Assistant Vice President of Deposit Operations

Welma Baer is the Assistant Vice President of Deposit Operations at Private Bank of Buckhead. She brings to the bank extensive knowledge of law, compliance and banking operations, and prides herself on accuracy and helping the bank grow and become successful. Prior to joining the bank, Welma worked as an Operations Specialist for United Americas Bank. At Private Bank of Buckhead, her primary duties include managing the Deposit Operations department and developing policies and procedures related to deposit accounts.

Welma has achieved two distinguished professional certifications: Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) and National Check Professional (NCP). An AAP is a leader and authority in the electronic payment field. The AAP designation recognizes banking industry professionals for their understanding and knowledge of the ACH Network and the payments industry. A National Check Professional (NCP) designation recognizes professionals who have successfully proven an expert level of understanding of the current check payments landscape. Given the significant volume and value of checks in the payments system, the degree of operational and product change resulting from the shift from checks to check images, and the complexity of ongoing regulatory changes, industry participants need to maintain and cultivate additional check expertise.

Having an AAP/NCP on staff reinforces that Private Bank of Buckhead is continually at the forefront of the information chain regarding current changes and updates to the Electronic Payment System, check payments and current Federal and state industry regulations.

Welma was born in Central Brazil, where she earned a Law Degree. She moved to Atlanta in 1997 and in 2005 became a United States Citizen. She is fluent in three languages and freelances as a English-Portuguese-Spanish translator. She devotes her spare time to being a Volunteer Assistant Minister with the Izunome Association/Atlanta Johrei Center. Welma loves to cook, spend time with her friends and family and cheer for the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves. She and her husband, Preston, live in Chamblee.

Welma can be reached via email or (404) 264-7967.