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Newsmakers in business: Harton named CEO of United Community Bank
04152018 NEWSMAKERS Lynn Harton
Lynn Harton

Lynn Harton has been named CEO of United Community Bank, United Community Banks Inc.’s banking subsidiary.

Harton will continue to serve as president of UCBI and the bank, as well as a member of their respective boards. He has been president and chief operating officer for the company for five years.

The bank said in a press release Harton has helped grow the bank’s geographic footprint, develop and grow its Commercial Banking Solutions group, and build its regional headquarters and operations in Greenville, S.C.

Harton has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry. He was executive vice president for commercial banking for TD Bank before joining United Community Bank in 2012.

Harton earned his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and has participated in various university executive programs.

United Community Banks Inc. is a bank holding company based in Blairsville with $11.2 billion in assets. For more, visit