JOHNSON CITY, TN – September 20, 2010 – Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB) announced today the promotions of six of its key personnel. These new positions signal MCB’s ongoing investment in cultivating strong leaders and rewarding employees for their commitment to excellence.
Marie Patterson was promoted to chief financial officer and first vice president. She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and a Certified Public Accountant® (CPA).  Executive vice president Ken Adams assumed the new role of chief deposit officer, focusing on the organization, management and growth of core deposits and the oversight of both treasury management and deposit operations.  Adams received his MBA from Middle Tennessee State University with concentration in finance.  He is a Certified Public Accountant® (CPA) and a Certified Treasury Professional® (CTP).  MCB’s director of investments and financial planning, Todd Jones, has been promoted to senior vice president.  Jones holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from East Tennessee State University.  He is a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP) and is Board Certified in Estate Planning™ (BCE).  The Bank’s senior operations officer, Tracy Jones, was promoted to first vice president. She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.  Jones continues oversight of the deposit and electronic banking operations.  Caroline Strader was promoted to first vice president as the Bank’s treasury management sales manager.  Strader is responsible for oversight of the remote deposit capture and treasury management services.  MCB also promoted Matt Lorencen to relationship manager. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in finance.  He recently achieved high honors with the Southeastern School of Commercial Lending, graduating in the top ten percent of his class.
“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; they make us who we are – real people serving the banking needs of the people of East Tennessee. Mountain Commerce Bank would not be what we are without them,” said Bill Edwards, President and CEO.
These six individuals have over 100 years of combined banking experience.