BB&T Names Brown Head Of Chattanooga Operations

Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Tracy Brown
Tracy Brown

Longtime area banker Tracy Brown has been named to head BB&T’s Chattanooga commercial banking operations, Louis Moore, BB&T Tennessee president, has announced.

With the formal title of city executive, Mr. Brown will be responsible for commercial marketing operations for BB&T in the Chattanooga market, which includes Hamilton County.

“We have been looking forward with excitement and anticipation to becoming a member of the vibrant Chattanooga community,” Mr. Moore said. “Tracy Brown is exactly the right person to be BB&T’s Chattanooga city executive. He cares deeply about this community and he is a true banking professional.”

Mr. Brown, 40, previously served as a BB&T business services officer.

“Chattanooga is poised to realize even greater economic growth,” Mr. Brown said. “The development of Enterprise South, the continued progress of downtown and the waterfront combined with the city’s existing business base is positioning Chattanooga for economic expansion beyond that which is already admired throughout the southern U.S.”

A native of Trion, Ga., he graduated in 1984 from Trion High School, where he lettered in football, baseball, debate and boy’s essay. His parents, Roy and Sharon Brown, still live in Trion.

Mr. Brown graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in management. At Georgia Tech he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Ramblin' Reck Club, Executive Round Table and Inter-Fraternity Council.

He is involved in numerous community activities, including Junior Achievement of Chattanooga, Chattanooga Jaycees, former board member of the Pro Re
Bona Day Nursery, deacon at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Georgia Tech Club of Chattanooga.

He is a 1998 Graduate of Leadership Chattanooga.

He and his wife, Paige, live in Chattanooga and have two children.

BB&T Corporation is a financial holding company with more than $119 billion in assets. BB&T operates more than 1,400 branches in 11 states and Washington, D.C. BB&T's banking subsidiaries are organized as a group of community banks, each with a regional president.


Chamber's Second Annual Construction Seminar Took Place Today

The Chamber’s Second Annual Construction Seminar took place today and provided training and networking opportunities for construction-related businesses and anyone interested in forging business connections with minority, women and veteran owned businesses, small businesses and HUBZone businesses.  Major employers and prime contractors such as Rentenbach Constructors Incorporated ... (click for more)

New Hamilton County Businesses

Here are the new business licenses from the County Clerk's office: ALL ACCESS CAPTIONS 2124 HAVEN CREST DRIVE CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421   ALL AROUND MAINTENANCE 5209 TENNESSEE AVENUE CHATTANOOGA, TN 37409   BEAUTIFUL MORNING CLEANING SERVICE 7510 AUSTIN DRIVE APT B CHATTNOOGA, TN 37416   BEAUTY KORNER 3402 CLIO AVENUE CHATTANOOGA, TN 37407 ... (click for more)

Erlanger Refinancing To Provide Cash For New Children's/Women's Hospital, $50 Million Erlanger East Expansion, $8.5 Million Surgical Improvements

Erlanger Health System officials said an overhaul of the hospital's debt will include $70 million in new loans for several major hospital projects - including $11.5 million toward a new $30 million Children's/Women's Hospital. The overall cost of the latter facility is $30 million, but the hospital is seeking significant outside gifts and support. It will also pay for a $50 million ... (click for more)

Legendary Radio Broadcaster Luther Dies At 92 After Record 74 Years On The Air; Funeral Will Be Thursday At 2 PM At Engel Stadium

Legendary radio broadcaster Luther Masingill died early Monday morning at Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and friends. He was 92 and had been on the air for a record 74 years. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at Historic Engel Stadium, 1130 E 3rd St., at 2 p.m. with Pastor Todd McElyea officiating.   Honorary pallbearers will be the staff at ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill

Chattanooga has lost its most popular citizen – Luther Masingill. Although we are saddened we cherish the memories.  All of us have a Luther story.  Mine is the first time I met Luther.  This was before TV and all of Chattanooga listened to Luther on the radio.  I was 12-years-old.  Some of my buddies and I had gone to the State Theater in downtown ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UT Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet!

Just moments before Florida would seal a football 10-9 victory over Tennessee in early October, the student section in Neyland Stadium stooped to a new low when it vociferously chanted, “F*** you, Florida! F*** you, Florida!” It was shocking, a loud and vulgar display of all that sportsmanship isn’t, and served as a great embarrassment to Knoxville and the university. Jimmy Cheek, ... (click for more)