Northwest Georgia Bank has hired or promoted four employees to fill assistant manager positions, including Hanan Elbeitam at the Hixson branch, Jennifer Ramsey at the East Ridge branch, Johnny Morris at the Battlefield Financial Centre and Rusty Posey at the Ooltewah-Collegedale branch.
Ms. Elbeitam has worked at Northwest since May 2007 as a loan officer/manager trainee. She has worked as a financial services representative at SunTrust, a teller at Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, a server at Chili’s restaurant, and an intern for Target.
She holds bachelor’s degrees in general management and human resources management from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, where she also earned a master’s degree in marketing in 2006.
Ms. Elbeitam performed with the UTC M-Squad Hip Hop Dance Team, where she served as fundraising chair from 2003-05. She is a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters and Habitat for Humanity. She attends Olivet Baptist Church in Chattanooga and lives in Hixson.
Ms. Ramsey has worked as an assistant manager at Wells Fargo Financial in Chattanooga since 2005. A 2001 Boyd-Buchanan School graduate, she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2005 from UTC, where she served as treasurer of Sigma Kappa Sorority and as a member of Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society, among other activities and honors. She lives in Ooltewah.
Northwest recently hired Mr. Morris as assistant manager of the Battlefield Financial Centre. With more than 28 years in the banking industry, Mr. Morris worked from 2002-07 as manager-vice president of the East Ridge branch of First Citizens Bank/BB&T. From 1985-2002, he worked as manager-vice president at SouthEast Federal/Bankers First/SouthTrust Bank. He has also worked as a manager at C.I.T. Financial Services and at United Companies Mortgage. He graduated in 1990 from West Georgia College with a bachelor’s degree in management.
He is a past Rotarian and Kiwanian. He is a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church and is a member of Gideons International-East Ridge. He lives in Ringgold with his wife, Susan, long-time teacher at Graysville Elementary. They have one grown son, Matthew, who lives in Birmingham, Ala. Matthew works for Fox News and earned an Emmy Award in June.
Mr. Posey joined the Ooltewah-Collegedale branch staff in October 2007 as a financial services representative. He had worked at Regions Bank in Ooltewah since February 2007. In 2005-06, he worked as a certified sales executive for Erwin Marine Sales in Chattanooga. He graduated from UTC in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration-finance.
He is a volunteer with Junior Achievement of Chattanooga, among other volunteer activities. He lives in East Ridge and is engaged to Robin Koch.