Mark Sullivan Joins Cornerstone Community Bank

Monday, April 18, 2011
Mark Sullivan
Mark Sullivan

Cornerstone Community Bank of Chattanooga, announced the appointment of Mark A. Sullivan as vice president and relationship manager in its East Ridge branch.

A Chattanooga native and 25-year veteran of commercial banking and credit and loan administration, Mr. Sullivan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and MBA in Finance from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University.

Mr. Sullivan served three years of active duty with the United States Army, from 1983 to 1986, as a Signals Intelligence and Electronic Warfare officer at Fort Devens, Ma. In addition, he served with the 3397th U.S. Army Reserve Garrison in Chattanooga.

He is a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Brainerd; past chairman of the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce; and 2010 John Ross District chair for the Boy Scouts of America “Friends of Scouting Campaign.”

Mr. Sullivan is a member of Christ United Methodist Church and resides in the Ooltewah area.


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