Baker joined GB&T last year as executive vice president, community/regional executive. He most recently served as the interim president and CEO of GB&T. Baker’s 28 years of banking experience includes serving as CEO for both Regions Bank and Heritage First Bank in Rome, Ga. He began his banking career in Calhoun with Calhoun First National Bank.
“Michael has more than demonstrated his ability to lead the already strong GB&T team as he served in an interim role as president and CEO over the past two months,” said R. Dallis “D” Copeland, Jr., Chief Banking Officer of Synovus. “Michael is an experienced banker and knows the Calhoun and Cartersville communities well. We have no doubt that he, along with the GB&T team, will continue exceeding the expectations of existing customers and grow new banking relationships in this market.”
Baker received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Management and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Jacksonville State University. He is also a graduate of the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking of the South.
His community involvement includes his service with the William S. Davies Homeless Shelter, the American Cancer Society and the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce.