United Community Bank has chosen fifteen of its emerging leaders for the bank’s 2020 Leadership Academy, an internal professional development program which includes team members from across the four-state United Community Bank footprint. Eight Greenville-based bankers have been selected for the fourth class of the program.
“We know that great banking starts with great people,” said Lynn Harton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United Community Bank. “We are pleased to offer this talented group of individuals an opportunity to expand their knowledge and professional skills. Their future influence will undoubtedly make our organization an even better place to bank and work.”
The bankers selected from the Greenville area include:
• Marie Appleby, Legal Counsel
• James Boccardo, Director of Treasury Management
• Dan Cruice, Director of Treasury Accounting
• Andrew Lynch, Director of Enterprise Data Services
• James O’Neal, Senior Audit Manager
• Ginny Reed, Financial Analysis Manager
• Brandon Rich, Senior Portfolio Manager
• Greg Snell, Director of Operational Risk
The fourth-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, Clemson University’s Center for Corporate Learning Mini MBA program in Greenville, S.C., and multiple leadership sessions. The monthly sessions will span for eight months with a graduation upon completion. Forty bankers have completed the program since it was launched in 2016.