Mike Honeycutt is returning to BB&T of Blount County to serve as the bank’s market leader and to head its commercial banking efforts.
He replaces Mike Baker, who has become leader of BB&T of Bradley County with additional supervisory responsibilities for several southeastern Tennessee counties.
Honeycutt was a BB&T business services officer for Blount County from 2002 to 2004. From 2004 to 2005, he was a sales and service leader for an area that included Blount County.
Since 2005, Honeycutt has been retail banking manager for BB&T of Tennessee. He worked in the bank’s Tennessee headquarters in downtown Knoxville supervising retail operations.
With Baker’s reassignment to Bradley County, an accomplished banking professional with an intimate knowledge of Blount County is the right fit to assume the responsibility as BB&T’s market leader here, said Missy Wallen, BB&T state president, who named Honeycutt to his new role.
“Mike Honeycutt’s extensive experience in client service and his understanding of Blount County are key reasons for his return to this important part of our service area,” said Wallen.
Honeycutt, 35, said he is looking forward to being engaged again with people he’s known for years and in continuing to expand BB&T’s Blount County reach.
“Coming back to Blount County is a great thing,” said Honeycutt. “I have many longstanding relationships here and I’m looking forward to building new ones and to playing a role in contributing to the community.”
He said that BB&T’s practice of enabling financial decisions to be made locally, close to the customer, is a principle factor in BB&T’s performance in Blount County.
“BB&T is a significant player in the county’s economic life; we work closely with local governments and area business,” Honeycutt added. “From the standpoint of economic performance, safety and stability, BB&T is in a class by itself. All of us at BB&T are enthusiastic as we see how Blount County and BB&T can continue to grow together.”
During his previous Blount County service Honeycutt was a member of the Maryville Rotary Club and he served on the allocations panel of United Way of Blount County.
Honeycutt has been with BB&T since 2000. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1996, earning his degree in business administration with a concentration in finance.
He and his wife, Karen, have two daughters.
BB&T Corporation, headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., is among the nation’s top financial holding companies with $165.3 billion in assets. Its bank subsidiaries operate more than 1,800 financial centers. The company website is www.bbt.com.