KNOXVILLE and Chattanooga, TN. – SBK Insurance, a SmartBank company, announced Drew Vaughn has joined their Chattanooga team as a Risk Manager.  Vaughn will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing new strategies across all facets of SBK’s operations.

“We are thrilled to welcome Drew to SBK Insurance,” stated Mark Slater, CEO. “His background in the logistics industry brings a fresh perspective to our team, enhancing our ability to tailor effective risk management strategies that address the unique challenges faced by our clients.”

Vaughn is a 2020 graduate of the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Supply Chain Management. Beyond his professional endeavors, Vaughn is passionate about volunteering at the Chattanooga Food Bank, dedicating his time to assist those facing challenges. He is also an active participant in the National Society of Leadership and Success. Before joining SBK, Drew served as a Drayage Operations Manager at Tranco Global.

“It’s an exciting time to join the SBK Insurance team and I’m thrilled for the opportunity,” said Drew Vaughn. “I look forward to collaborating with the talented team to deliver innovative solutions that provide maximum value and peace of mind to our clients.”

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About SBK Insurance:

SBK Insurance is a subsidiary of SmartBank and an independent insurance agency providing clients with a variety of insurance products and services such as personal, commercial, life, health, and transportation insurance with multiple locations throughout the Southeast. For more information on SBK Insurance, visit