Colony Bank Enters Huntsville Market with Addition of Two Corporate Banking Professionals

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We’re excited to announce that we have entered the Huntsville market with the addition of Barry Bryan as North Alabama Market Executive and Elizabeth Yanhko as Corporate Banking Administrative Assistant.

Commenting on the announcement, Mike Washburn, President of Corporate Banking, said, “We are excited to continue our growth strategy with the opening of our Huntsville office with two well-respected banking professionals of Barry’s and Elizabeth’s caliber. As the North Alabama Market Executive, Barry will be charged with leading our corporate group’s expansion in this vibrant community. He brings a wealth of banking experience and market knowledge that will be invaluable as we put down roots and build long-term relationships.”

Barry has been in the banking industry for over 25 years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Bank Independent. He earned his Bachelor of Business degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama, his Master of Business Administration from Troy University, and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Barry believes in giving back to the community he serves by volunteering with various organizations. He has two sons, Nate and Luke, and currently resides in Huntsville. In his free time, Barry enjoys sailing, traveling, deep sea fishing, and being a private pilot.

Elizabeth most recently held the position of Commercial Lending Assistant with Bank Independent. She has also served as Commercial Real Estate and Corporate Law Legal Assistant at Harrison & Gammons, PC. She has resided in the Huntsville community for over thirty years and is an active member of the community through her involvement with Village of Promise. Elizabeth attends Willowbrook Baptist Church and enjoys hiking, traveling, and CrossFit.

“This expansion represents a major step in our effort to grow our Alabama footprint. As part of our strategic philosophy, we prefer to compete against larger regional and national banks. We believe our business model, resources, and unique community banking approach are key differentiating factors that set us apart and give us an opportunity to deliver greater value to businesses and commercial real estate investors in and around the Huntsville market,” said Heath Fountain, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Barry added, “I’m happy to be joining the Colony Bank team during this exciting time of growth. I look forward to establishing the Colony Bank name in North Alabama and delivering unique solutions to corporate customers.”

About Colony Bankcorp

Colony Bankcorp, Inc. is the bank holding company for Colony Bank. Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Fitzgerald, Georgia, Colony operates 39 locations throughout Georgia. At Colony Bank, we offer a wide range of banking services including personal banking, business banking, mortgage solutions, government guaranteed lending solutions, and more. We have expanded our services to also include consumer insurance products, such as automotive, homeowners, and other insurance needs for our community. Colony’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “CBAN.” For more information, please visit You can also follow the Company on social media.


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