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Franklin F. Benton


Frank is primarily responsible for the development and oversight of the firm’s trust and estate services in the Nashville office. In addition, he is actively involved in the management of client relationships. Prior to joining Diversified Trust, Frank spent over 26 years as a  trust advisor, estate planner and manager of the personal trust division for National City Bank in Indianapolis and SunTrust  Bank in Nashville.

Frank received a Bachelor of Arts in Organ and a Master of Music in Musicology from Indiana University and a J.D. from Wake  Forest University. He also completed post-graduate studies in music and law at University of Durham, England. He is licensed  to practice law in Illinois and Indiana, and has earned the CTFA designation (Certified Trust and Financial Advisor). Frank has  previously served on the Capital Campaign Steering Committee at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville and served on the Campaign for Rhodes College, Nashville Committee.