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Paragon Bank celebrates Grand Opening for new Atlanta, GA Banking Center


Paragon Bank celebrated the official grand opening of its new Atlanta, Georgia banking center with a ribbon-cutting special event for its customers and friends on February 6. Paragon’s new office building is located at 293 Pharr Road N.E.

Georgia Market President, Charles Yorke and Atlanta Market President, Dirk Ledford, introduced their team, and President & CEO, Robert Shaw, introduced the Paragon Board of Directors and the Paragon Bank Senior Management team members in attendance. Eboni Ward represented the Buckhead Business Association in her role as President. The Rev. Shannon Johnson Kershner from Central Presbyterian Church provided the invocation.

“We’re excited to be in Buckhead,” said Shaw. “We are glad to be working on our second decade in Atlanta, and look forward to welcoming customers both new and old to our wonderful location.”

The Atlanta Banking Center team consists of Charles Yorke; Dirk Ledford; Elisabeth Anderson, Senior Vice President — Private Banking Director; Yolanda Jackson, Banking Center Manager; Michael Brennan, Mortgage Consultant; Jasmine Jeanlouis, Private Banking Associate and Alec Weeden, Financial Services Associate. The Small Business Capital Group is also housed in the new Atlanta Banking Center. The Small Business Capital Group team consists of Trae Dorough, President; Kerri Morrin, Senior Vice President — Chief Operating Officer;  Eric Larson, Senior Vice President —  Business Development Officer; Grey Ray, Vice President —  Business Development Officer; Teresa Boozer, Vice President —  SBA Loan Closing Manager; Sylvia Bordeaux, Vice President — SBA Loan Operations Manager; Carl Sakony, SBA Credit Analyst; Chanel Dixon, SBA Loan Closer; Adria Jackson, SBA Loan Operations Specialist; and Michael Freeman, SBA Loan Closer. Finally, Paragon Capital Markets is also housed in the new Atlanta Banking Center. The Paragon Capital Markets team consists of Bill Baylis, Vice President — Director of Government Guaranteed Loan Trading; and Rita Burrell, Government Guaranteed Loan Trading Specialist. The Atlanta team has over 300 years of combined banking experience in the greater Atlanta market.

“We’re ecstatic to be in the heart of Buckhead with such a tremendous team,” shared Yorke.

“As an Atlanta native with a 20-year financial background, we are thrilled to work as a community bank in the heart of Buckhead,” Ledford agreed. “We look forward to supporting communities and our partners as they continue to grow and prosper with a well-capitalized product.”

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