Foothills Bank & Trust adds Harold Knott and Steve Hodson

“It’s a perfect fit,” said Mark Loudermilk, president and CEO of Foothills Bank and Trust on the addition of Harold Knott and Steve Hodson to its staff. “They both bring a wealth of banking experience and knowledge to the table and we’re excited to have them as part of our team.”

Steve Hodson joined Foothills Bank and Trust in October as a vice-president. His 42-year banking career began at Hamilton National Bank in Knoxville, where he was manager of the credit department and was involved in such developments as West Town Mall and the Hyatt Regency. Hodson also served as a trust administrator for First Tennessee and as a criminal investigator for the FDIC. “I am proud to be here,” said Hodson. “The banking industry has moved toward the ‘press one or press two’ philosophy in relationships and that is just not the way it is at Foothills Bank and Trust. Our philosophy is dealing with customers one on one to build lasting relationships. This is the way community banking should be.”

Harold Knott’s career started 47 years ago at Park National Bank. Since then he has served in various capacities in the industry. Recently, Knott worked at the Farragut branch of The Home Bank of Tennessee as city president before it merged with BB&T in November of 2006. “Relationships in the banking industry are really what set apart community banks from the competition,” said Knott. “It’s relationship that matters and that is our focus.”

Knott joined the Foothills Bank and Trust team as a regional president of Knox County in November.

Foothills Bank and Trust is located in Foothills Mall at 137 Foothills Mall Drive in Maryville, Tennessee. Its directors are Mark W. Loudermilk, Herb J. Newton, David E. Pesterfield, Samuel D. Evans, M.D., Lee Chambers, Jr., Dennis J. Mayes, E. Terry Webb, and Joe S. Ingram. For more information about Foothills Bank and Trust, call 865-738-2230.

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