United Community Banks, Inc. Appoints Two New Board Members, Lance F. Drummond and Jennifer Mann

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Thursday, June 21st, 2018

United Community Banks, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Lance F. Drummond and Jennifer Mann to serve as Board members, effective immediately.

Mr. Drummond is the former Executive Vice President of Operations and Technology for TD Canada Trust.  Prior to that role, he led online bank and ATM operations at Bank of America, where he managed the largest consumer online bank in the United States and was responsible for the largest bank-owned network of ATMs in the country. In addition to online banking and ATM operations, Mr. Drummond has extensive experience in bank operations such as mortgage processing, digitization and information technology. Before his career in executive bank leadership, Mr. Drummond spent 26 years with Eastman Kodak. Mr. Drummond also serves as board member of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) and a Trustee for the University of Rochester.

Ms. Mann currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer with SAS Institute, Inc., a global leader in analytics, business intelligence and data management software in Cary, N.C. with a worldwide workforce of more than 14,000. Ms. Mann is widely recognized for her initiatives in the areas of employee performance, workplace culture and organizational effectiveness at SAS, which has consistently been recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work For® by FORTUNE magazine.

“Lance Drummond and Jenn Mann epitomize the skill set identified by our Board as critical to the growth of our company and we are honored to welcome them to United,” said United President and COO Lynn Harton. “Both Lance and Jenn have a broad and diverse range of professional experience, help represent our bank’s growing geographic footprint and have deep expertise in technology and human resources, which are areas that are crucial to our future.” 

 “Our board is extremely pleased to add such talented and accomplished individuals to our board leadership,” said Jimmy Tallent, United’s Chairman and CEO.  “Because of their professional backgrounds, records of success, and genuine fit with United culture, Lance and Jenn will make outstanding additions to United and we look forward to their contributions.”