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Reliant Bank Promotes Five to Senior Leadership Roles

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Feb. 16, 2021 – In support of the bank’s continued growth and outreach, Reliant Bank has promoted five team members to advanced leadership positions within the organization.

Alex Ponzio has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Reliant’s Specialized Lending Division— and Jamey Gheen was promoted to Senior Vice President. Ponzio and Gheen formed the lending division in 2014, which provides consumer loans for manufactured home buyers through a network of carefully selected and highly reputable retail locations.

Ponzio and Gheen hold over 35 years of combined management experience in the manufactured housing industry. In less than seven years, they have built the business into an award-winning lending operation with a high performing $225M+ consumer loan portfolio. Based in Knoxville, the Specialized Lending Division serves clients in eight states and houses 32 employees.

Additional senior-level promotions include Will Rhoads, Senior Vice President, Digital and Marketing, Dustin Brann, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lender, and John Hammock, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lender.

Rhoads manages client experiences through the design and implementation of comprehensive marketing strategies and digital initiatives, improving and innovating service delivery to ensure customer satisfaction and retention as well as generating new business.

With 17 years of lending experience, Brann’s expertise guides all aspects of commercial lending, but with an emphasis on construction and development. Brann is based in Robertson County and serves clients in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.

Hammock has more than 20 years of banking experience. His knowledge and background in commercial and construction lending effectively supports business clients through planning and financial funding. Based in Sumner County, Hammock manages a robust commercial loan portfolio and serves clients in Sumner, Davidson and surrounding counties.

“Each of these team members have been recognized for their exemplary leadership skills and their ability to inspire their teams and help grow customer relationships,” said John R. Wilson, President, Reliant Bank. “We are proud of each of their accomplishments and are pleased to recognize their contributions to Reliant.”


About Reliant Bancorp, Inc. and Reliant Bank

Reliant Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: RBNC) is a Brentwood, Tennessee-based financial holding company which, through its wholly owned subsidiary Reliant Bank, operates banking centers in Cheatham, Davidson, Hamilton, Hickman, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, and Williamson counties and a specialized lending division in Knox County, Tennessee. Reliant Bank is a full-service commercial bank that offers a variety of deposit, lending, and mortgage products and services to business and consumer customers. For additional information, locations, and hours of operation, please visit 



Kim York, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer
Reliant Bank

Amy Kovar
Gray Public Relations

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