Barber elected secretary/treasurer of Georgia Bankers Association

Published 3:58 pm Friday, July 12, 2019

Brad E. Barber, president and CEO of First National Bank, Bainbridge, has been elected by his peers to serve a three-year term as Secretary/Treasurer of the Georgia Bankers Association (GBA).

“Brad is among the most well-respected career bankers in Georgia,” said Chuck Copeland, GBA chairman and president and CEO of First National Bank of Griffin. “His experience and passion for our industry will serve the association well.”

Commenting on the election, Barber said, “It’s an honor to serve in this role with some extraordinary leaders in our industry. It’s also a privilege to represent our local communities in this state-wide position.”

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Barber has a history of service to GBA, having previously served on the board of directors from 2013 to 2017. He is a past president of Leadership GBA, past member of GBA’s Public Affairs Committee and a past trustee for the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.

Barber has more than 28 years of experience in the banking industry. He joined First National Bank in 2014 as CEO and as a director of the bank and holding company boards. He was appointed president in December 2016.

He has served and continues to serve his community on many local boards and civic organizations. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.

Founded in 1892, the Georgia Bankers Association promotes the general welfare and usefulness of banking and the preservation of a sound banking system.

For 126 years, the GBA has provided Georgia’s banks with top-quality professional development, revenue-enhancing products and services, government relations and public advocacy.