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Rik Reitmaier

Ascend Federal Credit Union has appointed Rik Reitmaier as senior vice president and chief information officer.

Reitmaier was previously chief information officer at Nashville-based global retailer Genesco. He held IT leadership positions at Gaylord Entertainment and Harrah’s Entertainment.

“Rik’s proven track record of managing complex, multi-faceted digital transformation projects makes him the perfect person to lead our technology initiatives,” Matt Jernigan, Ascend COO, said in a release. “We are thrilled he is a member of our senior leadership team as we continue to enhance our technology to improve operations and better serve the members in our communities.”

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Stephen Russell

Based in Tullahoma, Ascend bills itself as the largest credit union in Middle Tennessee.

Regions taps private wealth management lead

Regions Bank has added Stephen Russell as senior vice president and private wealth management leader for Middle Tennessee and North Alabama.

Russell holds both an MBA degree and a law degree and is a certified public accountant. He previously was a senior vice president for First Horizon Bank in Nashville and a financial planner and attorney in Memphis.