Promotions at Mountain Commerce Bank reinforce strong leadership

JOHNSON CITY, TN – August 11, 2011 – Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB) announced today the promotion of three if its key personnel.

Unicoi County native, Whit Whitehurst, has been promoted to vice president.  Mr. Whitehurst began his five- year banking career with Erwin National Bank, the predecessor of Mountain Commerce Bank, in the management training program, gaining experience in all areas of the bank.  During his career with MCB, he was an assistant branch manager prior to being named special assets manager.  He is responsible for managing special assets, as well as all aspects of the appraisal process throughout the bank.  He earned his Bachelor of Business Management degree with a concentration in banking from East Tennessee State University.

Congratulations to Brad Pollock on his recent promotion to special assets recovery officer.  Pollock has extensive experience in managing special assets and collections.  In addition to actively managing foreclosed properties and resolving delinquent accounts, he assists with property valuations and appraisals.

V.V. Elliott has been promoted to assistant vice president.  She has over 16 years of retail and commercial banking experience, including all aspects of loan operations.  Elliott joined Mountain Commerce Bank in 2007, supporting commercial and retail lenders in the Johnson City area. In 2010, she was promoted to credit administration officer and accepted the additional responsibility of managing all aspects of the loan operations department.  In addition, Elliott is involved in all areas of credit administration.

“We are pleased to have this opportunity to recognize their hard work and their deep dedication to MCB’s core values and mission. We are proud of their success and their commitment to excellence, integrity and teamwork.  They make us who we are – a bank built on long-term relationships based on top quality service.   Mountain Commerce Bank would not be what we are without them,” said Bill Edwards, President and CEO.

About Mountain Commerce Bank

Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB) is a state-chartered, FDIC-insured, privately held financial services institution serving the mountain south region of East Tennessee. Through innovative use of technology and modern banking systems, MCB offers big-bank services to help their customers prosper with a simplified, personalized, community bank style.

At the end of June 2011, MCB had $359.5 million in Total Assets and $314.9 million in Total Deposits. MCB currently employs more than 80 individuals at six branches and one operations office. For more information, visit www.mcb.com or check your account any time at 1-866-MCB-1910.  MCB is an equal opportunity employer.

Aug, 11, 2011

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