Knoxville Bankers Move To CapitalMark

Thursday, August 14, 2014

CapitalMark Bank & Trust announced the addition of a new banker team comprised of local bankers Josh R. Hopkins, M. Brandon Hackett and Cameron M. Puckett. The new banker team will be based in CapitalMark’s Knoxville office in the historic U.S. Post Office building downtown. Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Hackett and Mr. Puckett have extensive banking experience at regional financial institutions.

CapitalMark’s unique model aligns one Banker Team per client for a streamlined banking experience. This one-point-of-contact approach allows a close, advisory relationship to develop positioning the Banker Team to make informed decisions and customize solutions specifically for the clients’ unique financial situation. 

Mr. Hopkins said, “I was drawn to CapitalMark because the Banker Teams are empowered to make decisions for their clients instead of relying decision makers outside of the market.” Mr. Hackett added, “Further, Bankers are encouraged to break the standardization of products and services and tailor solutions to specifically fit individual client needs.” Mr. Puckett remarked, “CapitalMark’s business model is efficient and forward-thinking. There’s not a branch on every corner because CapitalMark brings banking directly to the clients’ using couriers and technology. This low brick-and-mortar approach to banking coupled with fast, local decision-making allows us to offer better quality banking service to clients.” 

Banking Group President Kenny Dyer said, “I have confidence that these bankers can deliver the ultimate banking experience and quality results in the Knoxville market. As we continue to center resources to our Banker Teams, referrals from satisfied clients and positive performance results reinforce that our model, while unique in the industry, is efficient and effective.”           

CapitalMark’s Knoxville office also employs veteran bankers J. Ryan White, Bryant LeCroy and Robert “Bob” Johnson. The bank operates in four East Tennessee markets at $879 million in total assets and was recently awarded a five-star rating for strength, stability and profitability from independent rating and research firm BauerFinancial, Inc.

                               


TVA Releases Draft Environmental Assessment For Johnsonville Steam Supply

The Tennessee Valley Authority has released a draft Environmental Assessment on a proposal that would allow the Johnsonville Fossil Plant site to continue to provide steam for cogeneration use after the coal plant closes. The draft study considers the environmental effects of the two alternatives under consideration: A) take no action or B) add a heat recovery steam generator ... (click for more)

Attorney General Reaches Settlement With Middle Tennessee Auto Dealer

Middle Tennessee auto dealer, Wholesale Inc., has agreed to immediately change its advertising practices and pay the State of Tennessee $50,000, Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced. A Davidson County Court approved the settlement between Wholesale, Inc., the Tennessee Attorney General's Office, and the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs. The agreement centers ... (click for more)

Erlanger's Good Financial News Continues With $11.4 Million Profit For Past 3 Months; Profit At $25.3 Million After 9 Months

Erlanger Health System's good financial news keeps coming - with the announcement on Monday of a profit of $11.4 million for the past three months. Brit Tabor said the hospital has a profit of $25.3 million for the first nine months of the fiscal year. Kevin Spiegel, hospital president, said more good news is projected for the fourth quarter. Mr. Tabor said, "Our market ... (click for more)

Erlanger To Get $100 Million New Electronic Medical Records System

Erlanger Health System will be getting a new electronic medical records system costing just short of $100 million, Erlanger CEO and President Kevin Spiegel said Monday. He said the old Legacy IT system was the hospital's #1 dissatisfaction source. The hospital board is to be asked to approve the system, which will be paid for over several years, at the May board meeting. ... (click for more)

Shock Should Be At Low Teacher Salaries - And Response (4)

In a recent article, Commissioner Tim Boyd is quoted as being shocked at the "high" salaries of central office personnel. While I agree that their salaries are significantly more than what a classroom teacher could ever hope to make, I believe that his shock and disgust are misplaced.  Those salaries, when compared to private-sector jobs, are hardly out of line. Superintendent ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Licker’ Gets 55 Counts

In what was described as “a scene from some sick horror movie,” Giles County sheriff’s deputies and animal welfare officers raided the farm of known “Big Licker” Jeffery Alan Mitchell near Pulaski, Tn., last week and confiscated 55 Tennessee Walking Horses, all horribly malnourished and some that were so emaciated they could no longer walk. By Sunday, the horses were receiving medical ... (click for more)