Gene Gibson Named Vice President of Community Banking at United Community Bank

Gene Gibson

Greenville, S.C. – August 23, 2017 – United Community Bank has recently named Gene Gibson vice president of Community Banking. In this role, Gibson will work with the president of Community Banking in assisting with the management and support of the regional bank presidents. He will also be directly responsible for leading the Deposit Operations, Customer Contact Centers, Sales and Service, Card Solutions, Advisory Services, Purchasing and Facilities Management.

“As United has grown over the past few years, we identified a need for a realignment and additional support for our growing Community bank division,” said Bill Gilbert, president of Community Banking with United Community Bank. “As a longtime banker and integral member of the United regional leadership team, Gene will be the perfect fit to work with bankers across our footprint. He will do an excellent job of remaining focused on the needs of our Customers, while preserving our great culture in order to remain ‘The Bank that SERVICE Built®.’”

Gene Gibson has served as Regional President for United Community Bank in the Coastal Georgia area since 2010 and has supervised activities in the Savannah, Brunswick and Macon communities. Prior to this role, he served as Market President for Regions Bank in Savannah, Ga. Earlier in his career, Gibson specialized in commercial banking with Wachovia, Union Planters Bank and Bank of America.

“I am excited to take on this new role with an organization I have loved to be a part of,” said Gibson. “I look forward to helping our team continue to provide the excellent service our customers have come to expect from us while also continuing to foster the fantastic culture our employees enjoy.”

Gibson will be based in Greenville, S.C. He and his wife have five children. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas and received his MBA from Mississippi State University.

About United Community Bank

United Community Banks, Inc. is a bank holding company based in Blairsville, Georgia with $11.2 billion in assets. The company's banking subsidiary, United Community Bank, is one of the southeast region's largest full-service banks, operating 142 offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The bank specializes in personalized community banking services for individuals, small businesses and corporations. Services include a full range of consumer and commercial banking products including mortgage, advisory, and treasury management. Respected national research firms consistently recognize United Community Bank for outstanding customer service. In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, J.D. Power ranked United Community Bank first in customer satisfaction in the Southeast. In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year, Forbes magazine included United on its list of the 100 Best Banks in America. Additional information about the company and the bank's full range of products and services can be found at www.ucbi.com.