Larry O. Sides, business development officer at the southside office, has been promoted to vice president. Mr. Sides has been with the company since 1998 and has more than 25 years of experience in banking. He is a board member of the March of Dimes, president of South Augusta Exchange Club and president of Pride in Progress.
Carolyn L. Johnson has been promoted to assistant vice president of collections. Ms. Johnson has 35 years of experience in credit and collections. She has been with the company for four years. She has held the title of Credit Professional of the Year, given through the Credit Professionals Organization. She is also president of the Augusta Retail Credit Association.
Pamela K. Brooks has been elected banking officer. She is manager of the Evans office and has been an employee since 1993. Ms. Brooks has 18 years of banking experience. She is an active volunteer with the American Red Cross and the Augusta Southern Nationals, which contributes proceeds to the Children's Special Olympics.
Deidre B. Clements has been elected trust officer, client services. Ms. Clements has 10 years of trust experience, three of which have been with Georgia Bank & Trust. She also holds the national designation of Certified Trust Financial Advisor. Ms. Clements is a member of the Institute of Certified Bankers and Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, and is the treasurer of the A. Brian Merry Elementary School PTA.
Michelle A. LaBorde has been elected operations officer, electronic banking. Ms. LaBorde has 12 years of banking experience, seven with Georgia Bank & Trust. She is a volunteer soccer coach and a member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church. She is also a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, United Way, American Heart Association, Arts in the Heart and The Imperial Theatre.
Donna M. Moody has been elected mortgage loan officer, post-closing. Ms. Moody has 10 years of mortgage banking experience, three with Georgia Bank & Trust. She volunteers for local events such as the Augusta Rescue Mission, March of Dimes and MS Walk.
Ms. Caldwell will organize the creation and production of sales, marketing and other materials. She was previously involved with communications/public relations at the Environmental Restoration Division of Savannah River Site.
Also, Brian Davis joined the company as a programmer in charge of maintaining and developing software applications. He was previously a database designer with Digital Dimensions Inc.
Clayton R. Boardman III, chairman; Thomas M. Blanchard Jr., chair-elect; R. Lee Smith Jr., president/CEO; Aubrey C. Rhodes Jr., secretary/treasurer; Abram J. Serotta, chairman, grants committee and H.M. Osteen Jr., chairman, investment committee.
The following new board members were also elected:
David S. Copenhaver, Jane Howington and Shell Knox.
Beth Sims, Tijuana Jenkins, David Kernaghan, Michael Steed, Eva Farris, David Hunter, Jorge Pacheco, Ricky Allen, Rick Quick, Gerald Brown, Florence Glover, Gordon Hopkins, Doust Kahn, Fred Lawrence, Steve Gilyard, Ricky Allen, Herman Duncan, Johneithia Coleman, Jessie Bright and Laura Fegan.
Also, the following employees of the Partridge Inn have completed the three-day Executive Champion training for coaching Six Sigma Black Belts and Green Belts: David Jones, Florence Glover, Sharon Sullivan, Cynthia Bates, Herman Duncan, John Scherer, Kevin Kilchenstein, Philippe Chin, Jim Lee and Charles Smith.
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