Andrew Walker Jr. market executive of Alliance National Bank in Dawsonville, was elected to the Board of Directors of Community Bankers Association of Georgia as division seven chair.
Nominations for the 2011-12 Community Bankers Association Board of Directors were announced and approved at the 43rd Annual Meeting and Trade Show, held recently in Savannah.
The association is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving community banks throughout Georgia for more than 40 years to enhance their profitability and growth.
Founded in 1969 by a group of Georgia community bankers, the association is the state's only advocate working solely for the interests of community banks and their customers.
The association was formed to protect the political interests of locally owned community banks and today represents more than 240 community banks and more than 225 associate member companies.
The association offers services in four distinct areas: Political affairs, education, products and services and networking.
Board members are selected from 10 divisions across the state of Georgia, ensuring all Georgia community banks are equally represented.
Board members are elected to a one-year term that began Oct. 1.
During the course of the year, directors are involved in a number of items on behalf of the Community Bankers Association membership, such as responding to proposed rules and regulations from the various regulatory agencies, reviewing numerous products and services which will benefit the community banking industry as well as the consumer, and continuing and enhancing relationships with elected officials.
"Our membership has elected some of Georgia's best and brightest banking executives to serve on the CBA board," said Carolyn Brown, president and CEO of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. "Their experience, insight and leadership will be invaluable to our association in the coming year. We appreciate their commitment to the community banking industry."
For more information, contact the association at (770) 541-4490 or visit www.cbaofga.com.