Franklin Financial hires its first general counsel
Franklin Financial Network, Inc., the parent company of Franklin Synergy Bank, today announced that its has hired Steve Groom to be its first general counsel. The bank is fairly new, and was established in 2007.
Groom has more than 40 years of experience as an attorney, most recently as of counsel to the Nashville law firm Neal & Harwell. The company says that Groom has spent more than 27 years in executive and general counsel roles with two large public companies.
Myers Jones, interim CEO at Franklin Financial and Franklin Synergy Bank, said of Groom in a statement, “Our Board and Executive Management team are excited to welcome Steve. He has the skills and experience needed for a public company of our size and complexity.” Steve will be the bank’s first General Counsel. Julian Bibb, who has served as the Company’s Chief Legal Counsel, oversaw the process of hiring the Company’s first General Counsel. Julian will remain as Senior Vice President and Deputy Counsel.
Groom earned his bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University and earned his J.D. from the University of Memphis Law School.