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BankSouth Names Susan Bogardus as Market President in Watkinsville, Georgia

Mar 14, 2023 News

susan bogardusFor Immediate Release:
March 10, 2023

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

WATKINSVILLE, GA March 14, 2023 — BankSouth is pleased to announce that Susan Bogardus has been named as Market President for our Watkinsville market. Susan brings with her more than 25 years of banking experience and has built a successful career in planning, developing, and executing initiatives to achieve maximum potential. 

Aside from work, Susan is very active within the Athens and Watkinsville communities. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Athens Technical College Foundation and Housing & Demographic Research Center, University of Georgia. 

“We are very excited to welcome Susan to our team at BankSouth. As Market President, Susan’s excellent leadership experience and extreme focus on building client relationships will provide our BankSouth customers what they need from their bank,” says BankSouth Chief Banking Officer, Daryn Russell.  

Susan is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She has been very active in several civic and community organizations including a guest lecturer at UGA and Action Ministries, Dancing with the Athens Stars Participant to benefit Project Safe, Athens Area Habitat for Humanity board member, and Athens Housing Authority board member. We invite you to visit our Watkinsville community bank to give Susan Bogardus a warm welcome!   

To learn more about Susan Bogardus and the Watkinsville team.


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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 $2.0 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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