Colony Bank Donates $500,000 Through Georgia HEART Hospital Program

Colony Bank announced that it has donated $500,000 to 10 rural hospitals throughout Georgia as part of the Georgia HEART Hospital Program. This program aims to help rural hospitals by increasing their funding and their ability to provide healthcare to many Georgians. “We are proud to participate in the Georgia HEART Hospital program and to make this donation to our local hospitals that touch the lives of so many of our families, team members, customers, and neighbors,” said Heath...



Colony Bank Names Barry Blevins Treasury Solutions Advisor Lead

We’re excited to announce that Barry Blevins has joined Colony Bank as Treasury Solutions Advisor Lead. Barry brings 24 years of banking experience in commercial lending and treasury solutions. Most recently, he served as Market President at Synovus Financial Corporation. Prior to this, he held the position of Treasury Management, Vice President. Barry holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Operations Management from Dalton State College. Commenting on the announcement, Cindy...



Mobile Banking: It’s Safe and Easy

‘Security’ is a strong word. And it’s at the core of our simple-to-download and easy-to-use mobile banking app. We want you to know that your accounts are protected behind multiple layers of security whenever and wherever you log in with our app. This powerful protection guards you against online fraud so you get safe, secure access to your accounts day or night. And while our mobile app is specially designed with your banking security in mind, experts advise that you...



Colony Bank Names Deborah Clemons Banking Center Manager

We’re excited to announce the addition of Deborah Clemons as Banking Center Manager for our Albany market. Commenting on the announcement, Tommy Clark, Regional President, said, “I am excited to welcome Deborah to the Colony team. I had the pleasure of working with her at HeritageBank of the South. Deborah’s extensive experience paired with her passion for delivering exceptional customer service will make her a great asset to our team and customers.” Deborah brings over 23...



Colony Bank Promotes Tessia Wilder to Banking Center Manager

We’re proud to announce that Tessia Wilder has been promoted to Banking Center Manager for the LaGrange market. Wilder joined Colony in 2019 as a Universal Banker. She has over 10 years of banking experience and has also served as a Teller. Wilder holds a degree in Business Accounting and Finance Administration from Southern Union State Community College and is a 2020 graduate of Leadership Troup. Commenting on the announcement, Robin Wilkinson, Regional Retail Coordinator, said,...



Colony Bank Names Katharine Miller Mortgage Loan Originator

We’re excited to announce the addition of Katharine Miller as a Mortgage Loan Originator in the Savannah area. Miller has six years of banking experience, most recently serving as a Mortgage Loan Originator for Great Oaks Bank. Prior experience also includes serving as Financial Center Lending Officer at Bank of America, Home Loan Advisor for Ally Financial, and Home Mortgage Consultant for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, where she was also a part of the Leadership Development...



Colony Bank Names Jeffrey Wright Digital Communications and Strategy Manager

We’re pleased to announce that Jeffrey “Jeff” Wright has joined our Colony Bank team as Digital Communications and Strategy Manager. In this role, Jeff will be responsible for bridging email marketing strategy and technology to promote the range of banking and financial solutions available to our customers. Jeff brings over 30 years in marketing and IT consulting. In his most recent role, Jeff served as a CRM Administrator, focusing on digital communications and the customer...



Colony Bank Names Kristie McMahan Director of Commercial Administration, SVP

We’re pleased to announce that Kristie McMahan has been named Director of Commercial Administration, Senior Vice President. Kristie joined the Company as Commercial Banker, Senior Vice President in August of 2021 through the merger of Colony Bank and SouthCrest Bank. Kristie, who has nearly 25 years of banking experience, has also held positions such as portfolio manager, credit administration manager, and loan operations manager. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Finance from...



Colony Bank Names Judd Skinner Statesboro Market President

We are pleased to announce the addition of Judd Skinner as Statesboro Market President. Judd, who began his banking career in 2014, most recently served as Commercial Market Manager for Queensborough National Bank & Trust. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Georgia Southern University, is a 2020 graduate of Leadership Bulloch, and is currently enrolled in the Georgia Bankers Association's Banking School at the University of Georgia. Commenting on the...



Colony Bank Welcomes Jennifer Fanning as Mortgage Loan Originator

We are pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Fanning as Mortgage Loan Originator for our Savannah market. Commenting on the announcement, Preston Laird, Mortgage Market Manager, said, “We are excited to welcome Jennifer to Colony Bank. She’s an experienced professional who has built a reputation for delivering outstanding customer service. In addition, her commitment to building relationships and taking the time to understand the needs of our customers will greatly benefit...



Colony Bank Promotes Daniel Rentz to Chief Technology Officer

We’re proud to announce that Daniel Rentz has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer. Daniel previously served as IT Director and has been part of the Colony Bank team for 15 years. His past positions at Colony include Application Services Manager, Mainframe Manager, and Mainframe Operator. Commenting on the announcement Kimberly C. Dockery, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff, said, “Daniel has been a valuable member of our team since 2007 and is most deserving of this...



Colony Bank Promotes Laurie Senn to Chief Operations Officer

We’re proud to announce that Laurie Senn, formerly Director of Loan Operations, Senior Vice President, has been promoted to Chief Operations Officer. In this expanded role, Senn will be responsible for overseeing loan operations, deposit operations, and project management. Senn joined Colony Bank in October 2020. She has more than 20 years of banking experience serving in positions of increasing responsibility, such as, Executive Vice President at Members United Credit Union, CRA...