GAINESVILLE - Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia announces three new officers: Jay Cooper, Elaine Martin and Shelia Williams.
Jay D. Cooper joined Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia as Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking. His 16 years of banking experience has focused primarily on serving commercial banking clients in Northeast Georgia. Prior to joining Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia, he served as Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking for Regions Bank in Gainesville.
Cooper was formerly employed by SunTrust Bank in Gainesville. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Good News Clinics as well as the Advisory Board for Brenau University. A long-time resident of Hall County, Cooper currently resides in Flowery Branch.
Elaine Martin joined Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia (CBG) as Banking Officer and Commercial Loan Administrator. She has over 25 years of banking experience in various loan support positions, and she began her career with Home Federal Savings and Loan Association in Gainesville, now known as SunTrust Bank. Prior to joining CBG, Martin was employed by SunTrust Mortgage in the construction administration department.
Martin is a graduate of Gainesville High School, Gainesville Junior College and North Georgia College where she received a BBA in Accounting. She is a volunteer with non-profit organizations Sonrise Camp, Inc. and Georgia Mountain Players. Martin is a long time resident of Gainesville and Hall County.
Shelia Williams joined Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia as a Banking Officer and Personal Banker. Prior to joining Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia, she was employed at Gainesville Bank and Trust and Regions Bank of Gainesville. Williams is a graduate of Tift College of Mercer University; in addition, she has completed three years of Individual Retirement Account training and one year of Cannon Trust School. She is a member of the South Hall Kiwanis Club and Chestnut Mountain Church.
A native of Macon, Williams has lived in Hall County for the last 20 years. She and her husband, James, and their three children, Ryne and Russell Williams and Ashton Blackwood, live in Chestnut Mountain.
Operating at a temporary office in Townview Plaza in Gainesville, Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia officially opened for business this week and expects to locate to its newly constructed main office on E.E. Butler Parkway on Oct. 6.