Bank Independent Promotes Mike Lowe and Scott Cook

Sheffield, Alabama (PressExposure) February 09, 2011 -- Bank Independent, the community bank of choice in Northern Alabama, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mike Lowe to vice president at the East Lawrence branch and Scott Cook to vice president/sales officer in the downtown Athens location.

As vice president, Lowe will oversee lending and business development. He has worked in the banking industry for 21 years and graduated from Mid South School of Banking in Memphis, TN. Prior to joining Bank Independent, Lowe held similar roles with The Citizens Bank of Moulton and Dekalb Bank of Crossville. He has been a member of the Hartselle Kiwanis Club for 12 years. In the role of vice president/sales officer at the Athens branch, Cook will focus on commercial and consumer lending. With 14 years of experience in the banking industry, Cook's expertise includes Commercial RE, Consumer RE, small business loans and SBA lending. He graduated from the University of Alabama-Huntsville with a bachelor's degree in finance and attended the Alabama Banking School. He currently serves on the Kiwanis Club's Board of Directors and as the club secretary.

"As our CORE values state, our primary goal is serving our employees, as well as our customers however possible," said Jane Rea, director of marketing and communications, Bank Independent. By promoting Lowe and Cook, we know they will continue to provide the best results for our clients. They are proven assets to the Bank Independent team."

About Bank Independent

Bank Independent is a locally owned community bank serving the financial needs of North Alabama since 1947. As the leading community bank serving the North Alabama region, Bank Independent represents Service, Strength, Convenience, Community and People. Truly a community bank, Bank Independent has invested more than $650 million in local economy through loans to its businesses and citizens. Bank Independent serves 17 communities in six counties with 28 convenient locations, with drive-thrus open as late as 8 p.m. To learn more about Bank Independent please visit

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Press Release Submitted On: February 09, 2011 at 3:08 pm
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