July 28, 2016 3:57 AM ET


Company Overview of Ameris Bank

Company Overview

Ameris Bank provides personal and business banking services. It offers checking, savings, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts; and personal, auto, home equity line of credit, educational, business, and business lines of credit loans, as well as commercial real estate and equipment financing. The company also provides advisory and cash management, and small business administration and residential financing, as well as student, online, and mobile banking services; and credit cards. Ameris Bank was formerly known as American Banking Company and changed its name to Ameris Bank in December 2005. The company was founded in 1971 and is based in Moultrie, Georgia. Ameris Bank...

24 Second Avenue SE

Moultrie, GA 31768

United States

Founded in 1971





Key Executives for Ameris Bank

Chief Executive Officer, Director, Member of Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer of Ameris Bancorp, President of Ameris Bancorp and Director of Ameris Bancorp
Age: 62
Age: 66
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 42
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 46
President of the Murrell's Inlet Area
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Ameris Bank Key Developments

Ameris Bank Announces Executive Changes

Effective June 3, 2016, Dennis J. Zember Jr. will serve as Chief Operating Officer of Ameris Bank. In addition, Mr. Cheney will continue to serve as President of Ameris Bank, a position he has held since December 2010. Prior to his new appointment to the additional role of Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Zember served since February 2005 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ameris Bancorp.

Ameris Bank Announces Executive Changes

Ameris Bank promoted Nicole Stokes to CFO. The position was previously held by Dennis Zember Jr., who will continue to serve as CFO for the bank's parent company, Ameris Bancorp. Stokes has more than 20 years of financial and banking experience. She most recently served as senior vice president and controller for Ameris Bank.

Ameris Bancorp and Ameris Bank Appoint Lawton E. Bassett, III as Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer for the Georgia and Alabama

On February 16, 2016, Ameris Bancorp appointed Lawton E. Bassett, III as Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer for the Georgia and Alabama regions of the company and Ameris Bank. Mr. Bassett will begin serving in this role immediately. Mr. Bassett’s chief responsibilities include the oversight of all bank-wide commercial banking initiatives, construction and municipal lending, Treasury and Cash management and Government Guaranteed/SBA lending, as well as all core banking activities throughout Georgia and Alabama. Most recently Mr. Bassett was serving as Regional President for Ameris Bank. Prior to that, he served as Market President and was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Security Bank.

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