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Pathway Lending hires Knoxville-based Commercial lender as VP of Lending East Tennessee

Pathway Lending is excited to welcome Keith Hickey as the newest member of our staff. As our Vice President of Lending for East Tennessee, Keith is leading our efforts to bring new and expanded capital resources to small business owners and entrepreneurs in both urban and rural communities across East Tennessee.

Keith brings more than 24 years banking and lending experience to his new role at Pathway Lending. As a former community banker, most recently based in Knoxville, Keith has a long history working with clients from Chattanooga to the Tri-Cities.

“Keith understands the needs of small businesses in our market,” said Hank Helton, Executive Vice President of Pathway Lending. “His passion to help businesses grow and his deep knowledge of commercial lending will be of great benefit to his clients and will be a valuable resource to Pathway Lending as we continue our work in East Tennessee.”

Keith was drawn to Pathway Lending not only because of its mission, but also the wide range of services it offers to help its client succeed. The ability to help customers with their business needs from start to finish, including both capital and education, is what truly sets Pathway Lending apart in his mind.

“My personal motto, “Stronger Together”, feels very appropriate for my work here at Pathway,” said Hickey. “I believe that the key to life is great communication and strong relationships. That’s certainly the approach we take at Pathway Lending; everything working together to leave a positive legacy in our community.”

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