SmartBank announced the recent hire of Tony Kirkland, Jr, who will serve as vice president, Regional Credit Officer for the Chattanooga area. Tony previously served as vice president, Community Investment Capital Debt Products manager for Regions Bank in Chattanooga.
“We are very fortunate to welcome Tony back to the SmartBank family,” said Billy Carroll, SmartBank president and CEO. “Tony is very familiar with our brand and our products, having been with us previously in Chattanooga as a credit underwriter, and we are excited for him to rejoin us in this new role.”
As a regional credit officer, Mr.
Kirkland will oversee the Chattanooga Credit Team. In addition, he will be a play a pivotal role in partnering with lending teams to analyze and approve credit for current and future client relationships within the Chattanooga market.
“This is like coming home for me,” Mr. Kirkland said. “I am excited to return to SmartBank and re-engage in the community and begin a new role with the company. SmartBank is an exciting place to work and I couldn’t be more thrilled to return.
When he is not in the office, Tony enjoys coaching his children’s’ youth sports teams, family vacations, and watching the Atlanta Falcons. He earned his degree from Columbus State University in 2001 in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.