The Glennville Bank plans to open its Statesboro bank and loan production office on Thursday at 203 Savannah Avenue.
The bank will be managed by an experienced team of bankers, including John W. Lane, who will be market president, Carolyn B. Ethridge, vice president, and Jennifer M. Wynn, assistant vice president.
Lane, a life-long resident of Bulloch County, brings more than 22 years of commercial banking experience to the Glennville Bank team.
"John's extensive financial experience and leadership skills made him the perfect candidate to serve as our Statesboro market president," said Tracy M. Durrence, Glennville Bank president/CEO.
"The opportunity to join a successful community bank team and a growing company is very exciting," Lane said. "I am honored to be a part of such a strong organization known for its long history of providing a high level of client service. As a community banker, my primary focus has been to provide financial solutions to my clients and building long term relationships. I am looking forward to continuing to meet the financial needs of the individuals and businesses in Statesboro and Bulloch County."
Lane is a 1993 graduate of Georgia Southern University and is the former Statesboro market president for BB&T. He is a graduate of the Georgia Banking School and Leadership Bulloch, a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, and currently is a member of the Rotary Club of Statesboro, the Georgia Southern University Foundation Board of Trustees, and the Hospital Authority of Bulloch County. John, his wife, Simone Sikes Lane and their children, Brittany, John Daniel and Speer attend the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.
Ethridge has more than 29 years of banking experience, including several years of commercial lending and business development. She is the former Statesboro market leader for BB&T. Ethridge is a graduate of the Georgia Banking School, the Southeastern School of Commercial Lending, Southeast Leadership Georgia, Leadership Bulloch, and Leadership Glynn.
She is extremely involved in the community serving as a Bulloch County Commissioner and a member of the Coastal Area District Development Authority Board. Ethridge is also a member and past president of the Downtown Statesboro Rotary Club. Carolyn, her husband Michael, and their children, Kasey, Sam, and Jim Kopotic attends Connections Church of Statesboro.
Wynn, a 2003 graduate of Georgia Southern University, has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry serving in lending and other management roles. She is the former business services assistant at BB&T and a graduate of the Georgia Banking School and Leadership Bulloch. Wynn is a past member of the Professional Women of Statesboro and the Exchange Club. She currently serves on several Bulloch Academy PTA fundraising committees. Wynn, her husband Jacob, and their children, Tyler and Hannah attends Metter Holy Church of God.
"We are very excited about offering our existing customers an additional service point while providing our new Statesboro clients a quality community bank team," Durrence said. "We look forward to this opportunity."
Glennville Bank, a state-chartered financial institution formed in 1905, is a FDIC Member bank headquartered in Glennville, Ga., with approximately $210 million in assets and $24 million in equity capital. In addition to Statesboro Bank, Glennville Bank has other divisions located in Claxton (Tippins Bank), Reidsville (Reidsville Bank), and Ludowici, (Ludowici Bank). Customers of any of the Glennville Banks has access to the financial services provided at every location.