Community Bankers Association of Georgia elects Lance as Division Seven Chair of Board of Directors

David J. Lance, president and CEO of Greater Community Bank, Rome, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia (CBA) as Division Seven Chair. Nominations for the 2017-2018 CBA Board of Directors were announced and approved at CBA’s 49th Annual Meeting and Trade Show.

Mr. Lance is a fourth generation banker with more than 39 years of experience in community banking. “Our Association continues to thrive due to the efforts and guidance provided by the community bank leaders that comprise our Board,” commented Rob Braswell, president and CEO of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. “The varied experience each Board Member brings to the table is an invaluable asset to our Association, and serves to strengthen the community banking industry in Georgia.”

Board members are selected from ten divisions across the state of Georgia, ensuring all Georgia community banks are equally represented. During the course of a year, Directors will be involved in a number of items on behalf of the CBA 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 consumers, and weighing in on proposed legislation.

The CBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving community banks throughout Georgia for over 45 years to enhance their profitability and growth. Founded in 1969 by a group of Georgia community bankers, the CBA is the state’s only advocate working solely for the interests of community banks and their customers. The CBA was formed to protect the political interests of locally-owned community banks and today represents 165 community banks and nearly 200 associate member companies. The Association offers services in four distinct areas, which include political affairs, education, products & services and networking.

Fore information, contact CBA at 770-541- 4490 or visit