Members of the Georgia Bankers Association (GBA) recently elected and installed officers for the 2014-2015 fiscal year and installed nine new members to its board of directors.
Remer Y. Brinson III, president and CEO, First Bank of Georgia, Augusta, was recently installed as the 125th Chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association. Members elected Jackson McConnell Jr., president and CEO, Pinnacle Bank, Elberton, as Chairman-Elect; Richard E. Drews Jr., CEO, Century Bank of Georgia, Cartersville, as Vice Chairman.
The new GBA board members, elected by their peers to represent geographic areas of the state or appointed to At Large positions to begin two-year terms, are:
Group 1 - Phillip Williams, president and CEO, The Claxton Bank, Claxton
Group 3 - Barry Lyle, president, Bank of Dawson, Dawson
Group 5 - Jim Pope, president and CEO, KeyWorth Bank, Johns Creek
Group 7 - Terry DeWitt, president and CEO, First Landmark Bank, Marietta
Group 9 - Terry Evans, president and CEO, Independence Bank of Georgia, Braselton
At Large - Con Holland, chairman, president and CEO, Southeastern Bank, Darien
At Large - Bill Hopper, president and CEO, National Bank of Georgia, Athens
Leadership GBA Representative - Parrish Clark, executive vice president, Guardian Bank, Valdosta
Associate Member Representative - Omar Esposito, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
"I am honored to have been elected by my peers to serve as the GBA Chairman," Brinson said. "And, I'm excited I'll get to work closely with such a talented, respected group of officers and board members to ensure the Georgia Bankers Association remains a strong resource for the state's banks, their customers and Georgia's communities."
About the Georgia Bankers Association: Founded in 1892, the Georgia Bankers Association promotes the general welfare and usefulness of banking and the preservation of a sound banking system. For 122 years, the GBA has provided Georgia's banks with top-quality professional development, revenue-enhancing products and services, governmental relations and public advocacy.