About our office

The Knoxville team supports the wealth goals of individuals and families. We work with a wide range of clients, with varying life experiences and backgrounds. Our office has deep expertise in working with business owners, executives and philanthropists; however, we’re able to advise regarding many unique needs or situations. We’re committed to helping you work toward the life and legacy you envision and deserve.

Meet our Private Wealth Management team

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Private Wealth Advisor Managing Director, 615-251-9315

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Lee Vaughan

Private Wealth Advisor, 865-342-5606

Our leadership

Leveraging knowledge gained and experiences acquired from the past is the best way to navigate and adapt to the future. These skills are very useful when we serve our private wealth clients.
Sam J. Albritton, Market Leader, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina

Engaged in our communities

U.S. Bank believes in giving back. Over the past three years in Tennessee, we've provided $2 million in U.S. Bank Foundation and corporate giving and 26,000 in volunteer hours. Our team is actively involved in providing support through the East Tennessee Historical Society, East Tennessee Foundation, Rotary Club of Knoxville, East Tennessee Military Affairs and others.

Insights from our experts

Investing insights

Are you a beginning investor wondering where to start? Even if sometimes confusing, the average investor can grow and preserve wealth by taking advantage of a number of investment strategies. While you can't predict what the markets will do next you can take some basic investing steps to ensure you're investing wisely.

5 factors that can affect business valuation

Business valuation can help you determine how much your company is worth. Here are five factors that can affect the perceived value of your business.

6 ways to manage concentration risk in your portfolio

Owning too much of any one stock can be detrimental to your investment portfolio’s performance. Here are six strategies that can help you reduce your exposure to concentration risk.