Left to right: Jane Justice, Sandy Arrington, Lynne Irvin, Mika Cauthen, Helen Willis and Donna Watson.

Left to right: Jane Justice, Sandy Arrington, Lynne Irvin, Mika Cauthen, Helen Willis and Donna Watson.

TIFTON — South Georgia Banking Company recently announced staff advancements at its Tifton location, according to a press release.

“Without question, our team is the key element to ensuring customers receive superior, authentic service at our bank,” said Glenn Willis, president and CEO of South Georgia Banking Company, according to the release. “These advancements not only recognize employees who have accepted new responsibilities, but also to ensure we have the best people leading our bank in all positions.”

Staff advancements in Tifton include:

• Sandy Arrington – senior vice president.

• Donna Watson – senior vice president.

• Helen Willis – senior vice president.

• Lynne Irvin – vice president.

• Jane Justice – vice president, branch manager – Omega.

• Mika Cauthen – assistant vice president.

Arrington’s expertise lies in loan operations, and she’s been working in the industry for 33 years. Her professional goal is to centralize loan production. Customer service and dedication to her clients have provided an incredible foundation for Sandy’s impressive career so far, the release states.

Prior to being named senior vice president, Watson has served as a director of operations and has expertise in compliance, reading and interpreting laws & regulations, and mortgage lending. She has been working in banking since the summer after she graduated high school, and that position served to fuel her passion for banking and customer service that remains today, the release states.

Willis, new senior vice president in Tifton, has significant experience in banking as both a vice-president-controller and internal auditor. She began working for SGBC in 2004 and is looking forward to continuing to provide management and board members with timely informational reports and to explore opportunities to increase the efficiency of the bank as a whole, the release states.

Irvin’s new position as vice president in Tifton comes after many years as a loan administrative assistant and credit analyst. She has expertise in residential real estate lending, related compliance and general lending procedures. With years of banking experience, Lynne is looking forward to helping customers achieve their financial goals with the utmost in customer service, the release states.

As a former mortgage lender, credit analyst and CSR, Justice is more than prepared for her new role as vice president and branch manager in Omega, the release states. Her expertise lies in consumer lending, and commercial and mortgage lending. As an assistant branch manager, she hopes to continue assisting customers in achieving their dreams, whether it be home ownership or starting their own business, according to the release.

Before being named as assistant vice president, Cauthen served as an executive assistant with a special professional interest in research. She has also worked as a customer service representative, loan processor and in loan operations. She hopes to grow within this new assistant VP position and to continue to grow her knowledge in all aspects of loan documentation and processing, the release states.

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