Media release: David J. Lance, President & CEO, Greater Community Bank, has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors of Community Bankers Association of Georgia.
Nominations for the 2020-21 CBA Board of Directors were announced and approved at CBA’s Annual convention held in late September at the Hilton Sandestin. Lance’s term began Oct. 1.
Said Thomas D. Caldwell, Greater Community Bank founder and 2004 CBA Chairman: “I’ve known David since his youth and have never known him to not give 150% toward any job he undertakes. I have every confidence that he will devote equal effort to CBA during the coming year which will consequently serve to benefit all community banks throughout Georgia.”
Bob Berry, chairman of the Board of Directors of Greater Community Bank, added: “David is a remarkable leader for our bank. I know he will be a strong and innovative leader
during his time as Chairman with the Community Bankers Association of Georgia.”
Lance is a fourth-generation banker, whose family has banked in Northwest Georgia since the 1890s. He has led and grown multiple community banks over the past four decades.
“The relationship between a customer and their bank is what community banking is all about. I am excited for the opportunity to work alongside a keen board to promote and enhance community banking throughout Georgia,” said Lance.
CBA was founded in 1969 by a group of Georgia community bankers to protect the political interests of locally owned community banks. Representing approximately 140 community banks and 170 associate member companies, CBA offers services in three distinct areas: Legislative, Professional Development and Member Services. CBA is the state’s only advocate working solely for the interests of community banks and their customers.