Read the latest press releases from Colony Bank to stay informed about recent happenings within the organization.

Colony Bank Promotes Jeremy Summerell To Savannah Market President

We're pleased to announce the promotion of Jeremy Summerell to Savannah Market President. Summerell previously served as Vice President, Commercial Banker. Summerell joined Colony Bank in 2018 and has nearly 20 years of financial services experience spanning commercial banking, management, and financial planning. Summerell graduated from Savannah Country Day School before attending college at the College of Charleston, where he graduated in 2002 with a degree in Political Science. He is...



Colony Bank Announces Savannah Leadership Transition with Addition of Industry Veteran

We are pleased to announce the addition of industry veteran Rob Sparks who will assume the role of Coastal Regional President in August. Sparks will begin transitioning into his new role over the next two months, ensuring a seamless transition from Drew Hulsey, current Coastal Regional President who plans to retire in August after a distinguished banking career. “Rob’s extensive business and commercial banking knowledge, combined with his deep roots and knowledge of our local...



Colony Bank Strengthens Retail Division With Addition Of Meryl K. Joiner

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Meryl K. Joiner to lead the professional development of our retail management team. Meryl K. will utilize her banking background to implement a coaching infrastructure that supports the ongoing professional learning and sales skills of banking center team members, ultimately improving the overall customer experience. Meryl K. brings seven years of banking experience to Colony, most recently serving as a high-performing Vice President, Retail...



Colony Bank Welcomes Tate Bullard as Commercial Banker, Market Lead in Douglas

Colony Bank is excited to welcome Tate Bullard as Commercial Banker and Market Lead in Douglas. Tate joins Colony with over eight years of banking experience, most recently serving as a Commercial Loan Officer at AgGeorgia Farm Credit. In this role, he supported local businesses and farmers with personalized advice and solutions to help them achieve their financial goals while building and maintaining relationships with long-term customers. Tate’s professional background also includes...



Colony Bank Promotes Tammie Sheppard to Chief Compliance Officer

We’re pleased to announce the promotion of Tammie Sheppard to Chief Compliance Officer. In this role, Tammie will be responsible for overseeing the Bank’s compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and best practices. Tammie began her banking career with Colony in 1995 and most recently served as the Director of Compliance. Since joining our team, she has held positions in a variety of areas including Loan Collateral Clerk, Loan Administrative Assistant, Loan Operations Manager,...



Colony Bank Welcomes Jennifer Gross As Mortgage Loan Originator, Market Development Manager

We’re excited to announce the addition of Jennifer Gross to our team as Mortgage Loan Originator and Market Development Manager. Jennifer brings 14 years of industry experience, including six years in mortgage. Before joining Colony, she served as a Mortgage Banker at BankSouth Mortgage, where she recently received the Lender of the Year award from the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia. Other prior experience includes serving as Chief Information Security Officer and Relationship...



Colony Bank Promotes Bethany Tyler to Director of Bank Support, VP

We’re proud to announce that Bethany Tyler has been promoted to Director of Bank Support, Vice President. In this role, Bethany will lead the Bank Support team, which includes Personal Lending. Her primary responsibilities will be providing support and resources to all Retail team members, as well as handling any personal loan applications. Bethany began her banking career with Colony Bank in 1998. Since then, she has served in various areas and roles of increasing responsibility...



Colony Bank Enters Florida Market With Addition Of Industry Veteran

Colony Bank today announced its expansion into the state of Florida with the addition of Kyle D. Phelps as Regional Market Executive of Florida. In this role, Phelps will focus on growing the Bank’s presence in the state by fostering connections and identifying opportunities to deepen customer relationships beginning in Tallahassee and the Florida Panhandle markets with future expansion through North Florida. He will also provide leadership in maximizing product profitability. Phelps...



Colony Bank Promotes Brittany Mullis to Director of Loan Operations

We’re proud to announce the promotion of Brittany Mullis to Director of Loan Operations, VP. Brittany most recently served as our Loan Servicing Manager, a position she’s held since joining Colony in December 2020. Brittany has over 10 years of banking experience serving in a variety of roles such as Teller, Member Service Representative, Branch Manager, Loan Officer, and Loan Department Manager. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management from Georgia Southwestern State...



Zach Forshee Joins Colony Bank as Commercial Banker in Sylvester

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Zach Forshee as a Commercial Banker in our Sylvester market. Zach, a Tifton native, joins Colony with three years of experience as a Commercial Loan Officer at AgGeorgia. In this role, he supported local businesses and farmers with personalized advice and solutions to help them achieve their financial goals while building and maintaining relationships with long term customers. Zach holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration...



Colony Bank Welcomes Jill Tilley as Vice President, Treasury Solutions Advisor

We’re excited to announce that Jill Tilley has joined the Company as Vice President, Treasury Solutions Advisor. Tilley brings 37 years of banking experience to Colony Bank, including 18 years in Treasury Solutions. Prior to joining Colony, Tilley served as Treasury and Payments Solutions Officer at Synovus Financial Corporation, where she earned the Dedicated Years of Service Award and the Servant’s Heart Award. Other prior experience includes serving as Deposit Operations...



Colony Bank Names Jud Moritz Quitman Market President

We’re excited to announce that Jud Moritz has joined our team as Quitman Market President. With 22 years of banking experience, Jud is a seasoned professional who has held several key roles throughout his career. For 13 years, he served as Senior Vice President, Valdosta Market President at The First Bank, following their merger with Southwest Georgia Bank. Prior to this, he served as a Commercial Loan Officer from 2005-2010 at Park Avenue Bank and held a similar position with Regions...