Recent Appointments: Synovus, United is seeking new directors outside of banking

Synovus – The $ 54 billion banking and financial services giant has appointed Pedro cherry to his board of directors.

Cherry is currently the President and CEO of Atlanta Gas Light and Chattanooga Gas and a long-time executive of the Georgia-based energy company Southern Company. He has been a member of the Advisory Board of the North Georgia Division of Synovus since 2017.

Stelling boiler, Chairman and CEO of Synovus, said: “As a veteran of the energy and utility industry [Pedro Cherry] also has a unique perspective on the economic and business climate of Synovus’ home state and operational presence. “

Cherry has held a number of senior management positions at energy companies in Georgia over the past 25 years. Starting in 2010, he held several senior positions at Georgia Power before taking up his current position in early August this year.

United BankDr. Patrice Harris is to join the board of United Bankshares on October 1, 2020, announced the bank holding company.

Chairman and CEO of United Richard Adams described Dr. Harris as “A passionate leader, internationally recognized expert, and advocate for improving children’s lives and service to others locally and nationally.”

“She truly embodies United’s core values ​​of integrity, hard work, teamwork and caring.” he added.

Dr. Harris is a practicing psychiatrist trained in child, adolescent, and forensic psychiatry. She is the immediate past president of the American Medical Association, the first African American woman to hold the position.

JPMorgan ChaseStephen Burke will become the new Lead Independent Director of JPMorgan Chase on January 1, 2021 Lee Raymond.

The banking and financial services firm said Burke was due to him “Leadership experience, in-depth knowledge of the company and its business, strong financial and operational track record, and demonstrated independent judgment, integrity and commitment to the role.”

Burke has been a director of JPMorgan Chase since 2004. He currently chairs the Board’s Corporate Governance and Nominations Committee, a role he will continue to serve, and sits on the Compensation and Management Development Committee.

Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, thanked Raymond for his “Intellectual independence, a deep understanding of strategy and people, and exceptional tenacity”.

“With him we are without question a much better company” said Dimon.

First port city bank – The Georgia-based FPCB has funded Marvalynn Carroll to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer.

She has served the $ 300 million community bank in a variety of roles for more than 39 years. In 2016 she was appointed Chief Financial Officer.

“Marvalynn consistently demonstrates the qualities that define the corporate culture we have built at First Port City Bank with an unwavering commitment to supporting our customers, our employees and our community.” called Scott Ewing, President and CEO.

Bank of Southern CaliforniaJustin Lee As Managing Director of Business Banking, he is responsible for expanding the market presence of the Californian bank in Orange County.

He joins from Bank of America where he served as senior vice president and small business banking manager for Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

Michael Helmuth, Group executive director of the bank’s business banking group, said the appointment was “An important step” in expanding the Bank of Southern California’s presence in “key markets.”

Trust bank – Virginia-based Trustar Bank has appointed a local bank executive Samuel Schreiber as senior advisor to the company.

The company – Virginia’s first new bank in more than a decade when it opened in 2019 – said Schreiber’s appointment would help expand its reach and strengthen ties with the local community.

Most recently, Schreiber was President of Chain Bridge Bank, overseeing the strategy and development of the retail and consumer business.

He previously worked at Wells Fargo, where he worked for 25 years – including at Wachovia prior to the 2008 merger – until his retirement in 2013. He also worked for the Texas Commerce Bank and First Union.

Live Oak Bancshares – The Live Oak Bank in North Carolina has named Dr. Tonya Bradford with effect from September 16, 2020 to its management board and that of its parent company.

Dr. Bradford is an Associate Professor at the University of California’s Paul Merage School of Business at Irvine, majoring in Marketing Management and Brand Strategy. Before starting her academic career, she worked in the financial services sector for 17 years, including at Capgemini, Allstate Insurance and Charles Schwab.

Live Oak Chairman and CEO James Mahan said Dr. Bradford was “An accomplished manager and academic” with “A wealth of expertise and strategic vision”.

Fidelity D&D BancorpAlan Silverman joined the boards of directors of Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank – as well as that of their parent company – for a term of three years.

He is a certified auditor and runs his own company that specializes in health care. He is the co-founder and CEO of PrimeMed PC, a medical services company.

UNCLE credit union – The San Francisco credit union has closed Charles Crohare lead his business banking initiatives as Associate Vice President and Business Banking Manager.

ONCLE said Crohare would “Focus on growing the credit union’s role as a vital resource and trusted financial partner for local small businesses.”

Crohare was previously a Relationship Manager at Heritage Bank of Commerce. Prior to that, he worked as a Commercial Loan Officer at Tri-Valley Bank, which merged with Heritage in 2018.

He also worked at Bank of the West from 1983 to 2005 and continued to be actively involved in his family’s ranch and olive oil business, Olivina.

SouthCrest BankJoshua Osborne joined Georgia-based SouthCrest Bank as Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager as the bank seeks to improve its Atlanta commercial banking services.

He previously worked at other Atlanta banks, including Oconee State Bank and Renasant Bank, and is an active participant in the Community Bankers Association of Georgia.

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