Franklin Financial Network adds general counsel

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Steve Groom

Steve Groom has joined Franklin Financial Network, Inc. as general counsel and executive vice president. 

Franklin Financial Network, Inc. (NYSE: FSB), the parent company of Franklin Synergy Bank, recently announced Steve Groom has joined the company as general counsel and executive vice president. 

Groom has more than 40 years of experience as an attorney and comes most recently from the Nashville law firm Neal & Harwell. In addition to the time he spent with private law firms, he has spent more than 27 years in executive and general counsel roles with two large public companies. 

“Our board and executive management team are excited to welcome Steve,” Myers Jones, interim CEO at Franklin Financial and Franklin Synergy Bank, said. “He has the skills and experience needed for a public company of our size and complexity.” 

Groom 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 Groom. Bibb will remain with the company as senior vice president and deputy counsel. 

Groom earned his bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University and J.D. from the University of Memphis Law School. He also has attended executive education programs at Harvard University, the Wharton School and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. 

He is married to Natasha Groom and lives in Williamson County. They have two sons, Aaron and Jonathan. 

Franklin Synergy Bank provides a full range of banking, investment, trust and mortgage products and services designed for businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a comprehensive relationship with their financial institution. 

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