Liberty Shares, Inc. and The Heritage Bank Hire CFO

Feb 19, 2010, 13:03 ET from Liberty Shares, Inc.

HINESVILLE, Ga., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- James M. Floyd, Jr., President & CEO of Liberty Shares, Inc. and The Heritage Bank announced today that Robert B. "Rob" Briscoe has accepted the new positions of Chief Financial Officer in both companies. He will begin March 8.  

Briscoe served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Savannah Bancorp, Inc. and The Savannah Bank, N.A. from 1990 until June 2008.  Since then, he has been CFO of Dozier Crane & Machinery, Inc. in Pooler, Georgia. Prior to 1990, Briscoe worked in public accounting in Savannah and for eight years with Savannah Bank & Trust Company and its successors.

"Rob has experience in executive management, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, public company financial reporting and the various complexities and responsibilities associated with a public reporting bank holding company.  His public market experience, knowledge and solid track record will be valuable to our management team and our Directors as we navigate through the current economic environment and we enter the next stage of our corporate growth," said Floyd.  

Briscoe commented, "I am excited about the opportunity to join the Liberty Shares, Inc. and The Heritage Bank management teams.  They have a great history, and their client-centered approach to community banking has led to an excellent reputation."  

"I look forward to working with Jim Floyd and his fine team of community bankers in our ongoing mission to be southeast Georgia's financial services leader for our clients, shareholders, and employment team," he added.

Briscoe was raised in Savannah and is a graduate of Auburn University.  He has been a CPA since 1976.  He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the CFO Council of the Institute of Management Accountants in Savannah.  He is also a member of the Armstrong Atlantic State University Economics Department Advisory Council.

Established in 1911, The Heritage Bank is a subsidiary of Liberty Shares, Inc.  Heritage currently operates 32 branches and 47 ATMs in 15 counties in southeast Georgia as well as a brokerage and financial services subsidiary, The Heritage Group. The Heritage Bank may be found on the internet at  


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SOURCE Liberty Shares, Inc.