A prominent Augusta banker has taken a position no Georgian has held in 55 years. Dan Blanton, CEO of the Georgia Bank & Trust, has been elected chairman of the American Bankers Association for 2015-16. Beginning as a bank teller in 1976 he rose through the ranks and once served as chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association. A strong proponent of the growth of small financial institutions, he has testified numerous times before Congress. Georgia’s influence in national banking circles, thanks to Blanton, is now RISING…

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