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This profile was last updated on 11/17/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Mr. Ron Francis

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Arts , Sociology
    Eckerd College
  • MBA , Finance
    Georgia State University
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Directors – First Landmark Bank, 17 Nov 2014 [cached]
Ronald H. Francis, Chairman of the Board. r. Francis has over 45 years' experience in banking. From 2008 until 2011 he served as First Landmark Bank's President and Chief Executive Officer. In 2011 he became Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and in 2013 he became Executive Chairman. Upon his retirement from banking in March 014, he became non-executive Chairman. Previously, Mr. Francis served as Vice Chairman of Bank of North Georgia from 2004 until 2006. From 1989 until 2004, Mr. Francis served as President and CEO of Charter Bank & Trust Co. and from 1994 until 1999 he served as President ad Chief Financial Officer of Charter Bank & Trust's holding company Merit Holding Corporation. Merit Holding Company was acquired by Synovus in 1999, and Charter Bank merged with Bank of North Georgia, another Synovus affiliate, in 2004. Mr. Francis has a long history of community involvement. He serves as Chairman of United Arts of Cobb, Inc. He is a member of the Marietta Country Club and Burlingame Country Club.
MAACC Leadership, 14 Feb 2014 [cached]
Ron Francis President and CEO First Landmark Bank
Latest News – First Landmark Bank, 31 Jan 2013 [cached]
Board Names Francis Chairman; DeWitt CEO April 18, 2013
On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, the Board of Directors of First Landmark Bank continued its succession plan begun in August 2011 by electing Ronald H. Francis to the position of Chairman of the Board and adding Chief Executive Officer to the title of President Terrence Y. DeWitt.
Mr. Moore stated, "In planning First Landmark Bank, Ron Francis and I discussed the timeline for when he would devote his time to the Bank's strategic direction and less time to the day-to-day operations.
Mr. DeWitt serves with bank Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer Terri Bunten Guthrie and Chairman Francis to comprise the Executive Management of First Landmark Bank.
"The Board and I commend the Bank's staff for their exceptional service since our 2008 opening," said bank Vice Chairman and CEO Ron Francis.
First Landmark Bank - Marietta, GA, 2 Nov 2010 [cached]
Ronald H. Francis, President and CEO 770-799-5661
Ronald H. Francis, President and CEO First Landmark Bank
Ronald H. Francis, President and CEO . r. Francis serves as President and CEO of First Landmark Bank. He entered the banking industry in 1969 as a management associate with Trust Company Bank of Atlanta (SunTrust) and rose to the head of the credit department within one year. Following five years at SunTrust, Mr. Francis joined the former First Bank & Trust Co. in Cobb County as Executive Vice President, where he served for nine years. In 1983 Mr. Francis was an organizing Director, President and CEO of The Chattahoochee Bank and later Vice Chairman of Chattahoochee Bancorp, serving the organization for 6 years. In 1989 Mr. Francis joined Charter Bank & Trust Co. during its inaugural year and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer for fifteen years.
In 1994 Charter Bank and Mountain National Bank, headquartered in Tucker, Georgia, formed Merit Holding Corporation and preserved their charters to operate as two separate banks under a common bank holding company. Mr. Francis served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Merit. In 1999 Synovus Financial Corp., headquartered in Columbus, Georgia, acquired Merit, dissolved the holding company, and added Charter Bank and Mountain National Bank to its network of affiliate banks.
During his fifteen years at Charter Bank, Mr. Francis and the bank were often recognized for their commitment to service to both clients and community. In 2002 Georgia Trend and the Cobb Chamber of Commerce presented Mr. Francis its annual Business Community Service Award.
Also, in 1997-98 Francis had the distinct pleasure of serving his professional peers and industry as Chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association.
In 2004, Mountain National Bank and Charter Bank joined Synovus affiliate Bank of North Georgia to form one bank under the Bank of North Georgia name, and Francis served as the bank's Vice Chairman until 2006.
Mr. Francis graduated from Eckerd College in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. He later received his MBA in Finance from Georgia State University in 1972.
Mr. Francis has a long history of community involvement. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Marietta Redevelopment Corporation; as a Trustee of Kennesaw State University Foundation; as a Trustee of Eckerd College; and is on the board of the Cobb Community Foundation. He also serves on the board of the Marietta Schools Foundation and the Georgia Council on Economic Education; He is a member of the Chairman's Club of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, the Marietta Country Club and Burlingame Country Club.
A Marietta resident since 1969, Mr. Francis is also a member of the Marietta Kiwanis Club and the Leadership Cobb and Leadership Georgia alumni associations. He has served on numerous community committees, and he and his wife Claire, who reside in Marietta, co-chaired the Cobb Heart Ball in 2002. He currently serves as chairman of the board of United Arts of Cobb, a 501c3 organization. In 2004, Francis was named Marietta Citizen of the Year by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce.
A Strong Foundation > Board of Directors | Cobb Community Foundation, 15 Mar 2013 [cached]
Mr. Ronald H. Francis First Landmark Bank
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