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BankSouth Bids Farewell to SVP and Chief Credit Officer, Tracy Hayden After Over 20 Years of Service

Dec 31, 2023 News
Tracy Hayden recognized for her 20+ years of service by CEO Harold Reynolds

For Immediate Release:
December 31, 2023

Media Contact:
Bryce McCuin, Marketing Manager
[email protected]

GREENSBORO, GA – On December 31, 2023, after more than two decades of service and exceptional leadership, BankSouth announced the retirement of Tracy Hayden, Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, effective January 1, 2024. 


Tracy Hayden’s illustrious career at BankSouth has been marked by outstanding contributions to the institution’s growth and success. As Chief Credit Officer, Tracy played a pivotal role in steering BankSouth’s trajectory from a $200 million bank to a financial institution with over $1 billion in assets. 


Throughout her tenure, Tracy fearlessly embraced challenges, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to the bank’s prosperity. Her leadership style, coupled with a profound understanding of credit management, has certainly left a mark on BankSouth’s journey to success. 


The Board of Directors, Executive team, and fellow employees extend their heartfelt gratitude to Tracy for her tireless dedication and commendable service. Tracy’s ability to navigate relationships with regulators and auditors showcased her as a key figure in ensuring the bank’s compliance and adherence to industry standards. 


Hayden, a graduate of the College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and a concentration in Finance, has not only excelled in the financial realm but also demonstrated her skills on the tennis court during her college years. While her passion for tennis has evolved into a love for pickleball, Tracy now looks forward to spending more time on the pickleball courts, rekindling her golf game, and cherishing moments with her family, especially her two granddaughters. 


BankSouth expresses its appreciation for Tracy’s remarkable contributions and wishes her a fulfilling retirement filled with joy, recreation, and quality time with loved ones. Tracy’s legacy at BankSouth will undoubtedly continue to inspire future generations within the institution. 


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Today, BankSouth is a leading community bank headquartered at Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia, and is recognized as a top-performing bank nationwide. With over $1 billion in assets, BankSouth serves customers with branches in Atlanta, Greensboro, Savannah, Watkinsville, and beyond with a full suite of consumer, commercial and digital banking and lending products. Currently, BankSouth Mortgage originates over $1.0 billion in home loans with more than 60 experienced loan officers across their twelve locations. For BankSouth locations and more information, please visit

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