Exchange Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, John C. Childs Jr., is pleased to announce that Eric Johansen joined Exchange Bank Dec. 31, to fulfill the position of senior vice president/CFO.
Johansen graduated in 1982 from Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He began his career as an accountant and controller from 1984 to 1991 with the Williams Bridge Company (highway contracting company) and Rhone Merieux (animal vaccine manufacturer). From 1991 to 2004, he held the position of vice president and controller of First American Bank and Trust in Athens, Ga. From December 2004 to April 2019, he held the position of executive vice president and CFO of First Madison Bank & Trust. He was involved in the merger between First Madison Bank and United Community Bank, where he was named the senior vice president and regional branch manager.
He brings to Exchange Bank an extensive financial accounting and operational management background that will assist us greatly in moving the bank forward. He is also a graduate of GBA Internal Audit School, GBA Banking School and Commercial Lending School.
His wife, Karen, is a self-employed consulting forester, arborist and wildlife biologist. They have a daughter, Kristen, who is a freshman at Truett McConnell University in Cleveland, Ga., studying music with a voice concentration. He has served as a volunteer finance director for The American Red Cross, two local Baptist churches and a private gun club.