Gavin Shook Strengthens United Community Bank Team in Atlanta

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

United Community Bank is pleased to welcome Gavin Shook as Senior Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager to its Metro Atlanta team. Shook has more than fifteen years of industry experience and operates out of the bank’s Canton office.
“Gavin is a talented banker that will be an asset to us as we continue to grow in this area,” said Rick Rowland, President & CEO of Cherokee County for United Community Bank. “His consistent performance, commitment to excellence and passion for customers makes him a natural fit for our United culture.”
“I have known and worked with Gavin for many years and have witnessed his dedication to helping customers achieve their financial goals,” said Doug Higgins, Atlanta Metro President for United Community Bank. “He fits perfectly with the culture of our company and I am glad to have him join us.”
In his role as Commercial Relationship Manager, Shook will focus on increasing commercial loans and deposits for United in Atlanta. Prior to joining United, he served as Senior Vice President/Commercial Relationship Officer for Renasant Bank. Shook began his career with Bank of America.  
“United Community Bank’s dedication to service and its positive reputation throughout the Southeast are two of the key elements that attracted me,” said Shook. “The bank has a strong presence in the Metro Atlanta area and is steadily expanding its reach. I am confident in United’s position for future growth and look forward to working alongside Rick and this talented team.”
Originally from Roswell, Georgia, Shook has resided in Cherokee County for the majority of his adult life. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University and attendee of Woodstock City Church. In addition to his involvement with the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, Shook hosts an annual charity fishing tournament for organizations in his community. He is also a soccer coach for Cherokee Impact. He and his wife Brandi, a teacher at Freedom Middle School, have two children, Heidi and Jake.