John McNair Named President & CEO of Community Bankers Association of Georgia

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

The Community Bankers Association of Georgia announced that John McNair, executive vice president of member relations at the Independent Community Bankers of America in Washington, D.C., was named CBA president and CEO.

McNair was named by Scott Tomlinson, CEO of Flint Community Bank in Albany and 2017-2018 CBA chairman of the board.

He will succeed Rob Braswell, former Georgia Department of Banking & Finance commissioner, who is retiring as CBA president & CEO on Oct. 31.

McNair comes to the CBA after 14 years with ICBA, beginning in September 2004 as a regional calling officer. His charge was to personally engage with community bankers throughout the greater Northeast region. In 2016, he was promoted to executive vice president.

Prior to ICBA, he worked for a variety of firms serving the community banking industry. He and his wife, Lisa, also owned a small business serving community banks and their small business customers.

He graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor of arts in economics. He also holds a master’s degree in human resources management from Wilmington University in Delaware.

The CBA was founded in 1969, by a group of Georgia community bankers, to protect the political interests of locally owned community banks. Representing approximately 150 community banks and over 200 associate member companies, CBA offers services in four distinct areas – political affairs, education, products and services, and networking.