East Tennessee Chapter of The Risk Management Association Hosts A Panel of Local Bank Chief Credit Officers
The East Tennessee Chapter of The Risk Management Association (RMA) hosted
an event Thursday evening at Pinnacle Financial Partners on Papermill Road, Knoxville, TN.
Approximately 60 local bankers listened to a discussion of “Spilled Milk:  Credit Decisions Gone (Horribly?) Wrong”.  The panel was moderated by Mr. Barron Kennedy, CPA with Pugh CPAs.  The panelists included Mr. Harvey White, Chief Credit Officer of Pinnacle Financial Partners, Mr. Kevin Horne, Chief Credit Officer of Mountain Commerce Bank and Mr. Bill Beard, Chief Credit Officer of Jefferson Federal Bank.  Michael G. Comer, EVP & COO of Citizens National Bank, Sevierville also serves as President of the ETN Chapter of RMA.  Mike said, “The banking industry uniquely shares best practices and learns from each other’s mistakes.  Banks strive to manage risk for the sake of shareholders and depositors.  The panelists did an outstanding job sharing their experience with the crowd and the feedback was outstanding.”

Ms. Amy Pangelinan, Senior Vice President of Pinnacle Financial Partners said, “Our goal is to provide an opportunity for education, peer sharing, networking and a source of information to better serve our communities.”   Ms. Deb Campbell, also of Pinnacle Financial Partners said, “The East Tennessee Chapter of The Risk Management Association Board of Directors is very pleased with the response to recent programs.  We plan additional opportunities to learn and educate bankers this year.”

About RMA

Founded in 1914, The Risk Management Association is a not-for-profit,
member-driven professional association whose sole purpose is to advance the
use of sound risk principles in the financial services industry. RMA
promotes an enterprise-wide approach to risk management that focuses on
credit risk, market risk and operational risk.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, RMA has approximately 2,500
institutional members that include banks of all sizes as well as nonbank
financial institutions. They are represented in the Association by 16,000
risk management professionals who are chapter members in financial centers
throughout North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.

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