UCBI names Lynn Harton new CEO

Special to the Banner
Posted 8/19/17

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. — The board of directors of United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) today announced that Lynn Harton has been named chief executive officer of United Community Bank (the …

This item is available in full to subscribers

UCBI names Lynn Harton new CEO

Posted

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. — The board of directors of United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) today announced that Lynn Harton has been named chief executive officer of United Community Bank (the “Bank”), UCBI’s banking subsidiary. Mr. Harton will continue to serve as president of UCBI and the Bank, as well as a member of their respective boards. Jimmy C. Tallent will continue to serve as chairman and chief executive officer of UCBI, as well as chairman of the Bank.

“Lynn has served as our president and chief operating officer for the past five years and has been the driver for much of the growth and expansion of our company,” said Tallent. “He has been instrumental in expanding our geographic footprint, in developing and growing our CommercialBanking Solutions group, and building our regional headquarters and operations in Greenville, S.C. Lynn has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry and an exceptional track record of leadership. The board and I are confident that he will continue to strengthen the Bank as chief executive officer and president.”

“United has a bright future, and I am deeply appreciative of the confidence Jimmy and the board have placed in me,” said Harton. “We have an outstanding team in place, and we look forward to continuing to execute the Bank’s strategy of providing exceptional customer service to our growing Southeastern markets.”

Prior to joining United in 2012, Harton was the executive vice president for commercial banking for TD Bank. Prior to TD Bank, Harton was chief executive officer at The South Financial Group, which was sold to TD Bank. He served as the chief credit officer for both Regions Financial Corporation and Union Planters Corporation and spent the first twenty years of his career at BB&T in several senior executive positions.

Harton is active on several community boards including the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Peace Center, and Artisphere. He is a director of the Risk Management Association, a national association for the financial services industry, and serves on its Community Bank Council. Harton has served on several additional financial boards and committees throughout his career, including the Palmetto Business Forum, RMA National Credit Risk Council, CBA National Small Business Banking Committee, and the Equifax Small Business Financial Exchange. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and has participated in various university executive programs.

Comments

No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment

X

Print subscribers have FREE access to clevelandbanner.com by registering HERE

Non-subscribers have limited monthly access to local stories, but have options to subscribe to print, web or electronic editions by clicking HERE

We are sorry but you have reached the maximum number of free local stories for this month. If you have a website account here, please click HERE to log in for continued access.

If you are a print subscriber but do not have an account here, click HERE to create a website account to gain unlimited free access.

Non-subscribers may gain access by subscribing to any of our print or electronic subscriptions HERE