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BankSouth Names Sarah Peacock VP, Business Development Officer and Andrew Patten as AVP, Junior Relationship Manager in the Greensboro-Lake Oconee Market

Jul 21, 2023 News
banksouth announced sarah peacock returns to banksouth as vp, business development officer, and andrew patten's new role of junior relationship manager

For Immediate Release:
July 24, 2023

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

GREENSBORO, GA  – BankSouth, a leading financial institution serving the Greensboro-Lake Oconee market, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Peacock as VP, Business Development Officer for the Greensboro-Lake Oconee market. Additionally, the bank is excited to announce the transition of Andrew Patten to the role of AVP, Junior Relationship Manager, specializing in consumer real estate lending.

sarah peacock banksouth greensboro-lake oconee business development officerSarah Peacock, a long-time resident of the Greensboro-Lake Oconee region, is no stranger to the BankSouth brand and brings a wealth of banking and lending experience to her role as VP, Business Development Officer. With her deep understanding of the local market and her dedication to fostering relationships with businesses in the area, Sarah is poised to contribute significantly to BankSouth’s growth and continued success. Her expertise in banking and lending practices will be instrumental in meeting the financial needs of the community and supporting their financial goals.

andrew patten banksouth greensboro ga relationship managerAndrew Patten, who joined BankSouth in 2019, previously held the role of Business Development Officer and transitioned to Junior Relationship Manager. With a focus on consumer real estate lending, Andrew will specialize in providing exceptional service and tailored lending solutions for lot and land loans, Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCs), and construction loans. Andrew’s experience and expertise in these areas will ensure that BankSouth continues to meet the diverse financial needs of individuals and families in the Greensboro-Lake Oconee market.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sarah Peacock as our new VP, Business Development Officer, and want to congratulate Andrew Patten on his transition to the role of AVP, Junior Relationship Manager,” said Jim Strickland, Greensboro-Lake Oconee Market President at BankSouth. “Sarah’s deep roots in the community and extensive banking experience makes me extremely excited to welcome her back to the BankSouth family, and we are confident in her ability to drive growth and build strong relationships with local businesses. Likewise, Andrew’s shift to a specialized lending role will further enhance our ability to provide personalized lending solutions to our valued customers and the growing demands of our market.”

BankSouth remains committed to delivering exceptional banking services, building meaningful relationships, and supporting the economic development of the Greensboro-Lake Oconee market. With these strategic appointments, the bank is well-positioned to continue serving as a trusted financial partner for both businesses and individuals.

Sarah and Andrew are currently enrolled in Georgia Banking School, a comprehensive education program designed to equip banking leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively serve their communities. This program provides them with a solid foundation in banking practices, regulations, and management methods, ensuring they are well-prepared to meet the evolving needs of their customers and community.

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