Wednesday, July 4, 2001

Heritage Bank hires banking veteran as vice president

Heritage Bank has hired Carol Johnson to serve as vice president and her responsibilities include business development officer and commercial lender.

Johnson, a Fayette County resident with over 27 years of banking experience, has an extensive background in bank administration, including small business lending.

Johnson recently served as vice president and business banker with BB&T. In 1993 she joined Jack Bowdoin, Heritage Bank Fayette County president, at Citizens Bank & Trust as branch manager. The bank was later known as First Citizens Bank and was acquired by BB&T in July 2000.

"Carol Johnson is a team player and civic leader who will complement our position as a local bank with strong ties to the community," commented Bowdoin.

"Heritage Bank is proud to welcome Carol to our management team," he added.

Johnson began her banking career with Georgia Federal Bank in 1974 as a loan assistant in the bank's Mortgage Loan Administration Department. She later served as an administrative assistant for the South Metro District, and as branch manger of the bank's Riverdale Branch from 1984 to 1991.

She was promoted to vice president in 1986.

An Atlanta native, Johnson attended Clayton College & State University.

She is a former instructor for the Institute of Financial Education, an educational organization for bankers.

Throughout her career, Johnson has found time to serve her community. She currently serves as an Advisory Board member of the United Way of Fayette County, member of the Transportation Committee with the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, and participant in Partners in Education.

Johnson has been a member of the Fayetteville Rotary Club since 1988 and has dedicated herself to the ideals of Rotary, and her profession. She served as the 1994-95 club president. She is a Paul Harris Fellow and a Will Watt Fellow and currently serves on District 6900 Annual Giving Committee. She has been honored as Rotarian of the Year.

Johnson lives in Fayetteville. She has two children, Brent and Lauren.

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