FITZGERALD, Georgia – Colony Bank recently announced the creation of a new division that will operate under the Colony Financial Advisors brand and has selected Ameriprise Financial as its brokerage partner.
Through this new partnership, Colony Financial Advisors will offer its clients comprehensive financial planning and investment solutions.
Additionally, it was announced that industry veteran Bo Hatcher has joined the bank as Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor.
Commenting on the announcement, Heath Fountain, President and CEO, said, “We are very pleased to announce the formation of Colony Financial Advisors. This addition further represents our efforts to diversify our revenue streams and gives us an additional opportunity to meet the growing needs of our customers.
“Wealth management is a logical extension of our current services and we look forward to helping our clients achieve their financial goals,” Fountain said.
Hatcher joins Colony with over 24 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, he was a financial advisor at Renasant Bank, specializing in financial planning, investments and insurance for individuals and small business owners. His previous work experience also includes serving as a financial consultant for Synovus Financial Corporation. Hatcher earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Georgia. He is from Albany and has two children with his wife, Mandy. He is strongly involved in the community through his membership in several civic organizations.
“Bo has built an incredible career and reputation as a trusted advisor and we are delighted to welcome him to Colony Bank,” Fountain said. “His industry experience, combined with his commitment to serving community needs and building meaningful relationships, will be a great advantage as we work to develop our new offerings.”