Calendar of Events

Career Paths for Bankers TM

GBA University

Member Services


Government Relations


GBA Board of Directors

Agriculture Committee

Asset Liability Mgt. Committee

Bank Counsel Board

BankPAC Board

Community Bankers Committee

Compliance Committee

Credit Committee

GBA Insurance
Trust, Inc.

GBA Retirement
Services, Inc.

GBA Services, Inc.

HR Committee

Leadership GBA

Marketing Committee

Nominating Committee

Operations & Technology

Public Affairs Committee

Security Committee

GBA Retirement Services, Inc.
Board of Directors

The members of the Board of Directors of GBA Retirement Services, Inc. oversee for the GBA Master Pension and Profit Sharing Trust. The Directors are predominantly CEOs of GBA member banks participating in the Trust. The directors meet on a quarterly basis to review the performance of the investment managers. The Directors also attend to substantive administrative and legal issues to ensure the Master Plan remains in compliance with retirement plan laws. The Directors for the Master Trust set GBA apart from other providers. The Directors are bankers who know the business and help produce the greatest results for their banks, their employees, and other banks and bankers participating in the Trust.

Mr. J. Charles Copeland, Chair
First National Bank of Griffin
P.O. Drawer F
Griffin, GA30224-0200
(678) 510-5126

Mr. Larry G. Mathis, Vice Chair
Citizens Bank of Washington County
P.O. Drawer 836
Sandersville, GA31082-0836
(478) 552-5116

Mr. J. Joseph Brannen, Secretary
Georgia Bankers Association
50 Hurt Plaza, S.E., Ste. 1050
Atlanta, GA30303
(404) 420-2026

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

Mr. Joe F. Ferguson, Member
Stephens Federal Bank
2859 Hwy. 17 Alt
Toccoa, GA30577
(706) 886-2111

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

Mr. George W. Johnson, Jr., Member
Durden Banking Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 160
Twin City, GA30471
(478) 763-2121

Mr. Henry J. Pope, Jr., Member
Exchange Bank
P.O. Box 580
Milledgeville, GA31061-0580
(478) 452-4531

Mr. Douglas Wren, Member
The Peoples Bank
P. O. Box 1805
Covington, GA30015
(770) 482-7200

401(k) Plans

Profit Sharing Plans

Pension Plans

Payroll Services

Investment Managers

Government Limits on Plans

Mr. J. Charles Copeland
First National Bank of Griffin

Mr. Larry G. Mathis
Vice Chair
Citizens Bank of Washington County


Mr. J. Joseph Brannen Secretary
Georgia Bankers Association


Mr. Richard E. Drews, Jr.

Century Bank of Georgia



Mr. Joe F. Ferguson
At Large
Stephens Federal Bank



Mr. Charles R. Haley
At Large
The Peoples Bank


Mr. George W. Johnson, Jr.
At Large
Durden Banking Company, Incorporated, Twin City

Mr. Henry J. Pope, Jr.
At Large
Exchange Bank



Mr. Douglas E. Wren
At Large
The Farmers Bank