Billy Johnson Named Executive Vice President of SunMark Bank
Billy Johnson has been named Executive Vice President with SunMark Bank. Prior to serving in this position, Billy worked with SunMark as a Senior Lender and Vice President. He will continue his role as Peach County Market President. As Executive Vice President, Billy will serve directly under CEO Brad Collins to assist with strategic decision making and support the overall growth of the company by identifying key markets and people. This news is announced one month after the retirement of recent SunMark President and CEO, Gary McLure.
Billy Johnson has accumulated 27 years of banking experience over his career. He worked as a lender with First Republic Bank in Monroe, Louisiana before moving to the Middle Georgia area to work with Synovus. In 2017, Johnson joined the SunMark team as Peach County Market President. Under his leadership SunMark has become a major lender in the area and provider of general banking needs for many county residents.
Brad Collins, President and CEO, SunMark, spoke confidently about the decision, “Billy has an impeccable banking and lending record and has been a huge resource of knowledge for us all. He has been a key player in generating business for the bank since he began working with SunMark in 2017. I look forward to having Billy more involved in helping create and enact a strategic vison for the bank that allows us to thrive for many more years to come.”
“Billy Johnson is a great banker and an even better man.” stated Gary McLure, recently retired President and CEO of SunMark Community Bank and SunMark Bancshares, Inc. “As soon as Billy came on board, I knew he was going to help take SunMark to the next level. He always goes the extra mile for his customers and has the knowledge and experience to get the job done right. As SunMark continues to grow, expanding our leadership team will ensure that our commitment to provide superior service to our customers remains the same.”
Billy Johnson resides in Macon, Georgia with his wife Lindsey and three children: Riley, Gabe, and JP. Lindsey is a teacher at Covenant Academy. Billy is currently attending LSU’s Graduate School of Banking Program. In Billy’s spare time he enjoys cheering on his kids at sporting events, playing tennis, and his new hobby, metal detecting.
About SunMark Community Bank:
Founded in 1949, SunMark Community Bank is headquartered in Perry, Georgia and serves the Middle Georgia community from 7 locations in Houston, Pulaski, and Peach County. Follow us on Facebook @SunMarkCommunityBank and Instagram @SunMark_Bank to stay updated on all things SunMark!