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Public Affairs Committee

The Public Affairs Committee makes policy recommendations to the Board of Directors on legislative and regulatory issues and suggests specific legislation the association should have introduced in both the General Assembly and the U.S. Congress.

The committee coordinates the Contact Banker Program; participates as hosts at the annual Legislative Reception held in honor of the General Assembly; and attends the annual Washington Legislative Visit. Members of the committee also serve on the BankPAC teams for their respective GBA groups.

The GBA chairman-elect automatically chairs the committee.

Mr. L. Jackson McConnell, Jr., Chair
Pinnacle Bank
P.O. Box 430
Elberton, GA30635-0430
(706) 213-3350

Mr. Richard E. Drews, Jr., Vice Chair
Century Bank of Georgia
P.O. Box 580
Cartersville, GA30120
(678) 721-2014

Mr. John C. Helmken, II, Group 1
South State Bank
P.O. Box 188
Savannah, GA31402-0188
(912) 629-6486

Mr. E. J. Vann, IV, Group 2
Planters and Citizens Bank
P.O. Box 449
Camilla, GA31730-0449
(229) 336-1079

Mr. Richard A. Whaley, Group 3
The Citizens Bank of Americus
P.O. Box 1128
Americus, GA31709
(229) 928-6475

Mr. John P. Barker, III, Group 4
First Bank of Pike
P.O. Box 348
Molena, GA30258-0348
(770) 884-5111

Mr. Kirby A. Thompson, Group 5
SunTrust Bank
1155 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA30309
(404) 588-8710

Mr. Charles R. Haley, Group 6
The Peoples Bank
P.O. Box 4250
Eatonton, GA31024-4250
(706) 485-8542

Mr. Ford Thigpen, Group 7
WestSide Bank
P.O. Box 1810
Hiram, GA30141-1740
(770) 445-1855

Mr. William S. Wade, Group 9
Community & Southern Bank
100 Colony Park Drive
Cumming, GA30040
(678) 208-6307

Mr. Charles E. Williams, Group 10
First American Bank and Trust Company
PO Box 206
Watkinsville, GA30677
(706) 354-5033

Mr. Remer Y. Brinson, III, At Large
First Bank of Georgia
P.O. Box 15148
Augusta, GA30919-1148
(706) 731-6604

Mr. Michael M. Fields, At Large
Bank of America
315 South Calhoun Street, 2nd. Floor
Tallahassee, FL32301-1836
(850) 561-5922

Mr. Frank Griffin, At Large
Flint Community Bank
P.O. Box 70878
Albany, GA31708
(229) 903-1400

Mr. Christopher S. Jenkins, At Large
Wells Fargo & Company
150 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL32301
(850) 320-1053

Ms. Meredith F. Malcom, At Large
Athens First Bank & Trust
P.O. Box 728
Monroe, GA30655-0728
(770) 207-7070

Mr. Jeff Rabren, At Large
Regions Bank
1900 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL35203

Mr. David K. Voyles, At Large
Pinnacle Bank
3140 Lexington Road
Athens, GA30605
(706) 425-2264

Mr. Bradford L. Watkins, At Large
State Bank & Trust Company
3399 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA30326
(404) 266-4511

Mr. Glenn Pait Willis, Jr., At Large
South Georgia Banking Company
P.O. Box 1505
Tifton, GA31793
(229) 382-4211

Mr. James E. Wilson, At Large
HeritageBank of the South
104 Heritage Lane
Leesburg, GA31763
(229) 434-6222

Mr. Edmond H. Wilson, At Large
SouthCrest Bank
P.O. Box 790
Thomaston, GA30286

Ms. Brenda C. Potter, Associate Member Representative
Fiserv, Inc.
4411 East Jones Bridge Road
Norcross, GA30092
(678) 375-3430

Mr. Daryl Kevin Wyckoff, Associate Member Representative
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
1475 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA30309
(404) 888-8348