Franklin Bankers Bowman and Pewitt to Open Downtown Franklin branch of Franklin Synergy Bank

JodyBowman.jpgFranklin, TN - October 7, 2008 - Long-time Franklin bankers Jody Bowman and Jere Pewitt have joined Franklin Synergy Bank as Executive Vice Presidents. Bowman is Chief Lending Officer at Franklin Synergy and Pewitt is Senior Lending Officer. The appointments were announced Tuesday by Franklin Synergy Bank President Richard Herrington. Bowman and Pewitt will open the new Downtown Franklin office of Franklin Synergy Bank later this month.

"We're very proud to have them with us," Herrington said. "Many of the larger banks have cut back their lending activities. We are open for business. Jody Bowman and Jere Pewitt have started work at Franklin Synergy Bank; their customers can now do business with them here at our Aspen Grove branch until the Downtown Franklin office is open.”

Herrington believes that the timing of Bowman and Pewitt’s return to banking will provide a measure of security for Williamson County residents and businesses worried about the economy. Bowman and Pewitt were instrumental in the success of several area banks, including Williamson County Bank, Franklin National Bank, and Cumberland Bank. Both men started their banking careers at Williamson County bank and have banked several generations of Franklin families over the years.

“Joining Franklin Synergy Bank is coming home for us. We’ve been looking forward to getting back to our customers,” noted Bowman. “While it’s always important to trust your banker, when the economy is tight, it’s even more important to have a banker who understands your business and your life,” Pewitt added. Both bankers noted the financial stability and growth prospects of Franklin Synergy Bank as major factors that influenced their decision to join the bank.

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, technology-based 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.