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Georgia Bankers Association lines up next CEO

The Georgia Bankers Association will soon have a new CEO.

The association said in a press release that Tripp Cofield will succeed the retiring Joe Brannen on July 15.

Cofield is president and CEO of the association’s affiliates GBA Insurance Trust, Paragon Benefits and GBA Retirement Services. He will join the association’s board in conjunction with his appointment.

Cofield’s “thoughtful and intelligent approach to solving complex problems, complemented by his engaging leadership style and years of experience focusing on state and federal legislative and regulatory policy, makes him the right leader for the association,” Rhodes McLanahan, the association’s chairman and CEO of First American Bank and Trust, said in the release.

“I’m excited about the future of our industry and our association and confident Tripp and the GBA team will successfully lead us forward,” McLanahan added.

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