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2023 Mid-Sized Business Owner Report

Our inaugural Mid-Sized Business Owner Report captures viewpoints on the economy, financing in their businesses, labor, digitization, and more.

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Emily Tirgrath is a Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager for the Knoxville market in Commercial Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  She brings 17 years of experience to the team.  In this capacity, her responsibilities include leading a team of specialists focused on understanding each client’s unique needs to deliver strategic financial guidance and solutions. Emily’s mission is to help local companies thrive by achieving their business goals, no matter how simple or how complex. 
Emily joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2016.  She came to Bank of America from Regions Bank where she most recently worked as a Relationship Manager in Private Banking.  Throughout her banking career, Emily has served both mid-sized companies and individuals throughout the Knoxville area to support their commercial and individual banking needs.

To help create a more sustainable future for the companies and communities she serves, Emily volunteers with several not-for-profit organizations including United Way, Helen Ross McNabb and the American Heart Association. 

Originally from Knoxville, Emily graduated with a Master’s Degree in Accountancy from the University of Tennessee, and resides in Knoxville.


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Meet the Team

With access to the global resources of Bank of America, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Rhonda Starnes

Assistant Vice President

Sales Support Associate

Doyle Dale

Vice President

Treasury Sales Officer

Tina Sullivan

Assistant Vice President

Treasury Sales Analyst

Andy Martin

Senior Vice President

Lending Officer

Bank of America Business Banking

As you work to take your business to the next level in an environment where business and technology sophistication are critical to having a competitive edge, you need a local banking partner who has your long-term interests at heart.

Bank of America is that local advocate. We work closely with you to understand your business goals. We then draw on our Bank wide resources, technology and experience to generate ideas and solutions that will propel your business further.

With Bank of America Business Banking by your side, you can be assured your business has the power to grow and thrive.

You can benefit from:

Local Relationship Managers who are your advocates and bring the Bank’s resources to you as a seamlessly integrated, dedicated team

Comprehensive commercial banking platform with full range of products and technology, backed by Bank of America’s strength and stability

Access to bank-wide services beyond business banking, to manage both your business and personal wealth

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There is no substitute for a one-on-one relationship with a Bank of America relationship manager who is committed to your needs. Request an appointment today.