Our employees are the most important asset at Exchange Bank. We are proud of the accomplishments of all of our employees, at work and throughout the community. We pride ourselves in being one of the premier employers in all of our markets. Our employees provide exceptional customer service each and every time. You can count on that!


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Laura
Missy and Miranda
Jonathan and Donna
Cindy and Jessica
Chris and Barbara

April 7, 2020

Thankful Tuesday @ Exchange Bank today was to recognize our Branch Managers and Supervisors for their leadership during these uncertain times. Thank you for your determination to ensure your staff is prepared to tackle the day and your reassurance of how important they are in serving our customers on the front line.

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell.

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March 31, 2020

We have employees on the front line every day providing essential financial services with a big smile and a positive attitude. We are not closed and are here every day to process your payments, deposits, cash your checks and ensure that you have access to your money. Our tellers are handling paper money, coins and documents all day long and are at risk just like other professions on the front line. We want to tell the world how much we appreciate our tellers, vault custodians and customer service representatives, and we hope you’ll do the same the next time you pull up to one of our drive-thru locations in Milledgeville, Gray and Lake Oconee.

Eric Johansen

Eric Johansen, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Exchange Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, John Childs, Jr., is pleased to announce that Eric Johansen has been promoted to fulfill the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Eric graduated in 1982 from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Eric began his career as an Accountant and Controller from 1984 to 1991 with the Williams Bridge Company (highway contracting company) and Rhone Merieux (animal vaccine manufacturer). From 1991 to 2004, he held the position of Vice President and Controller of First American Bank and Trust in Athens, Georgia. From December 2004 to April 2019, he held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First Madison Bank & Trust. Eric was involved in the merger between First Madison Bank and United Community Bank, where he was named the Senior Vice President and Regional Branch Manager. He is also a graduate of GBA Internal Audit School, GBA Banking School and Commercial Lending School.

Congratulations to Eric Johansen!

Service Awards

2/26/2020

Nancy Chambers -New Horizons Director, John Childs – President and CEO

Nancy Chambers was honored at a recent employee meeting for 15 years of service to Exchange Bank. Your loyalty and dedication to the bank and our New Horizons Travel Club is truly appreciated! Congratulations Nancy Chambers!

(l to r: Nancy Chambers – New Horizons Director, John Childs – President and CEO)

John Childs, Jr., Terry Kennedy, Bobbie Herring, Casey Washburn and Eric Johansen

Bobbie Herring was honored at our monthly employee meeting for 35 years of service to Exchange Bank. We truly appreciate Bobbie's hard work, loyalty and dedication all these years. Congratulations Bobbie on achieving this important milestone in your career!

(l to r: John Childs, Jr. President and CEO - Terry Kennedy, Sr. Vice President- Human Resources and Business Development - Bobbie Herring, Executive Administrative Assistant - Casey Washburn, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, Eric Johansen, Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer)

Anna Cheves and John Childs, Jr.
(l to r: Anna Cheves and John Childs, Jr., President and CEO)

Anna Cheves received her 5-year service award at a recent employee meeting for her loyalty and dedication to Exchange Bank. Anna currently works as a teller in our Jones County Office. Congratulations Anna!

Tricia Jones (20 Years)
(l to r: Missy Swicord, Tricia Jones, Billy Allen and John Childs)

Tricia Jones was honored and recognized at a recent employee meeting for her loyalty and dedication to Exchange Bank these past 20 years. Congratulations Tricia!

Congratulations to Virginia Pomazal (40 years of service)

Congratulations to Jessica Elliott (Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager)

Exchange Bank Board of Directors and Henry Pope, Jr. President and CEO, are pleased to announce the recent promotion of Jessica Elliott Assistant Vice President - Branch Manager - Main Office. Jessica graduated from Georgia College and State University in 2015 with a BBA in Management and then began her employment with Exchange Bank holding numerous positions, including Customer Service, Loan Administration, Operation Officer, BSA, Deposit Compliance and Security Officer.

Congratulations to Virginia Pomazal (40 years of service)

Congratulations to Virginia Pomazal (40 years of service.)

Virginia Pomazal began her career at Exchange Bank on April 23, 1979 as a teller and worked her way through the ranks to her current position as Vice President – Data Processing. We want to congratulate Virginia on this important milestone in her life and sincerely say Thank You for her loyalty, commitment, dedication and hard work these past 40 years.

Congratulations to Tina Gilmore (5 years of service)

Congratulations to Tina Gilmore (5 years of service).

Casey Washburn, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

Casey Washburn, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

Exchange Bank President and Chief Executive Office, John Childs, Jr., is pleased to announce that Casey Washburn has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer.  Casey graduated from Georgia Southern University with a BBA in Finance in May of 2000 and is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.  He began his career with Steve H. Powell & Company in Statesboro, GA as a Financial Institution Specialist performing asset quality reviews for community banks in Georgia and neighboring states.  In 2004 he became Partner and Associate Broker of Washburn & Associates, a commercial real estate brokerage firm.  He joined Exchange Bank in November of 2008 as the Loan Review and Loan Compliance Officer.  He was promoted to Assistant Vice President & Controller in February of 2010 then to Vice President and Controller in June of 2011.  In January of 2014, he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer and then named Head of Operations in January of 2015.  Congratulations to Casey Washburn!

United Way 2019

Exchange Bank raised over $11,000 to help benefit United Way of Central GA’s partner agencies. Through our generosity Exchange Bank was named #47 most generous workplaces out of 100 listings.

In recognition of our local First Responders, Exchange Bank would like to say Thank You!

We salute and support you who bravely risk your lives every day to protect our families in Baldwin and surrounding Counties.

We APPRECIATE you! You are our local Heroes!

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First responders holding bags and chips

Exchange bank employees

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First responders and bank employees

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People eating and socializing

First responders eating at a table

First responders eating at table

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched by the International network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse in the World health Organization at the United nations. The purpose of communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. WE CARE @ EXCHANGE BANK. Member FDIC

Exchange Bank was honored to participate in GMC’s Fall 2018 New Student Orientation.  We want to welcome all new students to our community and welcome back our returning students.  We wish each and every one of you much success on your educational journey and beyond.  Let us help you get started on your financial journey as well.

New Student Orientation