- Jim Edwards
- United Bank, Griffin, Georgia
Jim Edwards is CEO of United Bank, a $2.1 billion community bank operating 18 locations in 11 contiguous central Georgia counties. The bank traces its roots back to the founding of The Bank of Zebulon over 110 years ago, and Edwards is proud to be part of the third generation of his family to run the company. In addition to traditional banking services, United Bank also operates mortgage and wealth management lines of business. Edwards has been actively involved in the banking industry at both the state and national level over the past 25 years. In addition to serving as chairman of the American Bankers Association (ABA), he currently serves as vice-chairman of the American Bankers Mutual Insurance Company. He previously chaired ABA’s Community Bankers Council in 2016. He also served as chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association in 2013 and was chair of its leadership section in 2000. He is a former member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s (FDIC's) Community Bank Advisory Committee. He received his bachelor’s degree from Emory University, his MBA from the University of Virginia, and is a graduate of ABA’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
Edwards is committed to helping build the communities United Bank serves. He is vice-chairman of Upson Regional Medical Center and is a member of Emory University’s Board of Visitors. He is a past chairman of the Gordon State College Foundation, the Thomaston/Upson Chamber of Commerce and the Thomaston/Upson Development Authority.