Rome, GA, March 18, 2019 – – River City Bank announced today that Jamie Tallent has been named the President and CEO of the bank and its parent company, RCB Financial Corporation (collectively, the “Company”). Tallent succeeds Roger Smith who retired February 28, 2019.
As President and CEO, Tallent will be responsible for strategic direction and operational performance of the Company. “River City Bank is uniquely positioned with Jamie as President and CEO to leverage our strong balance sheet and efficient operations into a top performing bank in Rome and across the state” according to C. King Askew, Chairman of the Board. “The bank is still young, having opened in 2006 and successfully navigated the economic downturn and recession. Our Board and team members have worked extremely hard to ensure we built and maintained a solid foundation for a successful community bank through a difficult time. Now we look forward to the future.”
According to Askew, “Jamie Tallent is a proven senior banking professional with 24 years of experience working in the financial services industry. Our Board is extremely excited to bring Jamie to River City Bank. We are a community bank with a lot of potential. Our officers, staff and shareholders will immediately benefit from Jamie’s leadership.”
Earlier today, Tallent communicated a strong desire to work hand in hand with the Board and staff to continue to build what will become River City Bank. “Our story is still being written. This is an exciting time at River City Bank. I am deeply appreciative of the trust and confidence the Board of Directors have placed in me. We have an outstanding team in place, and I look forward to working with the Board and all the employees to achieve the bank’s strategic initiatives. Banking is a people and relationship business and we value that here at River City Bank, therefore, we will continue to be keenly focused on delivering exceptional customer service. I am honored to be joining this team and I firmly believe our best days are ahead of us.”
Tallent has deep roots in Georgia banking communities, having served in high level positions with several banks, including Fidelity Southern where he served as Senior Vice President/Region Commercial Executive and United Community Bank where he served as a Market President for Gilmer and Pickens Counties. Tallent has served in numerous civic leadership roles throughout his career, entrenching himself in the community, while also focusing on the banking industry by holding seats with the Leadership Division Board of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia and the Georgia Bankers Association PAC Board.
Tallent is a graduate of Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business and Economics with a BBA in Accounting and Finance. He lives in Rome and has 2 daughters.