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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Committee Assignments:
Executive (Chair) I Audit/Technology
Chair Loan Committee

Allen Brock

Chairman
Sandy Springs, GA

Allen Brock serves as Chairman of the Board and 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.

Committee Assignments:
Loan Committee

Jonathan (Jon) Been

Residential Homebuilder / Developer 
Atlanta, GA

Jonathan (Jon) W. Been is a retired regional residential home builder / developer. Been’s company, Wilson Parker Homes was sold to D. R. Horton in September 2016.  Been is highly experienced in community banking, having previously served on several bank boards. Mr. Been was a founding Board of Director of Signature Bank of Georgia and return to its board in September 2018.    He is a graduate of Georgia College and is a resident of Atlanta.

Committee Assignments:
Executive I ALCO I Loan Committee

Freddie J. Deutsch

President/CEO
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 30 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.

Committee Assignments:
Audit / Technology

Hope Lundt

Spence Limited, LP
Nashville, Tennessess

Hope Willard Lundt, CFA, serves as the Managing Partner of Spence Limited, LP, a financial services hedge fund that invests in community banks throughout the US.  She has spent her 25-year career analyzing, advising, and investing in the financial services sector.  Before joining Spence Limited, she managed financial services investments for UBS’ O’Connor hedge fund group.  Lundt began her career at J.C. Bradford and Company after graduating Vanderbilt University with a degree in economics in 1993.  She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Ms. Lundt has served as a member of the board of directors of Signature Bank of Georgia since September 2018.

Committee Assignments:
Audit/Technology (Chair) I Loan
Committee

R. Terry Smith

CEO Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Terry 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.

Committee Assignments:
ALOC

Roger Shaffer

Managing Director, Shaffer Wealth Management
Alpharetta, GA

Mr. Shaffer is joined HighTower in 2013 as Managing Director. Mr. Shaffer has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining HighTower, Roger was a Senior Vice-President with SunTrust Investment Services, Inc. He began his career in financial services in 1993 when he joined Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor. Roger holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation. He is a member of Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA®) where he holds a certificate in wealth management. Roger is also a Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®). Roger received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina. Mr. Shaffer serves as a member of the board of directors of Signature Bank of Georgia.

Committee Assignments:
ALCO (Chair) I Loan
Committee

Benjamin “Benji” A. Wood

AL Grading COO
Suwanee, GA

Benji 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.

Ed Gallup – Chairman Emeritus

Mr. Gallup is the former Chairman of the board of directors of Signature Bank of Georgia and served as a Board member until his retirement in September 2018. Mr Gallup was name as Chairman Emeritus by the Board of Directors on October 17, 2018. Mr. Gallup was the founder and chairman of Immucor Inc., a publicly traded company. Mr. Gallup is a resident of Alpharetta.

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