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.


BlueCross To Award $10,000 Diversity Scholarships

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation will award $10,000 scholarships on Monday to three outstanding minority college students who are pursuing degrees in the health care field. The diversity scholarship program was launched to help address the growing need for a qualified and more inclusive workforce to deliver health care in Tennessee. The scholarships ... (click for more)

J.D. Power Consumer Study Gives EPB Highest Score In Region

J.D. Power, a global consumer and marketing research organization, announced that EPB has received the highest overall scores from customers for midsized utilities in the southern U.S region.  EPB’s overall customer satisfaction index of 737 exceeded the south region’s midsize utility segment average of 687.  The J.D. Power annual study of electric utilities measures ... (click for more)

Man, 28, Shot And Killed In East Chattanooga

A 28-year-old man was shot and killed in East Chattanooga early Friday morning. The victim was identified as Jeremy Clark. At 1:20 a.m., Chattanooga Police officers responded to 2008 Glass St. on a person shot. One victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Police said investigators were gathering information on the potential ... (click for more)

Election Officials Awaiting Amended Financial Disclosure From Siedlecki After GOP Files Complaint

Election officials were awaiting an amended financial disclosure form from Democratic assessor of property candidate Mark Siedlecki after county Republicans said he accepted far above the legal limit from a corporation he heads. Mr. Siedlecki met Thursday with Election Administrator Kerry Steelman and said the amended form would be in sometime Friday. Marty Haynes, the ... (click for more)

Olympic Events On The Ocoee River Made History – But It Wasn’t Easy

It started with a simple “what if” question while Atlanta officials were working on a bid to host the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.  A group of amateur kayakers from the city began asking themselves: “What if Atlanta’s bid is successful? Then where would the Olympic whitewater canoe and kayak races be held?”  To some of the members of that group, the answer was obvious. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Mr. Siedlecki, Sit Down!

This is a personal thing but one of my pet peeves is the little advertising stickers I sometimes find on the top of the front page of my newspaper. An editor at the newspaper has already determined a bit of news he or she feels I should read. And then the sticker covers it up so I have to peel it off before I can read “All the news that is fit to print.” As I groveled over my ... (click for more)