Franklin Financial Network Inc. Names Richard D. Bird, Jr., Corporate Risk Officer

RichardBird.jpgFranklin, TN - September 25, 2013 - Franklin Financial Network, Inc., parent of Franklin Synergy Bank has appointed Richard D. Bird, Jr., CPA as Vice President and Corporate Risk Officer. The appointment was announced Wednesday by Franklin Financial Network President Richard Herrington.

"Richard will oversee our corporate risk identification, measurement and monitoring programs,’ noted Herrington. “He brings tremendous compliance, internal audit and accounting knowledge to our bank. As we continue our growth trajectory, it is critical that we maintain a focus on risk management.”

Bird joins Franklin Financial Network with nearly 30 years of compliance, internal audit and accounting experience, primarily in banking. He most recently served as Director of Finance, Tennessee Region at Synovus Financial Corporation. In addition, Bird served as a Banking Consultant at Kraft CPAs providing accounting and financial analysis services to community banks. He also served as Vice President and Assistant Corporate Accounting Manager at First American/AmSouth Bank. Bird’s banking career began at Bank of America in Nashville, where he served as Vice President and Audit Manager.

Bird is a Nashville native. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Bird is a member of the Nashville chapter of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Tennessee Conservation Voters.