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Jun 23, 2022
Nashville Entertainment Banking team leaders Lori Badgett and Diane Pearson were recognized as part of Billboard's eighth annual "Country Power Players" list — their third consecutive year receiving this honor. The publication's annual list celebrates the executives who have set the bar and facilitated the biggest moments of the year throughout the country music industry.
Badgett and Pearson have led their team's effort to support clients and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, which hit the entertainment industry especially hard. Their efforts included helping clients obtain PPP loans and stepping up the bank's charity and humanitarian activities to support a wide range of organizations, including the NAACP Legal Defense and Education fund, the Equal Justice Initiative, MusiCares, the Music Health Alliance, ACM Lifting Lives and more.
The Entertainment Banking duo were instrumental in launching the Nashville office in 2011 and quickly grew it to become the premier entertainment bank in town. Under their leadership, the office has grown from a handful of colleagues to now over two dozen people serving some of the most well-known names in the industry.