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Nathan Hunter

Nathan Hunter
East Tennessee Regional President

Nathan Hunter currently serves as the East Tennessee Regional President and is responsible for leading the Knoxville, Chattanooga, and North Georgia markets. As Regional President, Hunter consistently works to establish FirstBank as a trusted brand throughout East Tennessee and North Georgia and leads the region’s highly engaged associates in providing excellent service and financial advocacy for the communities they serve.

A Knoxville resident for the last 45 years, Hunter joined FirstBank in 2019 and previously served as the city’s Market President. He has decades of banking experience including previous leadership positions with Atlantic Capital Bank, FSG Bank, Pinnacle Financial Partners, and SunTrust. His career began at the Tennessee Department of Banking where he was supervisor of the Upper East Tennessee Region with oversight of 30 state-chartered banks.

Hunter is a native of Brownsville, Tennessee, and a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He has completed professional development programs at the LSU School of Banking of the South and the Darden School at the University of Virginia. He and his wife have been active members of the community and served on several boards including the Knoxville Area Chamber of Commerce, Mercy Health Partners and IJAMS Nature Center. He is a past member of the Downtown Rotary Club of Knoxville and a graduate of Leadership Knoxville.

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