A new face has been tapped to lead NorthSide Bank.
The Adairsville-based bank's Board of Directors has named Larry Flowers as its new president and CEO.
Flowers is a banking veteran with more than 30 years of experience in the executive level for regional and community banks in Georgia, Florida and Minnesota.
“We specifically wanted an experienced and proven CEO who understands community banking and can assist us on delivering our vision for NorthSide Bank,” said Northside Bank Board Chairman Bobby Cox, who is also the former Atlanta Braves general manager. “We wanted someone who will live in our market, work with the communities we serve, and be part of their growth. We are excited to have Larry joining us at this special time for our bank. We have just completed a successful capital campaign and now with the addition of Larry to the team, we are in a great position to grow with our communities.”
Flowers started his career at the Citicorp/Citibank organization where he was responsible for commercial banking, mortgage and consumer lending, as well as insurance and investments programs. He went on to become executive vice president for community banking at First Liberty Bank of Georgia.
Flowers, along with former First Liberty Bank investors, formed MidCountry Bank in Minneapolis where he served as president and COO.
After that, Flowers served as CEO and president of Urban Trust Bank in Orlando. Flowers later started his own consulting firm providing services to financial institutions.
“This is an exceptional opportunity to be with a community bank that is making a difference in the communities it serves,” Flowers said. “The board of directors and the management team have a common vision, a well-defined plan for serving the bank’s communities, and they work together to implement that plan. I look forward to working with and leading this team.”