LaGrange Banking Co. in Columbus announced that it has hired Kenny Roberts as its Vice President and Commercial Lender. A Phenix City native, Roberts brings with him 43 years of experience in the banking industry, with the last 17 years focused on commercial, real estate, and construction loans.
Roberts is a highly skilled banker who possesses sales and production management, retail and commercial lending, customer service, operations, and personnel management skills. He worked in the banking business in the Columbus, Phenix City, and Smiths Station markets. Prior to joining LaGrange Bank, Roberts served the BB&T Bank for more than six years as Vice President, Certified Business Services Center. He also held several senior-level positions in Regions Bank, Colonial Bank, Wachovia FKA SouthTrust, and SouthTrust-Columbus, GA FKA First Columbus Community Bank.
Roberts earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Auburn University and his master’s degree in business administration from the Troy University. He also attended the School for Bank Administration at the University of Wisconsin and holds a certificate in community bank administration.
LaGrange Bank’s newest VP is also very involved in civic activities. He was a past Chairman and now a Board Member of the Phenix City Russell County Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as a Board Member of the Columbus Regional Medical Foundation and a Deacon at the Lakewood Baptist Church.
About LaGrange Banking Company
LaGrange Banking Company (LBC) is Troup County’s first locally owned community bank in over twenty years. It is a state charter institution, currently with 25 employees. LBC provides a full range of banking services, both for business and personal needs. For more information, visit www.lagrangebank.com.