Kenny Roberts is now vice president, commercial lender at LaGrange Banking Co. in Columbus

April 26, 2014 

Kenny Roberts has joined LaGrange Banking Co. in Columbus as vice president and commercial lender.

The LaGrange, Ga.-based bank opened its 2921 Airport Thruway location two months ago.

Roberts is a Phenix City native with 43 years of experience in the banking industry, focusing the last 17 years on commercial, real estate and construction loans.

A graduate of Auburn University (bachelor's degree in finance) and Troy University (master's degree in business administration), he also attended the School for Bank Administration at the University of Wisconsin and holds a certificate in community bank administration.

The bank also said Lori Harris has joined the Columbus staff as commercial risk manager. She resides in Buena Vista, Ga.

Wells Fargo promotes Ken Couture, Jon Hemmings to executive positions

Wells Fargo Advisors in Columbus has promoted two of its local staffers from the position of financial adviser.

Ken Couture becomes senior vice president -- investments. He has 14 years of experience in the financial services industry, all of it with Wells Fargo. He holds a bachelor's degree in business and management from the University of Maryland and an master's degree in business administration from National University.

Jon Hemmings becomes vice president -- investments. He has nine years of experience in the financial services industry, more than three years of that with Wells Fargo. He holds a bachelor's degree in financial management from Clemson University.

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