Bank of America honors Lewisburg native for 40 years of service

Friday, March 24, 2017

Bank of America has recognized Lewisburg native Mimi Hooten for her long tenure with the company. She has worked at the bank for 40 years.

Hooten began her career in 1976 as a teller at Williamson County Bank in Franklin, Tenn. She transitioned to the home loans sector in 1981 when Third National Bank began Correspondent Lending and partnered with Williamson County Bank, which was later acquired by Bank of America. Today, Hooten is a financial center lending officer and vice president at the bank’s Franklin location. She has achieved Club status 14 times as a top loan producer.

“Our team members are a large part of our success, and Mimi’s dedication to our purpose and values for 40 years is inspiring,” said Tyson Moore, Nashville market president, Bank of America. “On behalf of the bank, I thank Mimi for her commitment to our company and customers.”

Hooten has witnessed four decades of change in the financial services industry, especially technology and the rise of automation. When she began her career, lending disclosures were manually prepared, a process that is now fully automated.

“Bank of America has the best training any company could have,” Hooten said. “It’s because of this thorough and frequent employee education that I am able to stay up-to-speed in an ever-changing industry.”

Hooten also says there is no thrill like helping someone purchase a new home. In particular, first-time homebuyers are her favorite customers, as she loves helping people realize their dreams.