Officers & Directors

 

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Bob Johnson
Bob Johnson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Bob Johnson Mr. Johnson has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Charter Financial since its inception, Chief Executive Officer of CharterBank since 1996 and President of CharterBank from 1996 to 2007. In 2007, Mr. Johnson was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to 1996, he served as Financial Analyst, then Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CharterBank. He began continuous service with CharterBank in 1984. Mr. Johnson has an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Alabama. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of Community Bank Management. He - serves on the Point University Board of Trustees and is Chairman of The Charter Foundation, Inc. Mr. Johnson also is affiliated with the West Point Rotary Club. Mr. Johnson is the brother of Curti M. Johnson, a director of Charter Financial and General Counseland a Senior Vice President of CharterBank. Mr. Johnson provides the Board of Directors with broad perspective on Charter Financial’s strategies, challenges and opportunities as a result of his long affiliation with CharterBank in a variety of senior management roles.
Curt Kollar
Curt Kollar
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Curt Kollar Mr. Kollar is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He has been the Vice President and Treasurer of CharterBank since 1991 and was named Chief Financial Officer of Charter Financial and of CharterBank in 2001. He has an undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and an M.S. in Accounting from Syracuse University. He is a graduate of the Graduate School of Community Bank Management. Mr. Kollar has 27 years experience in the banking field. Mr. Kollar serves as treasurer of West Point First United Methodist Church and he is a past President and member of the Board of Directors of the Chattahoochee Valley Hospital Society and a past President of the West Point Rotary Club.
Lee W. Washam
Lee W. Washam
President of CharterBank
Lee W. Washam Mr. Washam has been President of CharterBank since January of 2007. Before that, he served as Executive Vice President for six years and has over 32 years of banking experience. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from LaGrange College in 1983 and is a 1995 graduate of The Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Mr. Washam’s current affiliations include: LaGrange Lions Club, Leadership Troup, The Georgia Community Bankers Association, The First Baptist Church, Board Member & Treasurer of Highland County Club and Board Member Biblical Learning Center.
Curti M. Johnson
Curti M. Johnson
Director, General Counsel, & Sr. Vice President
Curti M. Johnson Mr. Johnson serves as a Senior Vice President and General Counsel of CharterBank. He is a member of both the Georgia and Alabama Bar Associations. Prior to joining CharterBank on a full-time basis on January 3, 2011, Mr. Johnson was a partner in the law firm of Johnson, Caldwell & McCoy in Lanett, Alabama. Mr. Johnson served as a director of Citizens BancGroup, a bank holding company in Valley, Alabama, from 1988 until it was acquired by CharterBank in 1999. He served as Chairman of Citizens BancGroup from 1996 through 1999. He received his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Mr. Johnson is President of the Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project, Inc. and serves on the LaGrange College Board of Trustees. Mr. Johnson is the brother of Robert L. Johnson, our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Johnson’s legal expertise provides the Board of Directors with insight on legal matters involving CharterBank, and his local contacts with customers and businesses assist CharterBank with business generation and product offerings.

Board of Directors

Bob Johnson
Bob Johnson
Chairman
Bob Johnson Mr. Johnson has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Charter Financial since its inception, Chief Executive Officer of CharterBank since 1996 and President of CharterBank from 1996 to 2007. In 2007, Mr. Johnson was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to 1996, he served as Financial Analyst, then Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CharterBank. He began continuous service with CharterBank in 1984. Mr. Johnson has an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Alabama. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of Community Bank Management. He - serves on the Point University Board of Trustees and is Chairman of The Charter Foundation, Inc. Mr. Johnson also is affiliated with the West Point Rotary Club. Mr. Johnson is the brother of Curti M. Johnson, a director of Charter Financial and General Counseland a Senior Vice President of CharterBank. Mr. Johnson provides the Board of Directors with broad perspective on Charter Financial’s strategies, challenges and opportunities as a result of his long affiliation with CharterBank in a variety of senior management roles.
David Zimry Cauble III
David Zimry Cauble III
David Zimry Cauble III Mr. Cauble is self-employed as a food service consultant and investor. He was the Owner and President of Vend-All Company in LaGrange, Georgia, until its sale in 1996. Previously he was Vice President-Sales in his family’s Coca-Cola Bottling business. He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University, serves as Chairman of Cobb Foundation, is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization. As a manager and owner of several businesses and as an investor, Mr. Cauble provides the Board of Directors with insight concerning the opportunities and risks associated with lending to commercial companies and small businesses.
Jane W. Darden
Jane W. Darden
Jane W. Darden Ms. Darden is responsible for overall management, including bookkeeping, for family assets which include investments and timberland. She was formerly employed in the banking field for five years, and has a B.A. in Psychology from Converse College. Ms. Darden serves on Library Committee, Stewardship Committee, Altar Guild and Meals on Wheels for First United Methodist Church of West Point, Georgia. As a manager of a variety of different businesses, and with her experience in banking, Ms. Darden provides the Board of Directors with a number of different perspectives and insights.
Edward D. Smith
Edward D. Smith
Edward D. Smith Mr. Smith is co-owner and Executive Vice-President of Hutchinson Traylor, an insurance and financial services firm. He has his resident and surplus lines licenses in Life & Health and Property & Casualty insurance, and has also earned his Series 6, 63 & 65 Securities Licenses and obtained the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Prior to joining Hutchinson Traylor, Mr. Smith served several years in the Financial Services Division of Accenture, LLP. Mr. Smith attended Wake Forest University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy. Mr. Smith actively participates in several community service organizations. He is a member of the Executive Committee and chairs the Development Committee as part of his service on the Board of Trustees of LaGrange College. He also serves as Past President of the College’s Leadership Council. He is the Vice-Chair of the Downtown LaGrange Development Authority and Past President of the Board of Directors for both the LaGrange Rotary Club and the local Boys & Girls Club of West Georgia. Mr. Smith’s extensive and diverse experience in insurance, risk management, retirement planning and financial services, including employee benefits, as well as his active role in the community served by CharterBank, will provide the Board with valuable insight in these areas.
Thomas M. Lane
Thomas M. Lane
Thomas M. Lane Mr. Lane is Chief Financial Officer of Lanier Health Services. He was the Senior Vice President and Treasurer of WestPoint Home, Inc. and its predecessors from March 2000 until March 2007. He previously served as its Treasurer from 1997 to 1999. Prior to that time, he served as Controller of Budgets and Analysis for WestPoint Pepperell, one of the predecessors of West Point Home, Inc. He had been continuously employed in various financial and accounting positions with WestPoint Home and its predecessor companies since June 1976. Mr. Lane received his B.S. in Business Administration from Auburn University in 1976. Mr. Lane’s diverse senior management experiences in financial and accounting roles for several large enterprises provide the Board of Directors with perspective on CharterBank’s financial and accounting practices and procedures, financial reporting, as well as Charter Financial’s relationship with its internal and external accounting firms. In addition, Mr. Lane has been designated as an audit committee financial expert by the Board of Directors.
David L. Strobel
David L. Strobel
Lead Director
David L. Strobel Mr. Strobel has been the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Shannon, Strobel & Weaver Constructors & Engineers, Inc. since 1977. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1973, and is a Registered Professional Engineer. Mr. Strobel served as a member of the Board of Directors of EBA Bancshares and Eagle Bank of Alabama from 1998 until their acquisition by CharterBank in 2003. In February 1999, he assumed the position of chairman of EBA Bancshares. He joined the Board of Directors of CharterBank and Charter Financial in August 2003. Mr. Strobel's other affiliations include ten years of service as a Member of the Auburn City Board of Education from 2003 to 2013, including one year as Board President, and membership in several other professional societies. Mr. Strobel’s experience in managing the operations of a construction and engineering business provides the Board of Directors with general business acumen, and his real estate and construction knowledge and experience and prior service on the board of another financial institution provides the Board of Directors with perspective and experience in CharterBank’s lending operations.
Curti M. Johnson
Curti M. Johnson
Sr. Vice President and General Counsel
Curti M. Johnson Mr. Johnson serves as a Senior Vice President and General Counsel of CharterBank. He is a member of both the Georgia and Alabama Bar Associations. Prior to joining CharterBank on a full-time basis on January 3, 2011, Mr. Johnson was a partner in the law firm of Johnson, Caldwell & McCoy in Lanett, Alabama. Mr. Johnson served as a director of Citizens BancGroup, a bank holding company in Valley, Alabama, from 1988 until it was acquired by CharterBank in 1999. He served as Chairman of Citizens BancGroup from 1996 through 1999. He received his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Mr. Johnson is President of the Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project, Inc. and serves on the LaGrange College Board of Trustees. Mr. Johnson is the brother of Robert L. Johnson, our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Johnson’s legal expertise provides the Board of Directors with insight on legal matters involving CharterBank, and his local contacts with customers and businesses assist CharterBank with business generation and product offerings.

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