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Special to the BannerAthens Federal Community Bank has announced the promotion of two keyleadership roles within the bank’s executive management team.Chris Adamshas been promoted to area president …
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Athens Federal Community Bank has announced the promotion of two key
leadership roles within the bank’s executive management team.
has been promoted to area president for
McMinn and Monroe Counties. His primary responsibilities include overall
leadership and deposit sales strategy for the two markets, including management
of customer acquisition, retention and service standards.
has also been promoted to vice
president/chief banking officer.
In addition to retaining her current
duties as director of the bank and subsidiaries’ marketing and communications
efforts, Gibbs will also assume responsibility for operation, strategic
direction, and leadership of the bank’s retail deposit network, including
management and development of all retail products, services and personnel.
Adams joined Athens Federal
in 2002 and has served the institution in several capacities, including public
relations, management, retail sales, and most recently as Vice
A native of Athens, Adams graduated from
Tennessee Wesleyan University with a bachelor of science degree in
business administration, and is a graduate of the Southeast School of Banking and the Georgia Bankers Association Southern
School of Operations and Technology.
He was recognized as by his alma mater as
Outstanding Young Alumnus in 2003, was named Young Man of the Year in 1997 and
2017 Man of the Year by the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce. Before joining
Athens Federal, Adams served as executive director for United Way of McMinn and
He has served in numerous leadership roles in the Athens and
McMinn County community, and is currently a member of the Athens City School
board, campaign co-chair of United Way of McMinn and Meigs counties, board
member and past president of the Athens-McMinn YMCA, and active member and
former President of the Athens Kiwanis Club. Adams and his wife, Meloyne, reside
in Athens with their two sons, Brady and Rylan.
Gibbs began her career at
Athens Federal in 2011 as vice president of marketing and Communications. During
her tenure, she has led several promotional initiatives and programs to drive sales,
enhance customer service, boost efficiency and help achieve year over year
record growth and profitability.
A native of West Tennessee, Gibbs earned a
Bachelor of Arts degree in communications/public relations from the University
of Tennessee at Martin, and graduated summa cum laude with a master’s degree in
corporate communication from Austin Peay State University.
She was inducted to
the UT Martin Communications Hall of Fame in 2005 and was named one of
the Daily Post-Athenian’s “20 Under
40” in 2012. Prior to joining Athens Federal, Gibbs served as director of
marketing and communications at Tennessee Wesleyan University, where
she was recognized as Staff Member of the Year in 2009.
She is treasurer of the
Grace & Mercy Ministries board of directors, board member of the Athens Downtown
Business Association, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce diplomat, previous board
member/technology committee chairperson of the McMinn County Living Heritage
Museum, and president of the board of directors of the HOPE Center and
Children’s Advocacy Center of the 10th Judicial District. Gibbs and her
husband, Daniel, reside in Cleveland.
“On behalf of our executive
staff and board of directors, I am honored to work with and to call both Chris
and Nicole my colleagues and friends. They have each shown tremendous growth
over the past few years and have been dedicated and effective key members of
our management team,” said Mike Hutsell, AFCB chief operating officer.
expect their new roles will further enhance our ability to effectively
implement strategic plans as we look toward a bright future for Athens Federal.
I have no doubt they will embrace their responsibilities and implement
initiatives that will continue our bank’s forward momentum,” he added.
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