Jeff Fritts, a 30-year veteran of the banking industry, has been promoted to Tennessee area manager for Highlands Union Bank, a community banking system that serves parts of Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Fritts joined Highlands Union Bank in 2007 as a vice president and commercial loan officer, working at the banking system’s Exit 19 branch off Interstate 81 in Abingdon, Va. His background includes positions as senior loan officer, loan officer, assistant branch manager and collection manager at other local banking institutions. In his new position, Fritts maintains his current loan officer responsibilities in addition to overseeing operations and lending functions for five HUB offices in Tennessee and two in Virginia. As a loan officer, he handles consumer, commercial and real estate loans.
Fritts’ office remains at the banking system’s headquarters, 340 W. Main St. in Abingdon.
A native of Laurel Bloomery, Fritts completed a bachelor’s in business management and accounting from Emory & Henry College in Emory. After arriving at Highlands Union Bank, he received a diploma from the prestigious Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Fritts is also active in his community, serving as board member and treasurer of the Johnson County Champion Community Development Board and as board member and vice president of the Johnson County Trails Association. He is an active member of State Line Baptist Church in Laurel Bloomery. He resides in Laurel Bloomery with his wife, Pam, and the couple’s two daughters.