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
Chair
Mr. Spencer N. Mullis
Morris Bank
P.O. Box 520
Dublin, GA 31040-0520
(478) 272-5202
Mr. Spencer N. Mullis
Vice Chairman
Mr. James L. Flatt
AB&T
P.O. Drawer 71269
Albany, GA 31707-1269
(229) 405-7200
Mr. James L. Flatt
Group 1
Mr. John C. Helmken, II
South State Bank
PO Box 188
Savannah, GA 31402-0188
(912) 629-6505
Mr. John C. Helmken, II
Group 2
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
Group 3
Mr. Neil Kinnebrew
Synovus Financial Corp.
P.O. Box 120
Columbus, GA 31902-0120
(404) 272-2120
 
Group 4
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
Group 5
Mr. Kirby A. Thompson
SunTrust Bank
1155 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 300
MC 041
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 815-0724
Mr. Kirby A. Thompson
Group 6
Mr. Charles R. Haley
The Peoples Bank
PO Box 4250
Eatonton, GA 31024-4250
(706) 485-8542
Mr. Charles R. Haley
Group 7
Mr. Richard E. Drews, Jr.
Century Bank of Georgia
P.O. Box 580
Cartersville, GA 30120
(678) 721-2014
Mr. Richard E. Drews, Jr.
Group 8
Mr. R. Ray Chitty
Guardian Bank
P.O. Box 3340
Valdosta, GA 31604-3340
(229) 316-4175
Mr. R. Ray Chitty
Group 9
Mr. William S. Wade
Southern Bank & Trust
81 Crown Mountain Place A100
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(678) 776-5395
Mr. William S. Wade
Group 10
Mr. David K. Voyles
Pinnacle Bank
884 Elbert Street
Elberton, GA 30635
(706) 425-2264
Mr. David K. Voyles
At Large
Ms. Aprill Blanco
Wells Fargo
171 17th St., N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30363
(404) 214-3811
Ms. Aprill Blanco
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. Thomas F. Lamb, Jr.
PNC Financial Services Group
249 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-762-7558
 
At Large
Mr. Michael T. Lee
Ameris Bank
3140 Inner Perimeter Road
Valdosta, GA 31602
(229) 671-8751 (direct)
Mr. Michael T. Lee
At Large
Mr. Ramon Looby
Bank of America
1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 870-3788
Mr. Ramon Looby
At Large
Mr. Richard J. Mahler
JPMorgan Chase & Company
113 East College Avenue
Floor 02
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 728-4047
 
At Large
Mr. Jeff Rabren
Regions Bank
1900 Fifth Avenue North
6th. Floor
Birmingham, AL 35203
205-210-6218
 
At Large
Mr. James E. Wilson
Renasant Bank
721 N Westover Blvd
Albany, GA 31707-1401
(229) 878-2080
Mr. James E. Wilson