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FirstBank Investment Partners adds five new team members

MAY 15, 2019

KNOXVILLE – FirstBank Investment Partners, which provides wealth management and investment services to customers through LPL Financial, has hired five new team members who will be located FirstBank’s downtown Knoxville office – Darin Patterson, Rhett Lankford, Hays Culbreth, Matt Dannel, and Carrie Russell.

Patterson is a 20-year veteran and has joined FirstBank Investment Partners as a Managing Director and Senior Vice President. Patterson is a graduate of the University of Memphis. He is a Certified Retirement Counselor, holds a Series 7 and 66 with LPL Financial. Patterson and his wife, Sharon, have two children, DJ and McKenzie. With 11 years of experience in the investment industry,

Lankford has been hired as a LPL Financial Advisor and Vice President of FirstBank Investment Partners. Prior to joining FirstBank Investment Partners, he served as a financial advisor at two large regional brokerage firms, as well as regional marketing director for a mutual fund company. Lankford is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He is also a Certified Retirement Counselor, holds a Series 7 and 65 with LPL Financial. Lankford and his wife, Joanna, have been married eight years and have two children, William and Bennett.

Dannel graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan University and holds a Series 7 and 65 with LPL Financial. Prior to joining FirstBank Investment Partners, he served as a Vice President and Financial Advisor at a large regional bank.

Culbreth is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and is originally from Greeneville, Tenn. He has joined FirstBank Investment Partners as a LPL Financial Advisor and Vice President. Culbreth holds a Series 7 and 66 with LPL Financial.

Russell, who has 10 years of experience in the investment industry, joins FirstBank Investment Partners as an Investment Sales Assistant. A native of Greeneville, Tenn., Russell graduated from East Tennessee State University.

FirstBank Investment Partners offers access to a variety of services, including money management, financial planning, retirement planning, estate planning, college funding, and small-business financial planning. FirstBank Investment Partners has offices located in Tennessee and North Alabama.

FirstBank Investment Partners – Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC. Insurance products offered through LPL Financial or its licensed affiliates. The investment products sold through LPL Financial are not insured FirstBank deposits and are not FDIC insured. These products are not obligations of the FirstBank and are not endorsed, recommended or guaranteed by FirstBank or any government agency. The value of the investment may fluctuate, the return on the investment is not guaranteed, and loss of principal is possible. FirstBank and FirstBank Investment Partners are not registered broker/dealers and are not affiliated with LPL Financial.

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