Lynn Harton Joins United Community Banks as COO
United Community Banks (NASDAQ: UCBI) today announced that Lynn Harton has joined United as Chief Operating Officer for both the holding company and its bank subsidiary, United Community Bank. Mr. Harton succeeds Guy Freeman in this position, who retired at the beginning of 2012. Mr. Harton brings 29 years of executive experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining United, he led the successful integration of The South Financial Group (TSFG), following its sale to TD Bank. While at TD Bank, Mr. Harton also served as Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking and Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer. Among his responsibilities was the oversight of all commercial and middle market banking operations from Washington, D.C. to Florida. Prior to TSFG's sale to TD Bank, Mr. Harton served as its President and Chief Executive Officer, Head of Commercial Banking and
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