Author: Michelle Smart

Set yourself up for success in 2020 with smart goals

By Laura L. Duke, Bryant Bank Training & Development Director The end of the year is a time to look back at how successful you’ve been with goals over the past 12 months and come up with new goals for the next year. Do you look forward to this task or dread it? Goal setting… Read more »


Bryant Bank Hires Birmingham Local to Commercial Banking Team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Bryant Bank is pleased to announce that Clint Calvert has joined the Birmingham Bryant Bank team as a Commercial Banker. Calvert joins the bank with 12 years of commercial loan experience and will serve the Birmingham area by collaborating, producing, and managing commercial relationships in the Birmingham area. A Samford University graduate,… Read more »


Bryant Bank Welcomes New Bankers to the Commercial Team

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Bryant Bank is pleased to announce that Cullen Smith has joined the Tuscaloosa team as a Commercial Banker.  Mike Mitchell has also been hired as a Senior Vice President and Senior Credit Officer for the Bank. Since 1996, Cullen Smith has been prominent in the commercial banking community and continues as a… Read more »


Michelle Robinson Named President of Bryant Bank Mortgage

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Bryant Bank has announced that Executive Vice President and Senior Mortgage Sales Manager, Michelle Robinson, has been promoted to President of Bryant Bank Mortgage. “Michelle will be charged with growing this division and has already hit the ground running in establishing this growth,” said Claude Edwards, Bank President. “I am confident in… Read more »


What is fraud, and how can we prevent it?

“A knowing misrepresentation of the truth or concealment of a material fact to induce another to act to his or her detriment.” This is the definition for fraud used by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). To put it a little more simply, fraud can include any crime for gain that uses deception as… Read more »


Meet Johnny Shunnarah – New VP Mortgage Loan Officer

Bryant Bank is excited to announce the addition of Johnny Shunnarah to our Birmingham mortgage team! Johnny joins us as Vice President, Mortgage Loan Officer with 18 years of experience in the mortgage industry. And he’s no stranger to the Magic City, having been born and raised in the Birmingham area and spending his entire… Read more »


The Power of Caring: Merrimack Hall

Debra Jenkins was looking for a collaborative partner to help turn her vision of a place where children with special needs can participate in extracurricular activities such as dance, theatre, and fine arts into a reality.  Ken Watson and the Bryant Bank Huntsville team were with her from day one.  Today, Merrimack Hall is a… Read more »


Mortgage rates are dropping: what that means for you

By Scott Ellis, Bryant Bank VP Mortgage Loan Officer NMLS # 971526 Mortgage rates have been putting on a fascinating show in the last year, and with a recent drop in interest rates, now is a really good time to consider purchasing a home or refinancing your current mortgage.  Over the last ten months, we… Read more »