United Community Banks in Greenville, S.C., has added a former Truist Financial executive to its board.
The $24.2 billion-asset company said in a press release Thursday that George Bell had become a director. Bell recently served as software engineering group head at Truist. He also worked at Truist predecessor BB&T and Bank of America.
Bell “embodies a skillset identified by our Board as essential to the growth of our company and we are honored to welcome him aboard,” Lynn Harton, United Community’s chairman and CEO, said in the release.
“I had the honor of working with George early in our careers and have always been impressed with his intelligence and understanding of the industry,” Harton, who once worked at BB&T, added. “His impeccable track record of leveraging leading technology and enabling customer-centric innovation will be particularly helpful to our team as our business continues to grow across some of the fastest-growing markets in the Southeast.”