Community National Bank Brings On New President, Phil Barnes

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Community National Bank of Dayton named Phil Barnes as the new bank president. As a privately-owned bank since 1982, where decisions continue to be made locally, Mr. Barnes will oversee all bank operations. The bank has six branches located in North Georgia and Southeast Tennessee and boasts over $215 million in assets.

Throughout Mr. Barnes’ four decades of banking, he has worked in multiple areas, including: community, urban community and even regional banks. Within his roles in banking over the years, Mr. Barnes has managed a variety of departments including international, consumer, commercial, private and trust banking.  

Mr. Barnes received a bachelor of Arts from Covenant College, as well as completing graduate school at the University of Virgina’s Colgate Darden School of Business and International Lending. Mr. Barnes also completed the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, the BAI Graduate School of Retail Banking and courses in Mergers + Acquisitions and Wealth Management. Mr. Barnes has held Series 7, 6, and 66 in the past as well as life insurance license.

Dave Seera, CEO of Community National Bank, said, “We are pleased to have such an experienced banking veteran as our new president. Mr. Barnes will excel in leading his team and will make a great addition to the Community National Bank family.”

Mr. Barnes is the father of four and grandfather of three grandkids. He lives on Lookout Mountain and plays an active role in his church community and the local estate planning council. 



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