A 25-year veteran of small business and community banking has joined the staff of the Murfreesboro branch of First National Bank of McMinnville, "FNB," Brian Wilcox, executive vice president Rutherford County, announced.
Laura C. MacDermott is the newest member of the fast-growing FNB presence in Rutherford County.
A Smyrna native, she will soon be offering lending services from a yet-to-be-determined office in Smyrna.
"Laura gives us the right person at the right time for the Smyrna market. For some time we have wanted to expand our ability to serve an important, robust community like Smyrna, and have now found the experience, relationship-focused banker to help us do that in the FNB fashion that values knowing and understanding the needs and potential of our customers." Wilcox said.
Noting her record of banking achievement and involvement in her community, Wilcox added, "Laura brings the experience, the knowledge and the desire to help make her community better that we want for FNB financial services. We are fortunate to have her join us."
MacDermott is temporarily working out of the FNB executive offices in the Stonegate building off Medical Center Parkway while a search is under way for a location in Smyrna.
A Smyrna presence is yet another step in FNB's substantial expansion of services in Rutherford County. The bank branch on Gateway Boulevard opened in 2011 and is already undergoing a major expansion that will effectively double the size and staff.
MacDermott is excited for the opportunity to bring FNB's close, relationship-oriented banking expertise to her home community.
"I am delighted for the opportunity to offer one-on-one relationship banking to Smyrna with a wonderful financial institution that understands the high value of community banking and local decision-making," she said.
Noting her specialization in small business and community banking, she said joining FNB's "great, experienced staff provides a chance to provide great service and opportunity to my community."
MacDermott brings an extensive history of award-winning banking achievement, including more than 15 recognitions for sales, volume and marketing.
A former North Rutherford soccer coach and Sunday School teacher and head of children's ministry, she is a 10-year member of Smyrna Rotary and active in the Smyrna Independent Merchants Association. She serves on advisory boards for the Smyrna unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Rutherford County and Motlow Community College.
She is a past Diplomat for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce among other organizations.
She has two daughters, Marisa, 24, an MTSU student, and Mary Neil, 21,an outdoors counselor.