GREENVILLE, S.C. – January 13, 2022 – United Community Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Jim Shofner as Senior Vice President & Senior Credit Officer. In this role, Shofner will be responsible for supporting the North Carolina and South Carolina commercial lending groups for the bank. He will also be responsible for Senior Care, Renewable Energy, and Tax Exempt Lending Groups.
“Jim has an impressive resume and brings a wealth of knowledge to our UCB family,” said Rob Boyden, Chief Commercial Credit Officer. “In addition to more than three decades of banking experience, Jim also has an extensive history of giving back to his community. Those values fall right in line with the kind of culture we promote at United.”
Shofner has years of experience managing and building credit teams. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President and Geography Credit Leader at Truist Financial Corporation (formerly BB&T). He also spent time with SunTrust, Wachovia, and Barnett Bank.
“I’m excited to be part of the United family and look forward to helping our customers reach their financial goals,” Shofner said. “The team at UCB is a leader when it comes to customer service, and I will work hard to continue providing that standard of excellence.”
In addition to being at the top of his professional field, Shofner has also been heavily involved in his community, acting as an instructor to teach the next generation of bankers. He’s also been involved in organizations like United Way and volunteered on the finance committee for his local church. Shofner’s been known to play the bass guitar in the church worship band, and, in his spare time, you’ll find him hiking, traveling, or cheering on the Florida Gators.
About United Community Banks, Inc.
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQGS: UCBI) provides a full range of banking, wealth management and mortgage services for relationship-oriented consumers and business owners. The company, known as “The Bank That SERVICE Built,” has been recognized nationally for delivering award-winning service. At September 30, 2021, United had $19.5 billion in assets and 171 offices in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee along with a national SBA lending franchise and a national equipment lending subsidiary. Through its October 1, 2021 acquisition of Aquesta and its wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Aquesta Bank, United added $754 million in assets and nine banking offices in high growth markets in North Carolina. In 2021, J.D. Power ranked United highest in customer satisfaction with retail banking in the Southeast, marking seven out of the last eight years United earned the coveted award. United was also named one of the "Best Banks to Work For" by American Banker in 2020 for the fourth year in a row based on employee satisfaction. Forbes included United in its inaugural list of the World’s Best Banks in 2019 and again in 2020. Forbes also recognized United on its 2021 list of the 100 Best Banks in America for the eighth consecutive year. United also received five Greenwich Excellence Awards in 2020 for excellence in Small Business Banking, including a national award for Overall Satisfaction. Additional information about United can be found at www.ucbi.com.
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