United Bank Promotes Scott Swafford to President/COO


From Special Reports

United Bank’s Board of Directors has announced the promotion of Scott W. Swafford as President and Chief Operating Officer. The board approved the promotion in its April 11th meeting along with other annual officer promotions.

Swafford joined United Bank in 1997 as a lender in the bank’s Griffin division. In his 26 years with the Company, he has held numerous leadership roles, including Senior Lender, Division President, Director of Special Assets, Chief Credit Officer and since 2016, Chief Operating Officer.

“We are excited to add the title of President to Scott’s current role as Chief Operating Officer. It is an honored achievement, recognizing his impactful leadership throughout his tenure with United Bank,” commented John Edwards, Chairman of United Bank. “Scott has a reputation as a solid, thoughtful visionary and is responsible for leading us through much of the Bank’s growth and evolution over the last fifteen years.”

Scott is a graduate of Edison Community College and Columbus State University. He is also a graduate of the University of Georgia Banking School and the University of Oklahoma National Commercial Lending School. He is a graduate and member of Leadership Georgia and is an active member of the Georgia Banking Association, currently serving as a Director of the GBA Banking School. Scott has held numerous roles on non-profit boards and local committees in the United Bank footprint.

Scott and his wife, Cheryth, live in Forsyth and have two daughters, Sarah and Alexis. Alexis and her husband, Will Daniel, are the parents of the Swafford’s first grandson, Liam, and are expecting another child later this year. The Swaffords are members of Ingleside Baptist Church in Macon.

United Bank is a closely held Georgia community bank chartered in 1905, with $2.3 billion in assets. Their eighteen bank offices serve eleven counties in the southern crescent footprint beneath metro Atlanta, spanning from Newnan to Madison, and as far south as Thomaston and Forsyth. Visit accessunited.com to learn more.

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