The board of directors of United Community Banks named Lynn Harton CEO of United Community Bank, UCBI’s banking subsidiary. Harton will continue to serve as president of UCBI and the bank, as well as a member of their respective boards. Jimmy C. Tallent will continue to serve as chairman and CEO of UCBI, as well as chairman of the bank.

Prior to joining United in 2012, Harton was the executive vice president for commercial banking for TD Bank. Prior to TD Bank, Harton was CEO at The South Financial Group, which was sold to TD Bank. He served as the chief credit officer for both Regions Financial and Union Planters Corporation and spent the first 20 years of his career at BB&T in several senior executive positions.