SEVIERVILLE, TN – Former bank examiner James Matthew “Matt” Curtis has joined Sevier County Bank as a credit analyst in the credit administration department, bank officials announced.
Curtis, previously a regional supervisor with the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions joined the TDFI as bank examiner in 2007. As an examiner, he was responsible for reviewing state chartered banks for asset quality and business practices, and as supervisor, oversaw regulation of financial institutions.
“Matt is a great addition to our management team and compliments the credit culture of Sevier County Bank. We’ve worked with him over the years in his role as a regulator and come to have great respect for his talents, demeanor and knowledge of our industry,” said Matthew A. R. Converse, president and chief executive officer. “His expertise in understanding the risks and rewards in loans of all sizes and complexities gives added strength to our lending teams as we continue to grow as a leader in our markets.”
With 14 years in the financial field, Curtis began his career as an investment advisor with Ameriprise Financial after graduating in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. In 2004, he joined First Tennessee Bank as an investment and loan officer, advising clients in financial, tax and estate planning.
A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Barrett Graduate School of Banking in Memphis, Curtis and his family live in Knoxville.