Mike Garland Joins Franklin Synergy Bank

MikeGarland.jpgFranklin, TN - December 15, 2008 - James Michael (Mike) Garland has joined Franklin Synergy Bank as Assistant Vice President and Imaging Manager. The appointment was announced Monday by Franklin Synergy Bank President Richard Herrington. Garland has nine years experience in operations management and he joins Franklin Synergy Bank from Community First Bank and Trust, where he held the position of Core Processing Officer. Prior to joining Community First Bank, Garland was Assistant Vice President and Imaging Manager at Cumberland Bank in Franklin. Garland began his banking career as a Budget Analyst at Franklin National Bank.

“Mike is an outstanding talent,” commented Herrington. “His background in bank operations is an ideal fit for our organization.” Garland is a Franklin native and a graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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.