Get to Know 2023-2024 CBA Chair Neil Stevens

CBA Today eNewsletter,

Neil Stevens, President & CEO, Oconee State Bank, Watkinsville, was elected 2023-2024 CBA Chair in June at CBA’s Annual Convention, CONNECT. Neil was gracious about  answering a few questions and sharing insights about his career in banking, his bank, what community banking issues are important to him, and his life outside of the bank.

What issues are important to you with regard to community banking? All things regulatory. We must constantly /fight for a balance between appropriate regulation and extreme regulation that precludes us from serving our customers. Beyond that, I have a passion to make our industry relevant and attractive to young people graduating from college. This is such an incredible profession. But financial institutions must be flexible, creative, engaging, and make it an attractive environment that attracts top new talent. Enjoy learning about CBA's Chair!