ASHEVILLE, N.C., HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBI) (“Company”), the holding company of HomeTrust Bank (“Bank”), today announced that John F. Sprink II has assumed the position of Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking effective immediately. In his new role, Sprink will have primary responsibility for leading and growing revenue of the commercial business unit of the Bank. In this capacity, Sprink will have oversight of the commercial banking staff across five states and responsibility for the Commercial Banking, Equipment Finance and Treasury Management lines of business.
Mr. Sprink’s tenure with HomeTrust began in 2014 when he joined the Bank as Senior Vice President and Market President, and led HomeTrust’s denovo entrance into the Raleigh, NC market. Under his leadership, the market has grown into one of the Bank’s largest lending markets and HomeTrust’s presence expanded with the opening of new retail branches.
“I have worked closely with John for over 8 years and understand the experience, leadership and values he brings to the role.” said C. Hunter Westbrook, President and Chief Executive Officer. “I am confident that John’s vision will accelerate our progress in establishing HomeTrust as a leading full-service commercial bank in a manner that will benefit our customers and employees while creating stockholder value.”
“I am both humbled and honored by the trust that Hunter has placed in me with this promotion,” said Mr. Sprink. “I look forward to leading our commercial banking team to new levels of success and am confident that the talent and drive of the HomeTrust team coupled with our full-service commercial banking solutions will enable us to continue our focused growth in service to our customers, communities and stockholders.”
Mr. Sprink is a 30-year banking veteran who served as Senior Vice President of two community banks before joining HomeTrust. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and completed the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.