United Community Bank Selects Greenville Bankers for Leadership Academy

Greenville, S.C.August 31, 2017—United Community Bank has chosen fifteen of its emerging leaders for its 2017 Leadership Academy, a professional development program. Seven Greenville-based bankers have been selected for the program, which includes team members from around the four-state United Community Bank footprint.

“We are only as good as our people and firmly believe banking is a people business,” said Lynn Harton, president and chief operating officer of United Community Bank. “We are fortunate to have these talented individuals on our team and are glad to make this investment in their continued development and success.”

The second-year class includes United employees nominated by senior management throughout the Bank’s footprint. Members will participate in key meetings and leadership roundtables with United’s executive management. Members will also participate in Clemson University’s Center for Corporate Learning Mini MBA program in Greenville, S.C. as well as complete a project component. Sessions take place once a month for nine months with a graduation celebration upon completion.

The bankers selected from Greenville area included:

  • Beth Wilson, Regional Banking Manager
  • Brent Williams, Director of Community Banking Sales and Service
  • Jim McEvoy, United Community Mortgage Services Secondary Marketing Director
  • Karen Bjelland, SBA Chief Credit Officer
  • Molly Claycomb, Director of Financial Reporting
  • Sylvia Weber, Director of Loan Application Support
  • Tommy DeMint, Senior Middle Market Team Leader

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 and 2016, 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.