Public Affairs Committee

The Public Affairs Committee makes policy recommendations to the GBA board of directors on legislative and regulatory issues and suggests specific legislation the association should have introduced in both the Georgia General Assembly and the U.S. Congress.  The committee coordinates the Contact Banker Program; participates as hosts at the annual GBA Legislative Reception held in honor of the General Assembly; and attends the annual Washington Legislative Visit. Members of the committee also serve on the BankPAC teams for their respective GBA groups. The GBA chairman-elect automatically chairs the committee.
Contact Label
Group 1
Mr. John C. Helmken, II
South State Bank
P.O. Box 188
Savannah, GA 31402-0188
(912) 629-6486
Group 2
Mr. E. J. Vann, IV
Planters and Citizens Bank
P.O. Box 449
Camilla, GA 31730-0449
(229) 336-1079
Group 3
Mr. Richard A. Whaley
The Citizens Bank of Americus
P.O. Box 1128
Americus, GA 31709
(229) 928-6475
Group 4
Mr. John P. Barker, III
First Bank of Pike
P.O. Box 348
Molena, GA 30258-0348
(770) 884-5111
Group 5
Mr. Kirby A. Thompson
SunTrust Bank
1155 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 900
MC 041
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 588-8710
Group 6
Mr. Charles R. Haley
The Peoples Bank
PO Box 4250
Eatonton, GA 31024-4250
(706) 485-8542
Group 7
Mr. Ford Thigpen
WestSide Bank
P.O. Box 1810
Hiram, GA 30141-1740
(770) 445-1855
Group 9
Mr. William S. Wade
Southern Bank & Trust
81 Crown Mountain Place A100
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(678) 776-5395
Group 10
Mr. Charles E. Williams
First American Bank & Trust Company
PO Box 206
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 354-5093
At Large
Mr. Remer Y. Brinson, III
State Bank & Trust Company
3527 Wheeler Road
Augusta, GA 30909
(706) 729-7904
At Large
Mr. William Franklin Griffin, Jr.
Flint Community Bank
P. O. Box 70878
Albany, GA 31708
(229) 903-3355
At Large
Mr. Christopher S. Jenkins
Wells Fargo & Company
150 South Monroe Street
Suite 305
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 661-2702
At Large
Mr. Steven Walker Jordan, Jr.
Bank of Monticello
P.O. Box 29
Monticello, GA 31064-0029
(706) 468-6418
At Large
Mr. Richard J. Mahler
JPMorgan Chase & Company
113 East College Avenue
Floor 02
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 728-4047
At Large
Ms. Meredith F. Malcom
Athens First Bank & Trust
140 East Washington Street
Monroe, GA 30655-0728
(770) 207-7070
At Large
Mr. G. Mike Odom
Citizens Bank & Trust Company
P.O. Box 339
Eastman, GA 31023-0339
(478) 374-4754
At Large
Mr. Jeff Rabren
Regions Bank
1900 Fifth Avenue North
6th. Floor
Birmingham, AL 35203
205-210-6218
At Large
Mr. Thomas Ruebel
Fifth Third Bank
21 E. State Street, 8th Floor
MD46838C
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 499-1261
At Large
Mr. David K. Voyles
Pinnacle Bank
884 Elbert Street
Elberton, GA 30635
(706) 425-2264
At Large
Mr. Bradford L. Watkins
State Bank & Trust Company
3399 Peachtree Road, NE
Suite 1900
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 266-4511
At Large
Ms. Kelly Whitley
Bank of America
VA2-300-11-70
1111 E. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23219
(571) 249-0084
At Large
Mr. Glenn Pait Willis, Jr.
South Georgia Banking Company
P.O. Box 1505
Tifton, GA 31793
(229) 382-4211
At Large
Mr. James E. Wilson
Renasant Bank
721 N Westover Blvd
Albany, GA 31707-1401
(229) 878-2080
Associate Member Representative
Mr. Kimani S. Little
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 1050
Washington, DC 20004-1720
(202) 638-3091