Franklin Bank Names Kevin Herrington Chief Information Officer

KevinHerrington.jpgFranklin, TN - July 25, 2007 - Kevin A. Herrington will serve as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Franklin Synergy Bank, currently being organized through the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions. Herrington's appointment was announced Wednesday by Lisa Musgrove, Chief Financial Officer for Franklin Financial Network, parent of Franklin Synergy Bank, in organization. As Chief Information Officer, Herrington will oversee all technology-related customer products as well as network and information security and disaster recovery planning.

Herrington most recently served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Cumberland Bank from 2002 until its sale in May 2007. Herrington joined Cumberland Bank from Franklin National Bank where he served as Manager of Information Systems from 2000 to 2002.

Herrington is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a certification that designates competence in operations, telecommunications, network and environmental security, information security and risk management, cryptography, disaster recovery planning and security architecture and design. In 2006, Herrington received Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) certification, a designation that denotes qualifications to solve the industry's toughest electronic payment challenges. Herrington is a graduate of Belmont University and served as a First Lieutenant in Field Artillery in the US Army.

Organizers expect Franklin Synergy Bank (in organization) to open during the fourth quarter of 2007. The bank will focus on real estate lending, business banking, government and non-profit banking.