(EASTMAN, GEORGIA)—Great Oaks Bank announced today that Wesley Mark (Wes) Bearden has joined the bank as Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager. Bearden is an Eastman native who was Vice President of Bearden Oil Company until 2014, where he attained broad business, sales, and management experience. Since 2014, he has owned and operated CrossFit Forward Lean, a CrossFit gym in Eastman.
Bearden and his wife Andrea of 27 years are active members of First Baptist Church of Eastman where he serves as a Deacon. Bearden is a devoted father of two, Meridith Lauren Lee (23) and Crosse Bearden (21). He is also a past member of the Dodge County Recreation Board and the Eastman Kiwanis Club.
“We are excited to have Wes on the Great Oaks Team,” said Butch Kirkley, bank president. “Wes shares our competitive, entrepreneurial spirit and is well known and highly respected in our community. Although new to banking, his broad general business, and management experience, his engaging personality and his knowledge of our community equip him to be a great asset to the bank and a resource to our customers.”
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