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
Chairman
Ms. Kimberli D. Wilson
OneSouth Bank
P.O. Box 527
Blakely, GA 39823
(229) 723-3101
Ms. Kimberli D. Wilson
At Large
Mr. John P. Barker, III
First Bank of Pike
P.O. Box 348
Molena, GA 30258-0348
(770) 884-5111
Mr. John P. Barker, III
At Large
Ms. Sofia Marie Bork
Truist Bank
303 Peachtree St
29th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308
706.525.9224
Ms. Sofia Marie Bork
At Large
Mr. R. Ray Chitty
Guardian Bank
P.O. Box 3340
Valdosta, GA 31604-3340
(229) 316-4175
Mr. R. Ray Chitty
At Large
Mr. Matt W. Donaldson
Durden Banking Company, Inc.
PO Box 160
Twin City, GA 30471-0160
(478) 763-2121
Mr. Matt W. Donaldson
At Large
Mr. Richard E. Drews, Jr.
Century Bank of Georgia
P.O. Box 580
Cartersville, GA 30120
(678) 721-2014
Mr. Richard E. Drews, Jr.
At Large
Mr. James L. Flatt
AB&T
P.O. Drawer 71269
Albany, GA 31708-1269
(229) 405-7200
Mr. James L. Flatt
At Large
Mr. William Franklin Griffin, Jr.
Flint Community Bank
P. O. Box 70878
Albany, GA 31708
(229) 903-3355
Mr. William Franklin Griffin, Jr.
At Large
Mr. Charles R. Haley
The Peoples Bank
PO Box 4250
Eatonton, GA 31024-4250
(706) 485-8542
Mr. Charles R. Haley
At Large
Mr. John C. Helmken, II
SouthState Bank
PO Box 188
Savannah, GA 31402-0188
(912) 629-6505
Mr. John C. Helmken, II
At Large
Mr. Jason Isbell
Regions Bank
P.O. Box 431
Montgomery, AL 36101
(334) 240-1354
Mr. Jason Isbell
At Large
Mr. Michael T. Lee
Ameris Bank
3020 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31602
(229) 671-8751 (direct)
Mr. Michael T. Lee
At Large
Mr. Richard J. Mahler
JPMorgan Chase & Company
113 East College Avenue
Floor 02
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 728-4047
Mr. Richard J. Mahler
At Large
Mr. Daniel R. Minick
The Citizens Bank of Americus
P.O. Box 1128
Americus, GA 31709
(229) 928-6479
Mr. Daniel R. Minick
At Large
Mr. E. J. Vann, IV
Planters and Citizens Bank
P.O. Box 449
Camilla, GA 31730-0449
(229) 336-1079
Mr. E. J. Vann, IV
At Large
Mr. David K. Voyles
Pinnacle Bank
P.O. Box 430
Elberton, GA 30635
(706) 425-2264
Mr. David K. Voyles
At Large
Mr. William S. Wade
River City Bank
2105 Blue Ridge Suite A
Blairsville, GA 30512
(706) 236-2123
Mr. William S. Wade
At Large
Mr. James E. Wilson
Renasant Bank
721 N Westover Blvd
Albany, GA 31707-1401
(229) 878-2080
Mr. James E. Wilson
At Large
Ms. Lauren A. Woodruff
Bank of America
101 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28255
(704) 572-9838
Ms. Lauren A. Woodruff
Leadership GBA Representative
Mr. Thomas Kelly Smith
First National Bank of Griffin
P.O. Drawer F
Griffin, GA 30224-0045
(678) 510-5105
Mr. Thomas Kelly Smith