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BankSouth Welcomes Dawn Taylor as Chief Credit Officer

Feb 27, 2024 News
dawn taylor joins banksouth at chief credit officer

For Immediate Release:
February 27, 2024

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

GREENSBORO, GA – BankSouth, a leading financial institution serving the state of Georgia, has announced Dawn Taylor as Chief Credit Officer. Dawn is a seasoned banking executive with extensive expertise in credit services and lending. She has demonstrated experience in all aspects of banking, including developing policies, processes, and people to support an effective sales and credit culture.

Prior to BankSouth, Dawn served as Chief Credit Officer of Builtwell Bank in Chattanooga, TN. She also served as Managing Director of Credit Services with Bank OZK and held the position of City President at Regions in Dalton, Ga., following her stints at other senior roles for BB&T, SunTrust Bank, and Bank of America.

She has consistently delivered results and demonstrated a deep understanding of credit risk management. Her leadership and proficiency in the credit and banking industry will be invaluable as BankSouth continues to grow and expand its lending operations throughout the state of Georgia.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dawn Taylor to BankSouth as our Chief Credit Officer,” said Harold Reynolds, Chairman and CEO of BankSouth. “Her proven track record and leadership style make her the ideal person to lead our credit team and support our strategic initiatives.”

The appointment of Dawn Taylor comes following the retirement of Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, Tracy Hayden after over two decades of service. BankSouth looks forward to Taylor’s direction and leadership of our talented Credit team in the areas of credit administration, credit, policy, credit analysis, underwriting, loan documentation, loan servicing, special assets and analytics.


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