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Tareasa Harrell Joins Signature Bank as Managing Director of SBA Lending

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga., October 1, 2018 (Newswire) –​Signature Bank of Georgia President Freddie Deutsch announces Tareasa Harrell has joined the team as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of SBA Lending.

Tareasa HarrellHarrell most recently served as EVP and Chief Lending Officer for a community bank in Metro Atlanta. Her experience includes leadership and production roles in the Government Guaranteed Lending industry. Harrell has extensive knowledge of the various SBA and USDA lending programs. She attended the University of Kentucky and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Oakland City University. Additionally, she has attended numerous courses offered by American Institute of Banking and The National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders.

Steve Reagin, Chief Lending Officer, feels extremely fortunate to have Harrell join the lending team. “As a well-respected Lender, Tareasa has built a long history as a top performer in SBA lending and is going to play a major role in our growth strategy. With numerous community bank acquisitions over the last 18 months by out-of-state financial institutions, Signature remains a strong, well capitalized community bank. The distinctly different experience comes with lending experts dedicated to borrowers who value local decision makers.”

Harrell will oversee production and management of the government guaranteed lending function. She comments, “Finding a financial institution with client dedication to learning the unique needs of each borrower is key. With Signature’s SBA Preferred Lender status, we can act quickly and ensure clients don’t miss opportunities to grow. I’m looking forward to experiencing the collaborative team spirit at Signature Bank.”
Harrell will be located in Sandy Springs at 6065 Roswell Road. Her email is and phone number is 404-256-7734.

About Signature Bank of Georgia
Established in 2005, Signature Bank of Georgia is the only locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia, one of the most affluent communities in the country. The bank offers a full range of business and consumer deposit products and loans in the metropolitan Atlanta area and is a preferred lender with the Small Business Administration. Giving back to the community is an integral part of the bank’s mission.

Signature Bank of Georgia is located at 6065 Roswell Road, between Hammond and Hilderbrand Drives. For more information about SBA, visit the bank’s website at or call Lawanna Saxon, Managing Director of Marketing at (404) 256-7702.

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