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June 2017 Newsletter

In good hands

Handing off the baton

Robert B. Aland


We have shared this news through other channels, but I wanted to make sure to introduce you to Robert Aland, who is the new Atlanta Market President for Private Bank of Buckhead. Over the next month or so I’ll be introducing Robert to many of you.

I have had an opportunity arise for which I will be leaving the bank; I’ll be helping a community bank in Philadelphia recapitalize and grow. This is of course a bittersweet time. I’m embracing an exciting new challenge, but stepping away from the bank I helped found.

One reason I can comfortably move on to my next challenge is that I know everything here is in good hands. We have a great team who has moved us through many great “next steps,” and so many great clients and business partners who have validated our work and pushed us to always look for ways to provide even better service.

Add to that Robert, who has the deep banking experience, focus on community banking, impressive community engagement resume and good humor I think is a nice fit for our banking and mortgage family. He most recently was Market President in Birmingham for National Bank of Commerce. He’s excited about working with Brent Adams, Michael Keller, Dan Smith, and the rest of our team.

Robert weighs in: “This is an exciting time for me, and I look forward to working with our team and our friends and clients, building on the success you all have helped create.”

In our next issue, Robert will take the baton and tell you more about himself. In the meantime, I look forward to introducing him to as many of you as possible, and personally thanking you for your role in this terrific 11-year journey,


Charles B. (Charlie) Crawford Jr. Charlie Crawford
Charles B. (Charlie) Crawford, Jr.
President, Private Bank of Buckhead


More information about the transition; view Press Release.

A brief video; meet Robert.

Client focus

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Getting to know…

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Continual improvement

We are releasing an updated version of our mobile app and Beta-testing the next generation online banking and bill payment.

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Business Briefs June 2017

Our June roundup includes a look back, a look forward, calendar items, nice words from you, new team members and even a suggestion for a new lunch spot.

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