Executive(Chair) I ALCO I Loan Committee
Edward “Ed” L. Gallup
Sandy Springs, GA
Mr. Gallup serves as a Chairman of the board of directors of Signature Bank of Georgia. Mr. Gallup was the founder and chairman of Immucor Inc., a publicly traded company. His knowledge of corporate governance matters and continues to be valuable to the Bank. Mr. Gallup is a resident of Sandy Springs.
Executive I ALCO I Loan Committee
Freddie J. Deutsch
Sandy Springs, GA
Freddie Deutsch is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Signature Bank of Georgia (since its inception in 2005) and is responsible for the leadership, growth, profitability and management of the bank. Mr. Deutsch acquired his BBA in Marketing from Mercer University in 1987 and his M.B.A from Brenau University in 1994. He has Professional Licensing in Series 7 and 66 as well as Life and Health Insurance. Mr. Deutsch has over 27 years of banking experience, beginning his career with Wachovia Bank, N.A. in Atlanta. He served in several leadership positions with Wachovia until 2001, when he accepted the position of Senior Vice President/Atlanta Retail Executive for SouthTrust Bank, N.A. Mr. Deutsch is a resident of Sandy Springs and serves as a member of the board directors of Signature Bank of Georgia.
Executive I Audit/Technology
Allen Brock has over 30 year’s experience in the real estate industry. Since 1989, he has been a Principal of the Omnicorp Group and the Stonemark Group. Mr. Brock has been responsible for the overall management of income-producing properties-principally apartments, self-storage, and hotels, and the investor relations for such properties. Mr. Brock began his real estate career in 1972 with IDS Mortgage Corporation, where he was involved with commercial mortgage brokerage. In 1978, after two years with ETI Development Company, a firm where he was responsible for the acquisition of income properties, he joined First Equities Corporation, a real estate syndication firm.Mr. Brock is a resident of Sandy Springs and serves as a member of the board of directors of Signature Bank of Georgia.
Audit/Technology (Chair) I Loan
R. Terry Smith
CEO Multiple Sclerosis Center of
Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Mr. Smith previously held the position of President and COO of the Marietta Daily Journal, Cherokee Tribune and Neighbor Newspapers, Inc. since 1997. Mr. Smith is a member of the Board of Trustees of Southern Polytechnic State University Foundation and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation of Georgia. He is past director and officer of Georgia Press Association and he also is a former chair of the University of the South Parents Council and Founding Director and past President of the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Smith serves as a member of the board of directors of Signature Bank of Georgia.
ALCO (Chair) I Loan
Benjamin “Benji” A. Wood
Grading COO, Suwanee, GA
Mr. Wood is the Chief Operating Officer of AL Grading Contractors, Inc. in Gwinnett County. Mr. Wood is a graduate of Marist School and Rice University. He is currently a member of the Marist Endowment Committee, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Northpoint Community Church. Mr. Wood serves as a member of the board of directors of Signature Bank of Georgia.