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PrimeSouth Bank Appoints Three New Members To Board Of Directors

PrimeSouth Bank Appoints Three New Members To Board Of Directors

Published: February 27, 2018

PrimeSouth Bank is proud to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors.

Joining the Board of Directors of PrimeSouth Bank are John Rogers, Patrick Parker and Gordon Strother. All served on the former Atlantic National Bank Board of Directors. “We are excited to have each of these gentlemen join our board as they embody the spirit of community and bring insight, expertise and energy to our organization. We are very fortunate to have them by our side as we continue to strengthen the Glynn County Market.” - Jim Walker, PrimeSouth Bank Chief Executive Officer. 

John Rogers, the founding CEO of Atlantic National Bank, is a graduate of the University of Georgia obtaining a BBA in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant. In addition to serving on the Board of PrimeSouth Bank, he also serves as President for the Brunswick market of PrimeSouth. John was an organizing director and CEO of the former Atlantic National Bank which opened August 31, 1998 and continued to serve as the CEO until its recent merger with PrimeSouth Bank. Prior to Atlantic National Bank, John worked for First Federal Savings Bank of Brunswick for over 20 years. John has served his community in various forms which include former Chairman of Board of Trustees of Frederica Academy, current Chairman of the Frederica Academy Board of Visitors, the boards of directors of the St. Simons Land Trust, Hospice of the Golden Isles, Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation, United Way, Friends of Coastal Georgia History, the Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, and the vestry of Christ Church Frederica. 

Patrick Parker was a founding member of the Atlantic National Bank Board and has served on varying committees including Loan and Marketing. Locally he has served on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce, Coastal Georgia Historical Society, Frederica Academy, and the Vestry of Christ Church Frederica. As President of JH Parker Company and the owner of Parker’s Convenience Stores since 1979, Patrick has served his industry in many ways. On the state level he has long been the chair of the Legislative Committee and is the incoming Chairman of the Board of the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores. On the national level he represented Georgia on the BPAMA Board and chaired its marketing committee.

Vice President of the JC Strother Company, Gordon Strother joins the PrimeSouth Bank board of directors. Gordon previously served on the Atlantic National Bank Board for 16 years. He is a Current Trustee of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation and a member of the Board of Directors of the Golden Isles Youth Orchestra. Gordon has contributed to many organizations by serving as a Past Chairman of both the St Simons Land Trust, the Coastal Georgia Historical Society, and Friends of Coastal Georgia History. He is the former Commissioner of the Glynn County Airport Commission and a former Trustee of Frederica Academy. He served as President and Treasurer of Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia. 

The addition of these gentlemen increases the size of the PrimeSouth Bank Board of Directors to 10 members. Each market PrimeSouth Bank serves has local representation on the PrimeSouth Bank Board of Directors. With local leadership as the driving force behind PrimeSouth Bank, customers will continue to experience the superior customer service and financial confidence that only a community break can offer.