Susan Barker Joins Franklin Synergy Bank as Vice President

SusanBarker.jpgFranklin, TN - November 29, 2007 - Local banker Susan Barker has joined Franklin Synergy Bank as Vice President and Accounting Manager. The appointment was announced Thursday by Franklin Synergy Bank President Richard Herrington. Barker will be based at the bank's Aspen Brook Village location in Cool Springs.

"Susan has twenty three years of leadership experience in bank operations and accounting," commented Herrington. "We are fortunate to have her join our Franklin Synergy Bank family."

Prior to joining Franklin Synergy Bank, Barker served as Vice President and Operations Manager at Cumberland Bank from July 2004 through May 2007. She also served as Vice President and Internal Accounting Manager at Franklin National Bank from August 1993 until the bank's sale to Fifth Third Bank in 2004. Professionally, Barker serves on the Mid-State Bancpac User Group; an advisory board for Fidelity Information Services Inc. Barker is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and holds a graduate degree in audit management from the Bank Administration Institute at the University of Wisconsin.

Franklin Synergy Bank opened in November 2007, offering a unique combination of the traditional values of community banking, such as trust, competence and expediency, with innovative, technologically-advanced delivery systems. This combination creates synergy, a process in which the sum of tailored banking products, advanced technology and dedicated bankers define a superior banking experience for our customers.