Community Bankers Association Of Georgia Elects 2015-2016 Board Of Directors

9/30/15

Ed Cooney, President & CEO, Affinity Bank, Atlanta,was installed as the 2015-2016 Chairman of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia (CBA) during the 47thAnnual Meeting & Trade Show, held September 23 – 27, 2015 at The Westin Savannah Harbor. His term begins October 1, 2015.

The CBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving community banks throughout Georgia for over 45 years to enhance their profitability and growth. Founded in 1969 by a group of Georgia community bankers, the CBA is the state's only advocate working solely for the interests of community banks and their customers. The CBA was formed to protect the political interests of locally-owned community banks and today represents 180 community banks andnearly 200 associate member companies. The Association offers services in four distinct areas, which include political affairs, education, products & services and networking.

Board members are selected from ten divisions across the state of Georgia, ensuring all Georgia community banks are equally represented. Board members are elected to a one-year term which begins October 1st of each year. During the course of the year, Directors will be involved in a number of items on behalf of the CBA membership, such as responding to proposed rules and regulations from the various regulatory agencies, reviewing numerous products & services which will benefit the community banking industry as well as consumers, and weighing in on proposed legislation.

“Our Association continues to thrive due to the efforts and guidance provided by the community bank leaders that comprise our Board,” commented Rob Braswell, President & CEO of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. “The varied experience each Board Member brings to the table is an invaluable asset to our Association, and serves to strengthenthe community banking industryin Georgia.”

For more information, contact CBA at (770) 541-4490or visit www.cbaofga.com.

COMMUNITY BANKERS ASSOCIATION OF GEORGIA

2015-2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

Chairman: Ed Cooney, Affinity Bank, Atlanta

Chair-Elect: Lisa Lane, State Bank & Trust Company, Macon

Vice Chairman: Brad Serff, Providence Bank, Alpharetta

Treasurer: Scott Tomlinson, Flint Community Bank, Albany

At Large: Dan Oliver, Vinings Bank, Smyrna

Immediate Past Chair: Dale Morris, First National Bank of Coffee County, Douglas

DIVISION CHAIRS:

Division 1

Chairperson: Al Ross, Peoples Bank, Lyons

Division 2

Chairperson: Charles Rooks, Family Bank, Pelham

Division 3

Chairperson: Charlie Curry, First State Bank of Randolph County, Cuthbert

Division 4

Chairperson: George Lazenby, Newton Federal Bank, Covington

Division 5

Chairperson: Elliott Miller, Georgia Banking Company, Atlanta

Division 6

Chairperson: Henry Pope, Exchange Bank, Milledgeville

Division 7

Chairperson: David Caswell, Century Bank of Georgia, Cartersville

Division 8

Chairperson: Tim Jones, Citizens Community Bank, Valdosta

Division 9

Chairperson: Drew Walker, Community & Southern Bank, Cumming

Division 10

Chairperson: Amrey Harden, Oconee State Bank, Watkinsville

EX-OFFICIO (ICBA): Paul Bennett, Alma Exchange Bank, Alma

MEMBERS AT LARGE:

Bill Easterlin, Queensborough National Bank, Louisville

Mike Henry, Persons Banking Company, Forsyth

Ron Quinn, Peach State Bank & Trust, Gainesville

Bran Thompson, South Georgia Bank, Glennville

Derek Williams, Century Bank & Trust, Milledgeville

Kyle Ray, First Bank of Dalton

Rob Braswell, CBA of Georgia, Atlanta

HONORARY MEMBER: Pat Blanchard, State Bank & Trust, Augusta

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

AUDIT: Brad Serff

NOMINATING: Lisa Lane

POLITICAL AFFAIRS: Lisa Lane

MEMBER SERVICES: Brad Serff

MEMBERSHIP: Charlie Curry

BANKER REGULATORY FORUM: Clark Hungerford, Vinings Bank, Smyrna 

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