About Us


Our Mission

North Georgia National Bank will strive to exceed its customer's expectations by providing superior service, a maximum return to its shareholders, challenging career opportunities for our employees, and positive leadership for the well-being of our community.

Our History

On February 10, 1999, North Georgia National Bank opened for business, becoming the only nationally chartered bank headquartered in Gordon County. Five of the organizing directors continue on the Board of Directors. The Directors hired local bankers, believing that banking is a personal business, and that it’s always good to know your banker.

The main office was started at 350 West Belmont Drive, and continues to operate at that location. Branches were added at 100 Red Bud Road and 406 Court Street.

We have ATM’s located at each of our three branches and the corner of Dews Pond Road and Curtis Parkway.

North Georgia National is a true community bank, with decisions made right here in Gordon County.

Letter from President

Please allow me to be the first to welcome you to North Georgia National Bank. Like you, I know the days do not end at five o'clock, and as your bank president, I am committed to offering a website that will allow you to bank online, with ease at any time.

As the only bank headquartered in Gordon County, North Georgia National Bank offers the latest technology in banking; however, maintaining a personal commitment to you, the customer, will always be our top priority. I hope you will come by any of our branches to experience first-hand, the friendliest hometown community bank.

Please take some time to explore our website to learn more about our team and the service we offer. Additionally, if you are not currently banking with us online, call today, and we will be happy to guide you through establishing an online account, making your banking experience seamless.

As always, thank you for trusting North Georgia National Bank with your banking needs, and for allowing us to be apart of your business family.

Most Sincerely,

Chris Pierce
President and CEO
North Georgia National Bank

Senior Management

Chris Pierce

Chris Pierce, President & CEO
NMLS# 1180145
(706) 624-5336
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Lesa Downey

Lesa Downey, EVP & Chief Credit Officer
NMLS# 757668
(706) 624-5315
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Zab Mendez

Zab Mendez, SVP & Dalton Market President
(706) 629-6499
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Brandon Adams

 Brandon Adams, Chief Financial Officer

(706) 624-5305

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Bank Officers

Kimberly Abernathy 
Kimberly Abernathy, VP/ Retail Branch Operations Manager
(706) 624-5334
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Luane Bohannon
Luane Bohannon, CPA, Credit Review Officer
(706) 879-5703
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Kelly Boswell
Kelly Boswell, Deposit Operations Officer
(706) 624-5335
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Tammy Carter
Tammy Carter, VP / Compliance and Loan Operations Officer
NMLS# 677619
(706) 624-5308
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 Julia Cornwell
Julia Cornwell, Banking Officer
NMLS# 1843010
(706) 624-3510
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Jayla Ensley
Jayla Ensley, Lending Officer
NMLS# 1182690
(706) 624-3503
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Rita Lacey
Rita Lacey, VP / Lending Officer
NMLS# 678152
(706) 624-5303
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Kim Mitchell
Kim Mitchell, VP / BSA Officer / IT Administrator
(706) 624-5317
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Amanda Ruddell
Amanda Ruddell, VP / Lending Officer
NMLS# 679788
(706) 624-5304
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Diana Slaughter
Diana Slaughter, Lending Officer
NMLS# 1177796
(706) 624-5330
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Mike Smith
Mike Smith, VP / Lending Officer
NMLS# 828859
(706) 624-5309
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Stacey Smith
Stacey Smith, VP / Business Development Officer
NMLS# 955752
(706) 624-3501
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Ani Stengel
Ani Stengel, Mortgage Originator
NMLS# 1920286
(706) 879-5701
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