JOHNSON CITY -- First Tennessee Bank has named Clay Hixson Greenville community president.
He succeeds Tony Nix, of Greeneville, who has headed the bank's Greeneville operations for a number of years.
Gerald Hallenbeck, market president for the bank's Northeast Tennessee market, said in an interview that, as of Jan. 20, Nix is no longer associated with First Tennessee and is pursuing other interests.
He provided no additional details concerning Nix.
Hixson, who has 12 years of experience in financial services, previously served as vice president of commercial banking for First Tennessee, a subsidiary of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN), according to a news release.
Greeneville is part of the bank's Northeast Tennessee market.
Hixson is currently a Johnson City resident, but Hallenbeck said that he will be moving to Greeneville in connection with his new responsibilities.
"As community president, Hixson will oversee the work of his team to meet the banking needs of businesses and individuals," the release says.
"I welcome this opportunity to lead our team in Greeneville," Hixson was quoted in the news release. "It's a wonderful community, and First Tennessee is grateful for our relationships there. I'll work to strengthen those relationships."
"I am excited to see Clay in his new role, and I know he will do an outstanding job leading First Tennessee Bank's efforts in the Greeneville market," Hallenbeck said.
Hixson's experience includes work as a financial analyst with the TVA in Knoxville and as a hedge fund consultant in New York.
He graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he graduated magna cum laude with dual degrees in Finance and the Honors College.
He obtained his MBA degree from Milligan College in 2012.
Hixson is the rising board chairman at RiseUp! and the chairman of the Johnson City Historical Zoning Commission.
Hixson and his wife, Kelly, have three daughters. He attends Grace Fellowship Church and enjoys staying active with his family and cheering for the Vols, the release says.
The 4,300 employees of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) provide financial services through more than 170 First Tennessee Bank locations in and around Tennessee and 21 FTN Financial Group offices in the U.S. and abroad, according to the release.