Jefferson Harralson serves as chief financial officer of United Community Bank. Harralson brings more than twenty-five years of experience in the financial services industry to his role where he is responsible for managing and directing all accounting, financial and reporting activities of the bank. He is also responsible for mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, treasury, capital and strategic planning, budgets and forecasts.
Prior to joining United in 2017, Harralson was a managing director for Keefe, Bruyette and Woods. At KBW, Harralson was charged with rebuilding the firm’s Southeastern Bank Research effort after the events of September 11, 2001. He led KBW’s small and midsized bank research team and before his departure, he was associate director of research for the entire firm.
Harralson received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington & Lee University and his master’s degree in finance from Georgia State University. He is a native of Kentucky.