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The Trust Company of Tennessee announces four promotions

May 10, 2024

The Trust Company of Tennessee has promoted four team members in its Knoxville office.

Sam Springer has been promoted to associate relationship manager; Michelle Battino to senior accountant; Ashley Bearden, human resources generalist; and Joanna Gager, marketing specialist.

Sam Springer, CPA, CExP; Michelle Battino; Ashley Bearden, SHRM-CP; Joanna Gager

Founded in 1987 and with offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville and the Tri-Cities, The Trust Company of Tennessee currently has more than $4.5 billion under management. The firm helps individuals, families, business owners and nonprofits make better financial decisions through wealth management, personal investment strategy, corporate retirement plans, estate planning, personal trust and nonprofit investing services.

“The Trust Company of Tennessee is committed to developing team members who possess a commitment to company values and client service,” said Daniel Carter, president of The Trust Company of Tennessee. “We celebrate these career milestones with Sam, Michelle, Ashley and Joanna.”

The promotions come with role expansion and additional oversight. Springer started in 2022 as a client specialist and now works with business owners on exit planning. Battino’s role is growing with in-depth preparation, analyzation and recording within accounting operations; Bearden’s in supporting human resources activities that benefit staff and clients; and Gager’s in community initiatives, event coordination, internal communication, culture and business development efforts.

The Trust Company of Tennessee’s professionals in wealth management, trust, estate administration and corporate retirement help clients live confidently and achieve their goals. The growing company seeks candidates with a sincere desire to help others and offers a supportive culture and generous benefits, including insurance, 401(k) match, profit sharing, paid time off, free financial planning services and other benefits. Interested candidates can see open positions and apply at thetrust.com/careers.

About The Trust Company of Tennessee

Founded in 1987 by Sharon J. Pryse, The Trust Company of Tennessee is a state-chartered trust company with more than $4.5 billion under management and more than 100 employees. Based in Knoxville, the firm also has offices in Chattanooga and the Tri-Cities. The company helps individuals, families, business owners and nonprofits make better financial decisions through wealth management, corporate retirement, personal trust and nonprofit investing services. For more information, visit thetrust.com.