KNOXVILLE, TN — February 23, 2017 — As part of its ongoing efforts to cultivate a strong organization rich with banking talent, Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB) today announced the promotion of two long-tenured team members, and the addition of five new employees to its staff.

Vestal V. “V.V.” Elliott

Kristie Gross

Amiee Cole

Ashley Hale

Kelli Harris

Gloria J. Miller

Phillip G. Wampler

Vestal V. “V.V.” Elliott has been promoted from credit administration officer to first vice president and director of loan operations. A 10-year Mountain Commerce Bank employee, Elliott has 23 years of banking experience, including daily branch operations. In her new role, she will manage all facets of MCB’s loan process from the bank’s Operations Center in Johnson City.
Kristie Gross has been elevated to assistant vice president and senior loan coordinator. With a bachelor’s degree in accounting from East Tennessee State University and a decade of service to Mountain Commerce Bank, Gross has experience as a credit analyst and mortgage loan coordinator, as well as in retail banking. She will continue as team lead and supervisor of the mortgage group at the MCB Operations Center in Johnson City.
Amiee Cole joins Mountain Commerce Bank as a loan operations specialist. With nine years of banking experience, Cole will work in MCB’s Johnson City Operations Center as part of the loan operations department.
Ashley Hale joins Mountain Commerce Bank as a document review specialist. With seven years of banking experience, Hale will work in MCB’s loan operations department at the bank’s Johnson City Operations Center.
Kelli Harris has joined the Mountain Commerce Bank team as vice president and Bank Secrecy Act officer. With 20 years of banking experience, Harris’ background includes new product and software implementations, strategic planning and information technology management. In her new role at MCB, Harris will oversee Bank Secrecy Act compliance, and will be responsible for enterprise risk management, vendor management and business continuity. She will be located at the Cedar Bluff office in Knoxville.
Gloria J. Miller has been named as vice president and branch manager for Mountain Commerce Bank with oversight responsibilities for all Knoxville locations. Miller has 37 years of banking experience, both on the retail side and in operations. She will focus on developing strong client relationships in the Knoxville market in her new role with MCB.
Phillip G. Wampler joins Mountain Commerce Bank as first vice president and senior compliance officer. With a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from East Tennessee State University, and more than 35 years in banking, Wampler will be responsible for ensuring MCB complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, including those governing deposits, lending and marketing operations. His office will be located at the MCB Operations Center in Johnson City.

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, privately held 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 January 2017, MCB had $626.1 million in total assets and $546.9 million in total deposits. MCB currently employs more than 70 individuals at five branches and one operations office. For more information, visit us at or check your account any time at 1-866-MCB-1910. MCB is an equal opportunity employer.