John Mitchell, senior vice president with Columbus Bank and Trust Co., has been elected chairman of the Association of Military Banks of America.
A retired U.S. Army colonel and former garrison commander at Fort Benning, Mitchell has been with CB&T nearly a decade.
The Association of Military Banks of America, which elected Mitchell at its recent meeting in San Diego, is a non-profit group focusing on financial institutions that do business with military personnel on and off bases and posts. It was founded in 1959.
Andrew Egeland Jr., president and chief executive officer of the AMBA, praised Mitchell, calling him “an effective and experienced leader.”
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Mitchell said the position is truly an honor for him.
“Our company is pleased to be a part of an organization dedicated to supporting banks serving our nation’s military men and women and their families,” he said today in a statement. “We understand the importance of financial security to the overall quality of their lives.”
CB&T is a division of Synovus Bank, a regional banking firm headquartered in Columbus.
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