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Ken Barber Installed as Board Member of the Georgia Bankers Association

June 29, 2016

Barber, Ken 2016ATLANTA –Kenneth L. Barber, president and CEO of ServisFirst Bank, Atlanta, has been elected by his peers in northwest Georgia to serve a two-year term as a member of the board of directors of the Georgia Bankers Association (GBA).

“I was delighted when Ken’s colleagues in this region elected him as their representative to the board. He is a strong banker who will provide valuable leadership to the GBA as one of its directors,” said Rick Drews, GBA chairman and CEO of Century Bank of Georgia in Cartersville.

Barber has 40 years of banking experience in the metro Atlanta area, beginning with the First National Bank of Atlanta. Barber was a member of the team that chartered Citizens and Merchants Bank as founding CEO in 1986. In 2001, Barber helped secure the charter for Georgian Bank in Cobb County. In 2007, Metro Bank in Douglasville was Barber’s third bank chartered. MetroBank was merged into Alabama-based ServisFirst Bank in 2015.

Barber received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of West Georgia and is a graduate of GBA’s Georgia School of Banking.

Barber serves on the boards of various non-profit organizations, including the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, WellStar Foundation and Oak Mountain Academy.

About the Georgia Bankers Association: Founded in 1892, the Georgia Bankers Association promotes the general welfare and usefulness of banking and the preservation of a sound banking system. For 124 years, the GBA has provided Georgia’s banks with top-quality professional development, revenue-enhancing products and services, government relations and public advocacy.



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