Franklin Synergy Promotes Kevin Watson to Vice President

KevinWatson.jpgFranklin, TN - May 12, 2011 - Franklin Synergy Bank announces the promotion of Mortgage Banker Kevin Watson to Vice President. The promotion was announced Thursday by Franklin Synergy Bank President Richard Herrington. Watson, who joined Franklin Synergy in March 2010, is a five time recipient of the Nashville Mortgage Bankers Association award.

"We're delighted to recognize Kevin’s excellence in mortgage origination through this promotion," Herrington said. "He’s the consummate mortgage professional. His expertise has helped grow the bank’s mortgage production to almost $150 million over the last twelve months.

Watson was a Dean’s List graduate at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is a graduate of The Core Leadership Coaching Course and Rapport Leadership International’s Leadership Breakthrough I & II. Watson is an associate member of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors and the Williamson County Association of Realtors. He serves on the Board of Directors of Youth Encouragement Services and served as Chairman of the Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 2008. Watson is also active in the community through Williamson County Business Network International and served as past President of the Music City Chapter of Business Network International (BNI).

Franklin Synergy Bank opened its first branch in November 2007 in Cool Springs and earned its first profit in the first quarter of 2009. The bank reached $100 million in deposits in October 2008, the same month Franklin Synergy opened a branch in the Bennett House in downtown Franklin. The bank reached $200 million in deposits in July of 2009 and topped $300 million in December 2010. A new Downtown Franklin branch opened on Columbia Avenue on May 17, 2010 (the Bennett House branch was closed). An office in Brentwood opened in January 2011. In addition, Franklin Synergy operates a mortgage office in Synergy Business Park in Brentwood. Additional information about Franklin Synergy is available at the bank’s website: www.franklinsynergybank.com.