Macon, GA, October 15, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The Community Bankers Association of Georgia (CBA) held their 41st annual convention and trade show in Palm Beach, Florida in September 2009. During the convention, Richard Cathey, President and CEO of American Pride Bank, was elected to the Board of Directors of CBA as Member at Large.
The CBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving community banks throughout Georgia. Founded in 1696 by a group of Georgia community bankers, CBA is the state’s only advocate working solely for the interests of community banks and their customers. The Association offers services for community banks including political affairs, education, products & services and networking.
Board members are selected from ten divisions across the State of Georgia, so all Georgia community banks are equally represented. Cathey, elected from District Six, will serve a one-year term beginning October 1, 2009. During the course of the year, Richard Cathey will be involved in a number of items such as reviewing money-saving opportunities for members, CBA’s group meetings, planning sessions, PAC/PR golf tournaments, fundraising, first-class educational programs, legislative issues and more.
Cathey graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in Political Science. He also holds a certificate from the Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University. He began his career in Athens, Georgia as a collector for Citizens and Southern Bank. From there, Richard’s career boomed. In 2007, he agreed to join the newly chartered American Pride Bank. Cathey is the first and only President and CEO of American Pride Bank.
American Pride Bank is locally owned and managed. American Pride Bank is a full service bank specializing in business banking and personal banking. American Pride Bank has two locations; one in Macon, Georgia and a second location in Warner Robins, Georgia. For more information call 478-784-1448 or visit www.AmericanPrideBank.com. American Pride Bank is a member of the FDIC and an equal housing lender.
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