LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BrandBank announced today that Richard Fairey has been named president and chief operations officer of the Gwinnett County-based bank. In this role, Fairey will oversee all the bank's operations and lead the expansion of its products and geographic footprint.
"We welcome Richard into the Brand family," said Bartow Morgan, Jr., the bank's chief executive officer. "With his experience, he can help us implement strategies and products that will take us to the next level while keeping a clear focus on personal service. He has a passion for – and a proven track record of – developing employees and guiding them through change and growth."
Fairey has 24 years of banking experience, most recently with Regions Bank as the community bank area executive for Georgia. Prior to joining Regions in 2006, he held management positions with Wachovia Bank where he led multiple lines of business, focusing on communicating the bank's strategy and developing teams to execute the defined vision.
"I'm excited to be working with the BrandBank team to take us to the next level," said Fairey. "We want to give customers every reason to bank with us. We intend to introduce products that meet our customers' needs while providing the latest technology for convenience and account access. This vision, combined with local decision-making and our commitment to service, will help continue to establish Brand as the local market leader.
"I believe it is important for community bankers to be involved with local organizations," Fairey added. "I look forward to getting to know our customers and becoming an active member of the Gwinnett County community."
Fairey is a graduate of Georgia State University and earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Global Business from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a native of Augusta where he was actively involved in the community. He is married with two daughters.
BrandBank was chartered as The Brand Banking Co. in 1905, and is the oldest bank in Gwinnett County with total assets of $1.5 billion. The full-service bank is committed to combining authentic personal service with the benefits of modern technology. In addition to operating branches in Lawrenceville, Grayson, Snellville, Flowery Branch, Buford and Duluth, Georgia, BrandBank also has a loan production office in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, and mortgage offices throughout Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Virginia. For more information, visit thebrandbank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender