Joseph W. Evans, age 66, a director and officer of the Company since January 2010, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Chairman of the Board, positions he has held since 2010. Mr. Evans also served as the Chief Executive Officer of State Bank from July 2009 until January 1, 2015. He is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Flag Financial Corporation which was acquired by RBC Centura Bank in 2006. Mr. Evans previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank Corporation of Georgia which was acquired by Century South Banks, Inc. in 1997 and later served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Century South Banks, Inc., which was acquired by BB&T in 2001.Currently, Mr. Evans is also President and Chief Executive Officer of State Bank & Trust, the General Partner of the Howell D. Evans Family Partnership, LP, and a managing principal of Bankers’ Capital Group, LLC, an investment company that primarily buys and sells notes. Mr. Evans serves on the boards of directors of Southern Trust Insurance Company, the Alliance Theater at The Woodruff Arts Center, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. He is Vice President of the Buckhead Coalition, a trustee of the Foundation of the Methodist Home of the South Georgia Conference, Inc. in Macon, Georgia, where he chairs its investment committee, and a member of the Board of Councilors of the Carter Center. Mr. Evans serves on the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Tech Foundation as Treasurer, Chairman of the Finance Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the advisory board of the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech, having previously served as chairman. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. Mr. Evans holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Georgia Tech.Mr. Evans’ depth of knowledge and years of experience in banking make him well qualified to be a member of our board. His ties to our market area also provide him with personal contacts and an awareness of the social environment within which we operate.
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