portrait of

President and CEO, MidCountry Financial Corp

  • Education - BBA 1964 Finance, Terry College of Business
    • 1975 Graduated from the School of Banking of the South
  • Professional
    • President and CEO of MidCountry Financial Corp
    • Chairman of the BB&T Georgia State Board
    • Board of Directors of Branch Banking and Trust Company in Winston-Salem. President and CEO of First Liberty Bank from 1988 until its merger with BB&T in 2000
    • Prior to First Liberty, he was with Trust Company Bank (SunTrust) for 27 years
  • Community/Civic Involvement
    • Georgia Chamber of Commerce
      • 2002 Chair of Georgia Chamber of Commerce
      • Since 1991, has served on the board of the Georgia Chamber and a member of the executive board since 1994
      • Previously Red Carpet Tour State Host
      • Vice-Chairman of the Membership, Economic Development and Finance Departments
    • Chairman for the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce in 1990
    • Chairman of Macon Economic Development Commission
    • Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority
    • Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority
    • Chairman, Community Foundation of Central Georgia
    • Macon State College Foundation Board
    • Appointed by the Governor to Co-Chair the Commission for a new Georgia
    • Serves on the Board of Vail Leadership Institute and the Leadership USA Executive Committee
    • Leadership USA
      • Founder in 1993
      • Chairman in 1984–85
    • Leadership of Georgia
      • 1973 participant
      • 1974 Chairman
      • 1974–76 Board member
    • Leadership Macon
      • 1979 co-founded
      • Chairman in 1980 and 1981
    • Community Leadership Association board member from 1982–1997
    • Member and leader in various other civic organizations including Rotary Club, Beaver Creek Religious Foundation, Shield Club, City Club of Macon, Georgia Cancer Coalition, United Way, American Cancer Society, etc.
    • Numerous leadership and civic awards
  • Nominator - Howell Newton