Merit Bank welcomes Brittney Shonk as Senior Vice President Private Banking. Brittney focuses on providing comprehensive financial solutions and offers unparalleled service to high-net-worth clients. She is responsible for lending, investment strategies, trust, and financial planning. She started her career with Compass Bank in Huntsville (later bought by PNC) in 2014 where she served in a number of roles in Retail and Commercial Banking. Most recently, Brittney was the Vice President, and Private Client Relationship Manager for IberiaBank, later First Horizon Bank in Huntsville, AL.
Shonk earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Finance from Columbia Southern University and graduated top of her class- Magna Cum Laude.
Shonk is passionate about serving her clients as well as her community, and currently does so in various capacities. She currently serves as an officer on the Board of Directors for United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville and Tennessee Valley. Brittney is also a member of the Huntsville Museum of Art Foundation Board, where she serves as an officer. She also serves on the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association and the Professional Advisor Council for HudsonAlpha. She also serves as a Mentor for The Catalyst Center for Business and Entrepreneurship.
“We are excited to welcome Brittney to the Merit Bank team. Her passion and reputation for providing outstanding client service, along with her commitment to faithfully serving our community, will have a positive impact on those around her and will help grow Merit’s Private Banking Department.” Merit Bank EVP / Chief Banking Sales Officer Mark McIntyre said.
About Merit Bank
Merit Bank is a full-service commercial bank chartered in Alabama and headquartered in Huntsville. The bank focuses on delivering local community bank service and best-in-class banking technology. The bank offers commercial, consumer and private banking services, along with treasury management and electronic banking, as well as agricultural and home mortgage lending. Merit Bank opened Huntsville headquarters in July 2019 and recently surpassed $250 million in assets.