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KNOXVILLE, TN — January 9, 2019 — As it completes a record year, Mountain Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: MCBI), the Knoxville, Tennessee-based bank holding company and parent of Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB), announced the promotions today of seven key MCB staff members.
Vicki S. Weaver has been elevated to Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources (HR). Weaver has been with MCB since 2007 and holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. She has nearly 20 years of HR experience in the financial services sector.
Terry Weltman has been promoted by MCB to Senior Vice President and Senior Controller. With more than three decades of accounting and finance experience—the last ten in the banking industry with MCB—Weltman holds a bachelor’s degree from Troy University in Alabama. He’s also a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Stephanie Barnes has been promoted to First Vice President and Relationship Manager. With more than two decades of banking experience in commercial, consumer and mortgage lending, Barnes holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Tennessee Wesleyan College. She joined MCB in 2015.
Regenia B. Ellis has been promoted to First Vice President and Corporate Secretary. Ellis serves as secretary to the company and bank boards, while retaining her responsibilities as executive assistant to MCB’s chief executive officer. She joined MCB in 2008 and has nearly 40 years of retail banking experience. Ellis attended East Tennessee State University.
Kara Honeycutt has been promoted to First Vice President and Senior Credit Analyst. She’s been with MCB since 2007 and has more than 15 years of experience as a credit analyst in the banking field. Honeycutt earned two degrees from East Tennessee State University—a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in accounting.
Melissa K. Haines has been elevated to Vice President, Security Officer and Senior Branch Operations Specialist. Haines has been with MCB for ten years and, overall, possesses more than two decades of banking experience. During her time with MCB, she has been involved in all aspects of branch operations. Currently, Haines is responsible for bank security, and teller and customer service representative training.
Cindy Widener has been elevated to Vice President and Registered Assistant. She works in MCB’s investments and financial planning group. A graduate of East Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Widener also holds the title of Vice President and Private Banking Specialist with MCB’s banking team.
“At MCB, we’re delighted to announce these promotions,” said Bill Edwards, MCB’s president and chief executive officer. “These leaders have worked tirelessly during their tenure with MCB, developing and deepening customer relationships, and improving our products and services. For each of these seven, the promotion is richly deserved.”
About Mountain Commerce Bancorp and its subsidiary Mountain Commerce Bank:
Mountain Commerce Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company and the parent of Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB).
MCB is a state-chartered, FDIC-insured, century-old, financial services institution headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee and serving East Tennessee. Through Hometown Service and Smart Technology, MCB offers big bank products and services, with the personal attention and exceptional service of a hometown community bank.
At the end of December 2018, MCB had $849.1 million in total assets and $718.7 million in total deposits.
MCB currently employs more than 80 individuals at five branches and one operations office. For more information, visit us at www.mcb.com or check your account any time at 1-866-MCB-1910. MCB is an equal opportunity employer.