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United Community Bank Adds to Growing Atlanta Team

  • Posted on October 21, 2019
 United Community Bank is pleased to welcome four new bankers to its rapidly growing Atlanta team. Led by Jill Edwards, Commercial Lending Division Manager, the team will focus on Greater Atlanta and Gwinnett County. Joining Edwards are Kelly Tumbleston and Kristy Hunter, both Commercial Relationship Managers, and Martine Noel, Senior Commercial LOA.

“We’re steadily building an elite team in Atlanta and these four new additions are proof of that,” said Doug Higgins, Atlanta Metro President for United. “Increasing our presence in this market is a top priority and it would not be possible without a knowledgeable and experienced group of bankers. Jill, Kelly, Kristy and Martine have proven themselves to be some of the best in our market, and I am eager to see how they will help us grow.” 

Edwards has more than 30 years of commercial banking experience, the majority of which has been spent focusing on the Gwinnett market. Prior to joining United, she served as the Gwinnett Business Banking Manager for Wells Fargo where she was consistently recognized as a top performer in revenue production, sales and service. She has also served in commercial banking leadership roles at Wachovia, Washington Mutual and SunTrust. Edwards is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. She is heavily involved in Gwinnett County and was recently elected Vice-Chair of Economic Development for the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

“United Community Bank is a service driven organization which aligns perfectly with my personal values,” said Edwards. “I strive to build long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with all my clients and am honored to now do so with a bank that prioritizes this philosophy.” 

Commercial Relationship Managers Kelly Tumbleston and Kristy Hunter will both be based out of the bank’s Buford office. The two have more than 40 years of combined business banking experience in the Atlanta market and are both graduates of the University of Georgia.

The team will be supported by Martine Noel, Senior LOA. Noel has over 35 years of banking and customer service experience and will assist the team with processing and client relations

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