes in place to manage risks while seizing opportunities related to the achievement of our business objectives."

About Commerce Union Bancshares, Inc. and Reliant Bank

Commerce Union Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUBN) is a Brentwood, Tennessee-based bank holding company which operates banking centers in Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner and Williamson Counties in Middle Tennessee and Hamilton County in East Tennessee through its wholly-owned subsidiary Reliant Bank. Reliant is a fast-growing community bank headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee. A full-service commercial bank, Reliant offers a variety of deposit, lending and mortgage products and services to business and consumer customers. For additional information, locations and hours of operation, please visit our website found at

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