Pinnacle Adds to Upstate

Julie MullikinAnn Kilgore, Julie Mullikin, and Amy Vaughan have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners to serve on its team in Upstate South Carolina. They will be based at Pinnacle’s office on East McBee Avenue.

“Ann, Julie, and Amy ’s extensive financial experience and commitment to excellent client service make them a perfect fit for Pinnacle,” said Ed Stein, Pinnacle’s regional president for the Upstate. “They will be great assets as they demonstrate our commitment to our clients and the community. “

Kilgore joins Pinnacle as a financial advisor for the firm’s client services team. She has 17 years of financial services experience and comes to Pinnacle from Wells Fargo Bank, where she was a senior program manager. Prior roles included serving as an acquisition banking relationship manager for Wachovia Bank.

Ann KilgoreKilgore earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Georgia. She currently serves on the board of St. Francis Bon Secours Patient and Family Advisory Council.

Mullikin joins Pinnacle as a financial advisor for the firm’s client advisory team. She has 20 years of financial services experience and comes to Pinnacle from BB&T, where she served in multiple roles. Most recently she was as a senior vice president and wealth team director. She previously served as a licensed financial specialist at Wachovia Bank and as branch manager for National Bank of South Carolina.

Mullikin earned her bachelor’s degree from Clemson University is licensed in life, accident and health insurance. She holds Series 63, 65, 24, 6 and 7 securities licenses and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional. Mullikin has served on multiple boards for organizations, including the Greenville Chamber PULSE Social Committee, Greenville Chamber PULSE Sponsorship Committee, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Downtown Symphony Club, Vivace Society and Centre Stage.

Amy VaughanVaughan brings 19 years of financial services experience to her role as treasury management advisor, supporting the firm’s treasury management team. She most recently worked with First Citizens Bank & Trust where she spent six years as a treasury management sales officer serving clients in the Upstate market. Prior to First Citizens, she was a treasury management sales officer with TD Bank, N.A. and a treasury management customer care representative at Carolina First Bank (now TD Bank).

Vaughan earned a bachelor’s degree in financial management from Clemson University.

Pinnacle Financial Partners provides a full range of banking, investment, trust, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a comprehensive relationship with their financial institution. Pinnacle earned a spot on FORTUNE’s 2020 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® in the U.S., its fourth consecutive appearance. American Banker recognized Pinnacle as one of America’s Best Banks to Work For seven years in a row.

Pinnacle entered the North Carolina market in 2017 when it acquired BNC Bancorp, known locally as Bank of North Carolina. Pinnacle continues BNC’s practice of offering community bank service with the resources and sophistication of a larger firm.

The firm began operations in a single location in downtown Nashville, TN in October 2000 and has since grown to approximately $29.3 billion in assets as of March 31, 2020. As the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, Pinnacle operates in 12 primarily urban markets in Tennessee, the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia.
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