April 24, 2018 6:05 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
Age: 47
Age: 48
Executive Chairman
Age: 63
Executive VP & CFO
Age: 43
Regional President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Ameris Bank Key Developments

Andrew B. Cheney Retires as Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Executive of Ameris Bancorp and Ameris Bank

Andrew B. Cheney retired from his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Executive of Ameris Bancorp and its wholly owned banking subsidiary, Ameris Bank. Mr. Cheney, who will be taking on a non-employee advisory role with the Company and Ameris Bank, has held a number of senior executive positions with the Company and Ameris Bank since joining the Company in 2009.

Ameris Bank Announces Executive Changes, Effective as of January 1, 2018

Ameris Bancorp announced promotions on its executive team. Effective as of January 1, 2018, Edwin W. Hortman, Jr. will be succeeded as Chief Executive Officer of Ameris Bank by Dennis J. Zember Jr., previously Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ameris Bank. From February 2005 until June 2016, Mr. Zember also served as Chief Financial Officer of Ameris Bank. The Company announced that Nicole S. Stokes has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ameris Bank effective January 1, 2018. Ms. Stokes joined the Company in December 2010 as Controller and was previously promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ameris Bank in June 2016.

Ameris Bancorp and Ameris Bank Appoint William D. Mckendry as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

Ameris Bancorp has appointed William D. McKendry as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of both the company and Ameris Bank, the wholly-owned banking subsidiary of the company. Mr. McKendry's chief responsibilities will include the oversight of risk management, internal audit, compliance, loan review and valuation services. Mr. McKendry has more than 25 years of banking and financial industry experience, with his most recent experience coming as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Bank of North Carolina in High Point, North Carolina, a position he held since 2011. Prior to that time, he served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Auditor of First Citizens Bancshares in Raleigh, North Carolina, from 2004 until 2011.

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