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April 16-- Ameris Bank Market President David Bachelor announces that Steven Rigdon has been named the city president for the bank’s market areas of Vidalia, Dublin and Lyons.

steverigdonRigdon will be responsible for the oversight of core banking activities in these markets and building and strengthening the bank’s initiatives and programs. He is a community banker with more than 21 years of experience in the areas of bank administration, client service, bank regulation and policies.

“Steven will be an invaluable addition to our team as he brings many years of banking, financial and management expertise which will allow the bank to continue to expand our reach and banking relationships with customers,” said Ameris Bank Market President David Bachelor.

Prior to joining Ameris Bank, Rigdon served as division president of Spivey State Bank where he was responsible for all bank operations and lending functions. He has also served as director of legislative and regulatory affairs for Community Bankers Association of Georgia and as vice president, commercial lender for Pineland State Bank.

Rigdon is very involved in the community. He is a foundation board member of The Lodge at Bethany, trustee at East Georgia State College Foundation and member of the Swainsboro Rotary Club and Metter Primitive Baptist Church. He previously served as chairman for the Community Bankers Association Leadership Division and Candler County United Way, and as president of the Candler County Chamber of Commerce and Metter Rotary Club. He is a former member of the Candler County Industrial Development Authority.

He attended the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University and the Commercial and Consumer Lending School at the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. He received a bachelor’s degree in business from Georgia Southern University.

Rigdon has been married to his wife, Tina, for 25 years and they reside in Metter, GA.  They have two daughters, Ramsey and Leah.