Pinnacle Bank, a US-based commercial bank, has appointed Jeffrey Payne as its new chief banking officer and executive officer.

Mr Payne began his career with County Bank and Trust where he advanced to senior vice president during his 10-year tenure. Prior to joining Pinnacle Bank, he served as executive vice president, national SBA manager at Comerica Bank.

Susan Black, president and CEO of Pinnacle Bank, said: “Jeff joined Pinnacle Bank in February 2009 and is a key member of our executive management team. He has been a major contributor to our growth and success during the past year and we are very pleased to recognize his accomplishments with this promotion.”

Mr Payne said: “It is a pleasure working for the best bank in our area. I am delighted to be a part of such a professional team of dedicated community bankers.”