Northwest Georgia Bank promoted Sherri Herman to assistant vice president-branch manager of the North Shore branch. She has worked at Northwest since January 2008 as a specialist in the centralized loan processing department, earning a promotion to assistant manager of the community bank’s Hamilton Place branch in December 2008.
Mrs. Herman began her career in the financial industry in 1992 as a teller at First Federal, which soon merged with AmSouth Bank, now Regions Bank. She has worked as a loan assistant at Cornerstone Community Bank, as marketing director/office manager at American Express Financial Advisors (currently Ameriprise Financial), and then as a loan processor/originator at United Capital Mortgage.
In 1998, she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. She serves on the board of Chattanooga Room in the Inn, as secretary for Pro Re Bona, and as treasurer for the Chattanooga Apartment Association.
She lives in Ooltewah with her husband, Perry. Their daughter, Maria, is a sophomore at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Northwest Georgia Bank’s North Shore branch on Manufacturers Road is the first LEED-certified bank facility in Chattanooga and the fourth in Tennessee; it is Chattanooga’s fifth LEED-certified building, with more than two dozen others currently seeking LEED certification.
Northwest Georgia Bank promoted Jeff Weeks to assistant vice president of the Fort Oglethorpe branch, where he has served as branch manager since December 2008. He joined Northwest in May 2008 as assistant manager of that branch.
Since December 2007, he worked at SunTrust Bank in East Ridge as a financial services representative. From 2005-07, he worked as general manager of Nichols Marine in Red Bank, and from 2000-05, he worked as a loan officer for Employee Resources Credit Union in Lawrenceburg.
A Lawrenceburg, Tn. native, Mr. Weeks earned an associate’s degree from the University of Alabama-Huntsville in pre-hospital emergency medicine.
He is a past member of the Battlefield Civitan Club and a graduate of Leadership Catoosa, sponsored by the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce. He is actively involved as a member of Ooltewah United Methodist Church.
He lives in Ooltewah with his wife Jane and three children: Andrew, Tara, and Andy.
Northwest Georgia Bank named Jennifer Ramsey as assistant manager of its Hamilton Place branch.
She has worked as assistant manager of the East Ridge branch since joining the 105-year-old community bank’s management team in August 2008. Mrs. Ramsey had 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 the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, 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.
Mrs. Ramsey serves as a Partnership 2000 liaison with West Side Elementary School and is finishing up the Leadership Catoosa program, sponsored by the Catoosa Chamber of Commerce. She has helped support several local non-profits via fundraisers, including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Junior Achievement of Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.
She is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and lives in Ooltewah with her husband, Brian.