Local Group Files Application To Open A New Bank In Chattanooga

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Photo of proposed management team, left to right: Kerry Riley, chief credit officer; Camille Daniel, chief lending officer; Patrick Jensen, chief financial officer; Hamp Johnston, president and CEO
Photo of proposed management team, left to right: Kerry Riley, chief credit officer; Camille Daniel, chief lending officer; Patrick Jensen, chief financial officer; Hamp Johnston, president and CEO

An organizing group, including former Chattanooga bank executives and business and community leaders, announced Thursday that they have filed an application with the Office of Comptroller of the Currency and the FDIC to charter a new local bank in Chattanooga.  The proposed name is RockPoint Bank, National Association.   

According to RockPoint Bank’s proposed President and CEO Hamp Johnston, the group anticipates a summer 2020 opening, pending regulatory approvals. “We are excited about starting a bank that is headquartered in Chattanooga and is focused on our community," Mr. Johnston said.  

Bill Kilbride, organizer and proposed board member, said, “I am enjoying working with this energetic and experienced team, and excited about the opportunity the bank has to make our community economically stronger.”  

Mr. Johnston said, “We chose RockPoint because of its connection to our city.  The name Chattanooga is believed to be derived from a Creek Indian word meaning ‘rock rising to a point.’  It depicts the rocky, mountainous terrain that defines our area.” 

Camille Daniel, proposed chief lending officer, added, “We see a need for a locally owned and managed bank that utilizes innovative technology.”

Management Team (proposed):
Hamp Johnston- president and CEO
Camille Daniel- chief lending officer
Kerry Riley- chief credit officer
Patrick Jensen- chief financial officer

Board of Directors (proposed):
Ben Brock, organizer
John Haddock, organizer
Deston Hutcherson, organizer
Dallas Joseph
Bill Kilbride, organizer
Cindy Lee
Dr. Mark McOmie
Harshad Shah, organizer

Individuals interested in additional information should contact Hamp Johnston at hamp.johnston@rockpointbank.com.


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