Walker Pharmacy & Gifts, Inc. announced that Charles R. ("Bo") Fennell, Jr., a seasoned financial executive, has joined the company's leadership team as chief financial officer.
Born in Waycross, Ga., Fennell is the son of Bob and Emily Fennell, and has lived in Statesboro since he was 5. He graduated Statesboro High in 1987 with honors and graduated from Georgia Southern in 1992 with a BB in public accounting.
While at Georgia Southern, Bo was a member of the golf team, team captain during 1990-1991, and was an All-American in 1990. After college, he played professional golf until 1995.
Fennell brings extensive experience in management and accounting to Walker Pharmacy. Before joining Walker, he served as chief operating officer of First Southern Bancorp and First Southern Bank in Statesboro. From 1996 until 2001 he was with Eagle Bank and Trust, where he served as chief financial officer.
"Bo's impressive background in finance makes him a great fit for his new role," said Lindsay Walker, who owns Walker Pharmacy with his wife Devra. "We welcome him to our team and look forward to his contributions in the financial and contractual management of Walker Pharmacy & Gifts, Inc."
"I'm excited to join the team at Walker Pharmacy & Gifts," Fennell said. "Their reputation for service is well known in the community and their staff is committed to making 2012 the best year yet. I look forward to taking the next steps forward in growth and service with them."
Fennell is actively engaged in his community having worked with the Community Bankers Association Leadership Division, United Way, Relay for Life, Leadership Bulloc, and most recently with Leadership Georgia.
He also is active at First Baptist Church where he sings in the choir, teaches 7th-8th grade boys Sunday school and holds the position of church treasurer.
Fennell and his wife, Keely NeSmith Fennell have a daughter Powell, 15, and son Charlie, 13.