Business: Greater Community Bank hires Dereck Roberts as Information Technology Manager. State tax collections dip 1.6%. Rome’s Downtown Development Authority meets Thursday.

Business: Greater Community Bank hires Dereck Roberts as Information Technology Manager. State tax collections dip 1.6%. Rome’s Downtown Development Authority meets Thursday.

Media release: The Board of Directors of Greater Community Bank  welcome Dereck Roberts as Information Technology Manager.

Dereck Roberts

Roberts joins the bank with over 15 years of experience in Information Technology. An organized and highly motivated professional, he demonstrates the ability to direct complex projects from concept to fully operational status. “I have enjoyed working with an extraordinary team of bankers in a challenging position where I can utilize my experience and skills,” said Roberts.

He holds a Networking Specialist, Associate of Applied Science and an Electronics Technology diploma from Georgia Northwestern Technical College. He is a Certified Meraki Network Operator and holds a Low Voltage Contractors License.

“We understand the world’s most tech-savvy generation is all grown up, and they demand smarter, faster, and easier experiences — especially when it comes to their money,” said Greater Community Bank President and CEO David Lance. “Dereck’s expertise in the ever-changing technology field will help our bank continue to meet customers’ current and future expectations.”

Roberts has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America for over 17 years. He has served on the Technology Advisory Board for Georgia Northwestern Technical College for more than four years.  Roberts resides in Rome with his wife, Jana, and has two grown sons. He is a member of Sherwood Baptist Church.


The state of Georgia’s net tax collections in October totaled $1.98 billion for a decrease of $32.3 million, or -1.6 percent, compared to last year when net tax collections totaled roughly $2.01 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $7.81 billion for a decrease of $11.2 million, or -0.1 percent, compared to October Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.


The November meeting of Rome’s Downtown Development Authority is Thursday, Nov. 14, at 8:30 a.m. in the Carnegie Training Room of the Carnegie Building, 607 Broad St.

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