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John Whittenburg

John Whittenburg promoted to regional commercial real estate specialist

John Whittenburg has been promoted to regional commercial real estate specialist for Alabama and the Florida panhandle for SmartBank.

Joining SmartBank in 2021, Whittenburg has 26 years of commercial banking experience, most recently serving as corporate relationship manager for the Auburn market. He earned his undergraduate degree and MBA from Auburn University.

“I’ve worked with John for 14 years and have seen him consistently perform among the top bankers in the organization, due to the expertise and experience he brings to the table, along with a commitment to providing exceptional service to the client,” said Andy Hardin, SmartBank area president. “This new role allows John to continue serving his Auburn-Opelika area clients, while providing developers in the region with his expertise with large commercial real estate and affordable housing projects.”

Regional President Jeff Williams added, “In addition to continuing to support the Auburn-Opelika area market, John will lead our commercial real estate efforts in Montgomery, Dothan, Panama City, Destin and Tallahassee. Further, he will oversee the bank’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program for the entire state of Alabama and Florida panhandle.”

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SmartBank provides banking, investment, insurance and mortgage financial services at its 42 branches spanning Alabama, Florida and Tennessee.


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