Northwest Georgia Bank Hires Greg Gordy As Vice President-Enterprise Risk Management

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Greg Gordy
Greg Gordy

Northwest Georgia Bank has hired Greg Gordy as vice president-enterprise risk management.

A Ringgold native and resident, Mr. Gordy served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in management; he later earned a master’s degree in technology management from the University of Phoenix.

Combat-tested in Somalia, Bosnia and Afghanistan, he specialized in aerial reconnaissance, counter-terrorism intelligence, counterdrug interdiction, legislative liaison, defense-level programming and budgeting and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations worldwide (including initial development of the Predator UAV).

Since retiring from the Air Force in March 2010 as a lieutenant colonel, his most notable private sector work was for ISR Group, Inc., a company based in Savannah, Tn., that conducts unmanned aircraft operations worldwide. For the past two years, he served as director of technical services and was responsible for all overseas operations, domestic training and aircrew recruiting. 

A local musician, he co-owns the Acoustic Café in Ringgold and grows grapes for a regional winery.

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