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.