Lynn Harton serves as the Chairman and CEO of United Community Banks, Inc. and the company’s $12.8 billion asset subsidiary bank, United Community Bank. Harton has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry, with expertise in commercial banking, risk management, and change leadership.
Prior to joining United Community Banks in 2012, Harton was Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking, South, for TD Bank Financial Group. Prior to joining TD Bank, Harton held the positions of President and CEO, Head of Commercial Banking and Head of Credit and Risk at The South Financial Group (which was sold to TD Bank). He also has held various executive positions at Regions Financial Corporation, Union Planters Corporation and BB&T.
Harton earned his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and has participated in various executive programs at Duke University, Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, University of North Carolina and University of South Carolina. He has served on a number of financial boards and committees throughout his career, including the RMA Board of Directors, the RMA Community Bank Council, the CBA National Small Business Banking Committee, and the Equifax Small Business Financial Exchange.
Harton lives in Greenville with his wife, Flavia, and has served on a number of community boards, including those of the Greenville County Museum of Art Association, Artisphere and The Peace Center for the Performing Arts.