Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> September 28, 2004

Jimmy Tallent – United Community Banks Inc (ucbi)

JIMMY C. TALLENT is President and Chief Executive Officer of United Community Banks, Inc. Under his leadership, United Community Banks has become one of the top bank holding companies in Georgia. Mr. Tallent has over 25 years of experience in banking. He joined Union County Banks as President in Blairsville in 1984. In 1999, he was presented the prestigious GEDA Spirit of Georgia Award. This annual award is presented to a Georgia business executive who has demonstrated superior ability, originality, potential impact and courage in business development. Additionally, Georgia Trend magazine named him one of the 100 most influential Georgians in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Mr. Tallent serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Global Health Action Board. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Trustees for Young Harris College in Young Harris, Georgia, and was appointed to the Governor's Education Reform Study. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a brief overview of United Community Banks?

Mr. Tallent: We're now over 54 years old and have grown to be the third

largest bank holding company headquartered in