Kristi Kennedy Knight '93


I graduated from Maryville College in 1993 with a major in Management and minor in Accounting. I then obtained an MBA from the University of Tennessee in 1995. Since that time, I have worked in the banking industry in various positions ranging from branch management to audit, compliance, and lending operations. I am currently employed at Pinnacle Financial Partners as a Financial Advisor Assistant in Maryville where I process loans and support account officers.

I live in Maryville with my husband and three dogs. In addition to the Blount County Alumni Association (BCAA) for Maryville College, I serve on the Blount County Advisory Board for Seniors Citizens Home Assistance Service. I also graduated from the FBI Citizens Academy in 2017.

I serve on the BCAA to give back to the community that made it possible for me to attend Maryville College. Had it not been for past fundraising and donations making scholarships available, I would not have been able to attend MC which has had such a significant impact on my personal and professional life. My hope is that the funds we raise for local student scholarships will make a positive lifetime impact on the recipients.