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United Community Announces New Senior Vice President and President of Wealth Management, Brendon Tripodo

  • Posted on September 19, 2023

GREENVILLE, SC. - United Community is pleased to introduce Brendon Tripodo as the latest addition to its team, taking on the role of Senior Vice President and President of United Community Wealth. He will be responsible for leading United Community Wealth’s team in delivering customized private banking, financial planning, trust, and investment advisory services.

“At United, we understand the importance of tailoring financial solutions to meet the unique objectives of our clients. Brendon's leadership will strengthen our ability to provide personalized financial planning and investment strategies that align with our client’s goals,” said Lynn Harton, Chief Executive Officer at United Community.

With more than 30 years of industry experience, Tripodo's career highlights include serving as the Director of Investment and Planning Advisory for Huntington Private Bank and as the Head of Wealth Management at TCF Wealth, which was acquired by Huntington Private Bank in 2021. In this capacity, he led the successful integration of TCF Wealth into Huntington Private Bank.

Additionally, Tripodo has a proven background in sales management, organizational design, and merger integration, among other areas. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio State University, followed by an MBA from John Carroll University.

“I am honored to join the United team and lead its wealth management division. This is an exciting opportunity to leverage my years of experience to support our wealth management colleagues and to help our clients invest in their future and achieve financial security through comprehensive financial planning,” said Tripodo.



About United Community Banks, Inc.

United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) is a top 100 U.S. financial institution with $26.1 billion in assets as of June 30, 2023, and through its subsidiaries, provides a full range of banking, wealth management and mortgage services. United Community Banks, Inc. is the financial holding company for United Community Bank (“United Community”) which has 212 offices across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, as well as a national SBA lending franchise and a national equipment financing subsidiary. United Community is committed to improving the financial health and well-being of its customers and ultimately the communities it serves. Among other awards, United Community is a nine-time winner of the J.D. Power award that ranked the bank #1 in customer satisfaction with consumer banking in the Southeast and was recognized in 2023 by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Banks and one of America’s Best Banks. The bank is also a multi-award recipient of the Greenwich Excellence Awards, including the 2022 awards for Small Business Banking-Likelihood to Recommend (South) and Overall Satisfaction (South), and was named one of the "Best Banks to Work For" by American Banker in 2022 for the sixth consecutive year. Additional information about United can be found at

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