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New CEO announced at Bank of North Georgia
Rob Garcia

Bank of North Georgia announced the promotion of Rob Garcia, Executive Vice President and Commercial Real Estate Manager, to President and Chief Operating Officer.

Don Howard, Chairman and CEO of Bank of North Georgia, said “During this critical time for our industry, company and division, Rob’s leadership and wealth of experience will prove invaluable to our team members, customers and communities in which we do business. I look forward to working closely with Rob as we continue to serve as one of the premier financial institutions in Atlanta and Georgia.”

 Garcia has 26 years of commercial banking experience with a concentration in commercial real estate and commercial and industrial lending. Previously, he served as Regional Community Executive with responsibility for growing deposits and loans in the Cobb and Buckhead region and overseeing the operations of the six branches. He joined BNG in 2006 as a result of the merger with Riverside Bank where he was Executive Vice President and Senior Lending Officer.

 Garcia is a graduate of Auburn University, currently serving a second consecutive term as Chairman of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, and is a Board Member of the Atlanta Regional Commission, Cobb County Board of Elections, and Council for Quality Growth.  He lives in Marietta with his wife, Teena. They have two children, Elizabeth and Obert.

Bank of North Georgia, a division of Synovus Bank, operates 42 branches in 16 metro Atlanta counties, including two in Conyers and two in Covington. The division offers business and personal financial services including Business Banking, Investment Services and Mortgage Lending. Bank of North Georgia's branches are located in Alpharetta (2), Atlanta (2), Bowdon, Bremen, Buford, Canton, Carrollton (3), Conyers (2), Covington (2), Cumming, Douglasville (3), Dunwoody, Fayetteville, Hiram, Jasper, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Marietta (3), McDonough, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stockbridge, Suwanee, Tallapoosa, Temple, Tucker, Tyrone, Villa Rica and Woodstock. For more information, visit