March 16, 2015

Rocky Lipham joins SSB

Rocky Lipham Joins Southern States Bank in Georgia


ANNISTON, Ala. (March 16, 2015) – Southern States Bank is pleased to announce that Rocky Lipham has joined the bank as the President of Carroll County in Carrollton Georgia. Rocky will manage a full-service office located at 314 Newnan Street in Carrollton Georgia, which is slated to open second quarter of 2015.

Rocky brings over 20 years of banking experience to Southern States Bank, most recently from MetroBank where he served as president, Carroll Division and head of community banking. Prior, Rocky spent most of his banking career at First National Bank of Georgia, where he started in 1994 as vice president and went on to become the bank’s CEO in 2006.

“We are excited and honored Rocky has joined the Southern States Bank team “said Steve Whatley, Chairman, CEO and President of Southern States Bank. “Rocky brings a lot of diverse experience to the bank from his different roles in banking throughout the years, not to mention his extensive involvement in both the Carroll and Douglas county communities.”

Rocky graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting. He also serves as Chair on the Board of Trustees for the University of West Georgia. In addition, Rocky is a banking school graduate from the University of Georgia. He has previously served as a director of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia and is a director of the Georgia Bankers Association Political Action Committee. He is active in both the Douglas and Carroll County Chambers of Commerce and been a director of the United Way of Douglas County Georgia.