At it's core, GBA is a member-driven, community of bankers and banking-industry professionals.
Each year, more than 300 career bankers, attorneys and professionals supporting the banking industry participate in boards, committees and other GBA volunteer activities. We have volunteers from banks of all sizes and from every corner of the state.
GBA operates at the direction of its 23-member board of directors, which includes bankers that represent GBA’s 10 geographic regions, members at-large and associate members
We have 18 banker-led boards and volunteer committees that provide guidance on a variety of issues and topics. See the lists at right for details about each.
Bankers are solicited to volunteer themselves and/or another banker to serve on a committee. The incoming GBA chairman then makes appointments. The terms are staggered, so half the committee members will be appointed each year. Committee members are appointed to ensure a diversity of bank size and geographic representation.
Benefits of being a GBA Board or Committee Member
Committee Member Responsibilities
- Remain up-to-date on current banking topics.
- Meet colleagues in your specialty with whom you can share ideas.
- Gain valuable experience serving on an industry committee.
- Help ensure that the GBA provides the most current educational programs, products and services for Georgia bankers.
- Attend committee meetings; most committees meet twice a year.
- Represent the thinking of other bankers.
- Attend educational programs sponsored by your committee and support other committee activities.
- Recommend educational issues to the GBA staff which might be disseminated to the general membership.
- Recommend legislative initiatives to improve the banking system.