Daily News: September 5, 2019

Morris Bank Upgrades Executive Team


Morris Bank made several key promotions within its senior leadership team. These promotions are key to Morris Bank’s long-term vision of continuing to build a premier community bank in Middle and South Georgia.

“Announcing these promotions brings another level of excitement to our organization as these leaders have devoted many hard-working years to Morris Bank and the communities we serve. Growth is a reflection of personal, professional and community commitment, which each of these deserving individuals have displayed. These strategic appointments will make us stronger and solidify our core, helping us achieve growth and further stability across our footprint,” said Spence Mullis President/CEO.

Stacy Brantley will assume the role of executive vice president/chief banking officer. Currently, EVP of Commercial Lending, Brantley manages Corporate Banking operations in all markets. His new role will include overseeing all lending operations including commercial, retail, and mortgage and direct leadership of all Market Presidents. He has been with the bank since 2009.

Chris Bond will assume the role of chief financial officer and chief operating officer. Bond has served as CFO for Morris Bank since 2011. Bond will lead all accounting, deposit, treasury management, facilities and information technology operations in his new executive role. Bond has served in the lead capacity of CFO and Treasurer with two other financial institutions prior to joining the Morris team.

Roger Miller will assume the role of EVP/market president Laurens County. Having joined Morris Bank in 2006, he currently serves as EVP/Community Lending and is a member of the Morris Bank board of directors and the chairman of Morris State Bancshares. His new role will include overseeing all operations in the bank’s Laurens County market.

Kelly Herrington will assume the role of SVP/Commercial Lending & Houston County Market President. Herrington joined Morris Bank as a Commercial Lender in 2011. His new role will include overseeing all Corporate Banking across the organization as well as all operations in Houston County.

Morris Bank is a community bank rooted in Middle and South Georgia with branches in Laurens, Wilkinson, Jones, Houston and Bulloch Counties.