Oct. 27, 2023  

Ag Bankers Hit the Road

Members of the GBA Agriculture Committee and other members specializing in serving Georgia’s number-one industry have been on the road touring some of the state’s leading agribusinesses this week. We’ve visited one of the state’s largest stockyards and took in a cattle auction in Ashburn, toured Louis Taylor Farms in Tifton, and stopped in at the National Peanut Research Lab in Dawson. We also heard from a couple of experts on farm and agriculture tax strategies, primarily the availability of tax deductions for depreciation related to soil quality for certain landowners. Check back next week for a full summary.

 

 

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More Georgia Peanut Bank Week Highlights

As we wrap up coverage of last week’s 47th Annual Georgia Peanut Bank Week, we want to share more of the fun and festive efforts of our member banks. Thank you to the teams in more than 125 branches, representing more than 75 GBA members around the state who worked hard to promote the campaign and offer tribute to Georgia’s peanut farm families. Take a look at a few more scenes below and be on the lookout next summer for news about next year’s Peanut Bank Week. For any questions, please contact Maddie Frost at the Georgia Peanut Commission, maddie@gapeanuts.com, or visit www.gapeanuts.com.

 

Planters First Bank SunMark Community Bank

 

Morris Bank Pelham Banking Co.

 

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Compliance Conference Leaves No Stone Unturned

GBA member compliance pros came together last week for the annual GBA Compliance Conference. Attendees got a full dose of information critical to keeping their compliance programs in top shape. The conference began with a special HMDA workshop led Brad Washburn of Steve H. Powell & Company. After a quick industry and advocacy update by GBA’s David Oliver, Andrea Mitchell, of the Mitchell Sandler law firm, delivered a full Washington update, shedding light on the policies and practices shaping compliance examinations, enforcement investigations and litigation. The day continued with a session covering common findings from recent compliance reviews led by James Moore of Steve H. Powell & Co. and Emily Dent of Mauldin & Jenkins. The first day concluded with Lon Langston of Engaged Banker eXperience presenting a thought-provoking talk about persuading and influencing colleagues to embrace compliance. The second day of the conference started with a deep dive into the complexities of third-party relationships in the financial industry, led by Kristen Stogniew of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland and Gund. Fraud is a major issue affecting member banks, and we had a strong panel on the topic led by United Bank’s Thomas Williams. Panelists were Melissa Sneed, Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, Kristen Stogniew, Taylor Fernandez, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and Ruben Fernandez, Department of Homeland Security. Later, Chris Willis of Troutman Pepper provided in-depth insights into the new regulatory requirements related to the Dodd Frank Act 1071 Small Business Data Collection rule. The final day of the conference started with a roundtable discussion facilitated by Jim Bedsole of BankSouth and Thomas Williams of United Bank. Participants talked about emerging compliance topics and shared insights gained from their own experiences. The conference wrapped up with a session by Brad Rustin of Nelson Mullins covering recent enforcement actions and what banks can learn from them to avoid similar setbacks. Compliance Committee Chair Tabitha White, First State Bank of Blakely, led the conference, and Vice Chair Lindsay Holloway, The Four County Bank, hosted the final day’s activities. Thanks to our exhibitors Compliance Alliance, Julia Gutierrez, and Ncontracts, Carrie Parker. Conference sponsors were the American Bankers Association, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, Mauldin & Jenkins, Ncontracts, Steve H. Powell and Co., and Troutman Pepper. See photos from the conference here. With questions, contact Aimee Corcoran.

 

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Leadership GBA Board of Directors Meets

The 21-member board representing emerging bank leaders throughout Georgia held its annual in-person meeting last Thursday in Macon. Led by Chair Kelly Smith, First National Bank of Griffin, the Leadership GBA Board  shared banking trends in their markets and discussed leadership development needs within banks. The board voted to host next year’s BankPAC Golf Classic on Oct. 16, back at the River Forest Club in Forsyth. The group discussed goals for 2024, ideas for recruiting students for the Georgia Banking School April 28 - May 3 in Athens, encouraging more participation in Leadership GBA sponsored fundraising events for the State and Federal BankPAC campaigns, and plans for the 2024 Leadership Conference, July 8-10, at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club. The Board will hold its next meeting in January in conjunction with GBA’s Legislative Forum & Reception in Atlanta. Contact GBA’s Kathy Friestad with questions or ideas for Leadership GBA.

 

 

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Security Committee Huddles

Keeping team members, customers and bank assets safe and secure is always a priority job, and GBA is fortunate to have a volunteer group of the industry’s best security pros guiding helpful programming for their fellow security officers. The GBA Security Committee met in Macon Wednesday, sharing trends, key intel and planning the 2024 Bank Security Conference. Among the hot topics covered were customer impersonation, mental illness, ATM robberies and fraud. The program is shaping up nicely for the 2024 Bank Security Conference, which will will be April 10-12 at the King and Prince on St. Simons Island. With questions, contact GBA’s Aimee Corcoran, 404.420.2035.

 

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Long Awaited Modernized CRA Final Rule Issued

Federal banking regulators this week released the final updated CRA rule. The 1,500-page rule has been in the works for years, and it is the first major attempt to modernize the regulation in decades. Among the provisions are efforts to better tailor evaluations by bank size and type and avenues to better account for mobile and internet banking activities in meeting community credit needs, according to the agency announcement about the rule. We’re working with others in the industry and members to fully digest the changes and what it means for all members. We’ll share more details and build in programming to help members comply in the coming months. Read more details and access resources from the regulatory announcement.

 

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Fed Proposes Lowering Interchange Fee Cap

The Federal Reserve this week proposed a rule that would reduce the cap on interchange fees earned by banks on debit card transactions from its current rate of 21 cents and 0.05% of the transaction, plus a one cent fraud adjustment, to 14.4 cents and 0.04% per transaction and a 1.3 cents fraud prevention adjustment, effective June 30, 2025. The lone dissenting vote on the rule was by Governor Michelle Bowman, who raised questions about whether the Federal Reserve had deliberately restricted the range of information collected during the survey used to establish the new cap. Bowman emphasized the importance of considering the broader context and potential consequences of such regulatory changes. She expressed concerns that while the proposal suggests potential benefits for consumers, the actual costs could manifest as increased expenses for banking products and services, while the promised benefits to consumers, such as lower prices at merchants, might not materialize. We’ll share more details as we do more analysis of the rule. Read the proposal and more details here.

 

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Patrick Blanchard

Last Call! Marketing Peer Group Meeting - Nov. 1, Macon

Bank marketing officers, marketing personnel and anyone with marketing responsibilities within the bank can still sign up to join their peers at Middle Georgia State University in Macon for the 2023 Marketing Peer Group Meeting. In addition to plenty of roundtable discussion time planned, the meeting will kick off with a technical session on digital marketing strategies in banking presented by Patrick Blanchard of Truelio, a new GBA Associate Member. He’ll discuss key trends and challenges, highlighting the importance of authentic brand storytelling. He’ll also cover location-based marketing, leveraging mobile targeting and insights from location data, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain fresh perspectives on your bank marketing role and build valuable connections within the industry. Click here to register. Registration includes lunch. With questions, contact GBA’s Aimee Corcoran, 404.420.2035, or Katina Prokos, 404.420.2021.

 

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Financial Risk Management Conference - Nov. 2-3, Atlanta

Still Time to Attend!

Join Georgia bank CFOs and other finance professionals in Atlanta Nov. 2-3 at The Westin Buckhead for the annual GBA 2023 Financial Risk Management Conference, hosted annually by GBA’s Asset/Liability Management Committee under the leadership of Chair Haynes Standard, First State Bank, Wrens, and Vice Chair Holt Redding, South Coast Bank & Trust, Brunswick. Get all the details and register here.

 

We’d like to thank these Associate Members who are showing their support:

  • Platinum sponsorship: The Baker Group PC

  • Gold sponsorship: Brean Capital LLC and Raymond James & Associates

  • Silver sponsorship: Carr Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors, Empyrean Solutions, FHLBank Atlanta, ServisFirst Bank and Wiplfi LLP.

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2023 BankPAC Campaign Going Strong

The 2023 BankPAC campaign again enjoyed a successful week which is key to making sure our industry’s voice is heard across federal and state levels of government. Please consider your contributions to the two funds if you have not done so already. You can find the campaign materials on GBA’s website where you can easily download contribution forms for the GBA StatePAC and FedPAC and find a link to make an individual contribution online to the FedPAC. Members of the GBA BankPAC Board very much appreciate your participation. Thanks to the Citizens Bank of Swainsboro, Milton Gray, president & CEO, for contributing to the GBA StatePAC and to their directors, officers, and eligible employees for their contributions to the GBA FedPAC this week. With questions, please call GBA’s Elizabeth Chandler at 404.372.7893 or Bo Brannen at 404.731.9886.

 

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Registration Opening Soon! 2024 Georgia BankPAC Sporting Clays Tournament – Feb. 8

We were thrilled that 80 golfers played in last week’s Georgia BankPAC Golf Classic in Forsyth, which benefitted our state BankPAC. If shooting clays is your thing, be sure you’ve got Feb. 8 locked and loaded on your calendar for the 2024 Georgia BankPAC Sporting Clays Tournament.  Planned and hosted by Leadership GBA’s Board of Directors, this event will be back at crowd favorite Old Hudson Plantation in Sparta and all proceeds will go to the Georgia state PAC*. The event website and registration will launch soon, so watch your email for an announcement or check the GBA website home page for a registration link. There will be registration options for two-person teams, individual shooters, as well as sponsorship opportunities. Contact GBA’s Kathy Friestad with questions.

 

* The GBA StatePAC contributes only to candidates running for state-level office such as the Georgia General Assembly, the Governor’s office and the Lieutenant Governor’s office.  Contributions can be made from an individual, from bank funds if you are a state chartered bank or from a national bank holding company if the contribution is made from funds other than those resulting from the operations of the national bank.

 

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Kristen Stogniew

Two Great BSA Programs

 

Convenient Peer Networking – Nov. 28, Virtual

Sign up now for virtual winter session! Grow your BSA network and connect with your peers. Kristen Stogniew of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland and Gund will be back to lead the group discussion and registrants can submit industry hot topics during the registration process to ensure those topics are covered. Get all the details and register here.

 

BSA Summit, Jan. 29 – Feb. 1, Peachtree City

You need the right skills and equipment to assess and maintain your bank’s BSA/AML/CFT and OFAC programs.  Join us at GBA’s BSA Summit in Peachtree City at the Hilton Conference Center, Jan. 29 - Feb. 1. Facilitated by Kristen Stogniew, attendees can expect a deep dive into the world of BSA compliance through a variety of sessions. Register here and strengthen your BSA knowledge and practices.

 

With questions about either program, contact Aimee Corcoran, 404.420.2035.

 

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GBA Associate Member Athens Cleaning Company

10 Ways to Keep Your Branches and Offices Clean During Cold & Flu Season

Over the next few weeks, we will share 10 tips for keeping branches and offices clean courtesy of GBA Associate Member Athens Cleaning Company. Find the first three tips below. We’ll be adding more each week. With questions about any of these things, please contact Robbie Beck, robbie@athenscleaning.com, 706.799.3619.

  • Make sure you or your high touch points are being wiped (light switches, door handles and desks).

 

  • Regularly dust off your light switches, outlets, and other small edges; look around the room for anywhere else that might collect dust. Dust can also be circulated through your heating and cooling systems by way of a dirty filter, so make sure to check those HVAC filters regularly.

 

  • Wash hands regularly. You can also add touch-free soap, paper towels, and sanitizer dispensers in the restroom, breakroom, and throughout the branch to reduce the chance of spreading germs.

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Credit Conference - Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

Hotel Block ends Wed., Nov 8 – Make your reservation today!

Registrations are building for the annual GBA 2023 Credit Conference hosted annually by GBA’s Credit Committee under the leadership of Michael Tesler, Ameris Bank, and Vice Chair Rebecca Abraham, Signature Bank of GeorgiaGet all the details and register here. Sessions include:

  • How to Evaluate a Borrower’s Ability to Survive Inflation and Recession, Dev Strischeck, Devon Risk Advisory Group

  • Current Challenges and Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate Credit, Cal Evans, Synovus

  • Ag Update, Will Bentley, Georgia Agribusiness Council

  • How Market Shifts Impact the Foundation of “Banking”, Dave Koch, Abrigo

  • Industry and Regulatory Update: A Chat with Kevin Hagler, Georgia Dept. of Banking & Finance and Joe Brannen, Georgia Bankers Association

  • Economic Update, Roger Tutterow, Kennesaw State University

We’d like to thank these Associate Members who are showing their support through sponsorship.

  • Platinum Sponsor: Steve H. Powell & Company

  • Silver Sponsors: CRI - Carr Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors, CSRA Business Lending, Mauldin & Jenkins, Point to Point Environmental and Wiplfi LLP.

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GBA Retirement Services Annual 401(k) Training Seminar

The dates for the GBA Retirement Services Annual 401(k) Training Seminar are Dec 5 in Atlanta and Dec. 6 in Macon. HR administrators of banks or companies in the Trust may attend either session at no cost to you! We will cover plan administration, SECURE 2.0 Act, website demos, testing review, compliance updates, overview of investments, financial wellness tools, and review of 2024 fee schedules. Is your plan not a part of our Master Trust? We invite you to also come and learn more about our services. Give us a call to find out how our program is helping thousands of Georgia Bankers be fully prepared for retirement. We promise you won’t be disappointed. Have questions? Contact Mandy Richards at 404.420.2025 for more information. Please click here to register for Atlanta or Macon.

 

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2024 Legislative Forum & Reception Date and Location Confirmed

Break out the 2024 calendar and be sure to block Wed., Jan. 24 for GBA’s annual Legislative & Economic Forum and Reception. The Forum and Reception will be at the Ritz-Carlton in Downtown Atlanta. This event is a must-attend for member bankers, associate members, and strategic partners as the advocacy season kicks off.  We are in great hands with our seasoned advocacy team, led by Elizabeth Chandler, Executive Vice President, Government Relations & Advocacy, Bo Brannen, Senior Vice President, Member Services & Advocacy, Steve Bridges, Government Relations Consultant, and Tripp Cofield, GBA Insurance Trust President and CEO. The event website and registration will launch soon, so watch your email for an announcement and check the GBA website home page for details and a registration link soon. Thank you to our event sponsor, ServisFirst Bank, Correspondent Division. Sponsorships are still available for this event. Contact GBA’s Kathy Friestad with questions about sponsorship or the event.

 

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Operations & Technology Conference, Feb. 28 - March 1, Savannah

Registration is OPEN!

Join Georgia bank IT and operations professionals in Savannah Feb. 28 - March 1 at The DeSoto, Savannah, hosted annually by GBA’s Operations & Technology Committee under the leadership of Chair, Shan Venable, Altamaha Bank and Trust Company, Vidalia and Vice Chair, Mindy Green, Citizens Community Bank, Hahira. Sessions will include:

  • Frau Mitigation

  • Succession Planning

  • Leverage Your Next Core Contract Negotiation, David Saylor, Genesys Technology Group, LLC  

  • Phishing Protection Securing Azure AD with Conditional Access Policies, Eric Delgado, Safe Systems

  • Conversational AI and How to Leverage the Prompt

  • Evolving Expectations – The Next Digital Wave, Matt Herren, CSI.

Click here to access the event website with everything you need to know.

 

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Compliance Alliance Question of The Week

 

Question: Is there any instance where an ARM disclosure would not be required for an online application even if we would deny the application as submitted?

 

Answer: There is not a specific exemption for providing the disclosure, as it must be provided with the application, even if the application would be denied within three business days of receipt:

 

"…v. Form of electronic disclosures provided on or with electronic applications. Creditors must provide the disclosures required by this section (including the brochure) on or with a blank application made available to the consumer in electronic form, such as on a creditor's Internet Website. Creditors have flexibility in satisfying this requirement. There are various methods creditors could use to satisfy the requirement. Whatever method is used, a creditor need not confirm that the consumer has read the disclosures." Read more from the regulation.

 

Subscribe to Compliance Alliance's email newsletters for timely compliance updates and resources. Sign up for one of the live Compliance Alliance demos on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to learn more.

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Save the Date – Registration Opening Soon!

IRA Merry-Go-Round, Feb.6-7, MGSU in Macon

IRA professionals, mark your calendars! GBA’s IRA Merry-Go-Round will be Feb. 6 – Feb. 7, 2024 in Macon at Middle Georgia State University. Facilitated by Loni Porta, Director of Education, Convergent Retirement Plan Solutions, anyone even remotely involved in IRAs will benefit from this intensive two-day seminar. Look for registration details soon. Contact Aimee Corcoran with questions, 404.420.2035.

 

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2024 Enrollment Now Open!

 

 

Enrollment is Now Open for Georgia Banking School April 28 - May 3

Online enrollment is now available for the 2024 session of the Georgia Banking School, which will be April 28 - May 3 in at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel in Athens. For more than 60 years, the school has developed generations of Georgia bank leaders who shape the industry in our state. It offers everything you want and expect from an investment in banker education, specifically preparing the next generation of bank leaders, building the pool of management-level talent in your bank, and connecting students to the most knowledgeable industry experts and a community of fellow bankers. The Georgia Banking School Board, led by Darron Burnette of Synovus, has been hard at work reviewing the curriculum and planning next year’s session.

 

Georgia Banking School Details and Enrollment Access Here

 

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Webinars

Making IT an Asset, HR Basics for Supervisors, Wire Transfers: Staying Compliant and Avoiding Fraud Loss and More

Here’s a sampling of upcoming webinars.

Want to see the full webinar schedule? Check out our webinar calendar for a full list of upcoming webinars.

 

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Recruit, Retain and Develop the Best Bankers with GBA Career Solutions

 

GBA Job Bank

GBA will post open positions, free of charge, for GBA members. See the open positions in Georgia here. We will also post professional summaries for bank-job seekers on our Bankers Available page. To make the process easy and answer any questions, we've developed this Q&A. Please contact Katina Prokos, 404.420.2021.

 

Why Do People Choose Careers in Banking?

Whatever their talents, interests and educational background, there is a career in banking for them. Here are few good reasons to share with folks you know.

 

Save Big in Q4 with GBA Partner BankTalentHQ

Navigating the challenges of talent acquisition and retention is a daily task for banks. Beginning Oct. 1, bank employers can take advantage of 20% off a single 30-day job posting package with GBA partner BankTalentHQ. See the promo offer below for more information. Why post with BankTalentHQ?

  • Tailored Audience: The platform caters specifically to banking professionals, ensuring that your job post reaches the right people.

  • High Visibility: Partnering with 40 state banking associations across the country and the American Bankers Association, BankTalentHQ works collaboratively to promote your postings and attract talent to the industry.

  • Easy-to-use: With its user-friendly platform, posting a job and tracking applicants is easy.

To redeem your savings, visit www.banktalenthq.com, create an employer profile, and enter the code SAVE20BTHQ at checkout. Or, if you would like to set up a meeting with a member of the BankTalentHQ team to learn more, please email info@banktalenthq.com.

 

 

 

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GBA Community Connections

We want to share all the good work GBA member banks, bankers, Associate Members and Bank Counsel Section members do to support their communities. Read all about the Community Connections our banks and members have below. Share your Community Connections by sending a brief paragraph and any photos of activities you have to us and we'll publish them at our earliest opportunity. Send information to Katina Prokos, kprokos@gabankers.com, and David Oliver, doliver@gabankers.com, or if your company would like to sponsor this content, let us know. Here's our latest installment:

 

Bainbridge - First National Bank

The bank team recently assisted 300 seniors at Bainbridge High School in developing their first budget.

 

Bainbridge - First Port City Bank

The bank was a sponsor for the 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's.

 

Camilla - Planters & Citizens Bank

Bank team members Vance Green and Temeike Frazier went to Pelham High School this week to talk to the students about financial literacy.

 

Cordele - Planters First Bank

The bank recently donated to The Concerned Citizens That Care, which helps feed needy families at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 

Dallas - Southern States Bank

Dallas Branch Manager Carol Wallace recently presented the Money Smart program to 27 senior adults at the Paulding County Senior Citizens Group.

 

Dublin - Citizens Bank of Laurens County

The bank recently participated in the Dublin Laurens County Chamber of Commerce’s Membership Appreciation Luncheon and Trade Show.

 

Johns Creek - American Commerce Bank, N.A.

The bank recently completed financial literacy sessions for the young adults at LionheartWORKS. The participants visited the Johns Creek branch and toured different areas of the bank, met the branch team and learned what they do.

 

Loganville - Legacy State Bank

The bank sponsored Loganville's annual Rotary Golf Tournament, which raised over $30,000 for Special Kneads Bakery and other local non-profit agencies.

 

Milledgeville - Century Bank and Trust

Bank team members Jennifer Johnson and Holly Blenk spoke to  students on making good financial decisions at the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce's Reality Check event at John Milledge Academy.

 

Milledgeville - Exchange Bank

In collaboration with Georgia Military College (GMC), Exchange Bank recently launched its Money Cents Financial Literacy Program, dedicated to equipping students with real-world money knowledge. Over the next five months, approximately 50 GMC juniors and seniors will participate in the program. Read more here.

 

Savannah - TC Federal Bank

The bank’s Savannah team recently participated in Wag-O-Ween, which raised money for local animal rescues.

 

Valdosta - BankSouth Mortgage

Bank team members Nikki Rodgers, Jennifer McCranie, Julia Parvin and Haley Barnes recently represented BankSouth Mortgage in Greater Valdosta United Way's Day of Caring. Together with local volunteers, they packed over 1,900 boxes for Second Harvest of South Georgia to provide families in need with a Thanksgiving meal.

 

Watkinsville - BankSouth

The bank was a presenting sponsor at the Oconee County Chamber Fall Festival.

 

 

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GBA Newsmakers

 

Athens - Truist Bank

Our sympathies to the family, friends and former colleagues of 1979-1980 GBA Chairman Robert (Bob) Davis Bishop, who died on Oct. 20. He began his banking career in 1961 at First National Bank of Atlanta. In 1980, he moved with his family to Athens and became president of the National Bank of Athens. He was later named president and chairman of the board and maintained this position through several mergers and acquisitions of the bank, which is now part of Truist. “Bob was vice chair of the search committee that interviewed me for the GBA job, and we became lifelong friends through that process. Bob remained a strong advocate for the industry and the association throughout his career. His leadership was impactful for his bank, the industry, the association and his community. We are indebted to him for his service,” said GBA President and CEO Joe Brannen. Read more here.

 

Athens - Classic City Bank

Cristi Brown has joined the bank as assistant retail manager.

 

Athens - Oconee State Bank

Joe Hill has joined the bank team as vice president, business banker. Read more here.

 

Atlanta - Ameris Bank

Clay Cannon and Juan Mendoza have joined the bank's Atlanta team as business bankers. Read more here.

 

Atlanta - Citizens Trust Bank

Kristin Hanlon has joined the bank as Credit Risk Officer.

 

Atlanta - Coastal States Bank

Ken Kendrick has joined the bank team as a lender with Coastal States Mortgage.

 

Atlanta - Hyperion Bank

Kimberly Bauer has joined the bank as assistant vice president and senior compliance administrator.

 

Gainesville - BankSouth Mortgage

BankSouth Mortgage recently announced the grand opening of its new location at 100 Main Street, Gainesville, GA 30501. Read more here.

 

Milledgeville - Century Bank & Trust

Jennifer Johnson has been promoted to assistant branch manager at the bank’s Northside branch. Read more here.

 

Monroe - Pinnacle Bank

The bank recently held a retirement celebration for AVP/Branch Banker Gail Sisk.

 

Nashville - Wells Fargo Advisors

Financial Advisor Alonso Martinez has been named to the Leadership Georgia Class of 2024.

 

St. Simons - Ameris Bank

City President Brad Danowski has been named to the Leadership Georgia Class of 2024.

 

Thomaston - West Central Georgia Bank

Bill Bazemore joined the bank as CEO beginning this Monday, Oct. 23.

 

 

Bob Bishop Cristi Brown Joe Hill Kristin Hanlon Ken Kendrick Kimberly Bauer

 

 

Jennifer Johnson Gail Sisk Alonso Martinez Brad Danowski Bill Bazemore

 

 

Read All About It: Send Us Your News

Please remember to include the Georgia Bankers Association on the list of recipients for announcements about promotions, new employees and special recognition your bank has received. We want to share your news with your colleagues across the state. Please forward your announcements and photos to GBA's Katina Prokos.

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