Calumet Bank proudly participated in the campaign ‘Leaving LaGrange Better Than We Found It,’ on Friday, April 20, 2018. Several employees spent the morning picking up trash and debris along Calumet Center Park.
Calumet Bank Names Mike Speight As LaGrange City President
Calumet Bank is proud to announce that Mike Speight has joined the bank as LaGrange City President. In this role, Mr. Speight will manage all aspects of the LaGrange branch and market to ensure Calumet Bank achieves healthy and sustainable growth while operating in a safe and sound manner.
Mr. Speight brings over 20 years of banking experience to Calumet along with 15 years of small business experience.
Before joining Calumet Bank in October 2016, Speight ran a successful banking consultancy whose clients included Calumet. From 2010 through 2015, Speight worked with State Bank and Trust as a Vice President for Community Relations.
“Having consulted and worked closely with the Calumet staff over the past several months, it has become evident how committed the entire team is to deliver an exceptional banking experience, ” said Speight. “I am excited to join this team and offer my experience and expertise to facilitate continued growth and improvements.”
Speight began his banking career at Citizens Bank in Vienna, Georgia in 1995, serving as Vice President and responsible for business development. Later he served as Business Development Officer and Insurance Agent for Flag Bank and then RBC Bank, overseeing business banking and managing bank branches in Vienna and Montezuma, Georgia.
Lenny Bateman, Calumet Bank President and CEO, expressed his confidence in Speight. “Mike has a thorough understanding of community banking and we are certain he will effectively lead the LaGrange office in this new role,” says Bateman. “With his leadership, experience and commitment to community, we couldn’t be more pleased to have him on board to help us provide even better customer service.”
A devoted community leader, Speight has served in a number of leadership roles including Vice Chairman and Board Member of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Board Member of the River Valley Regional Commission (RVRC). Also for RVRC, he chaired the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.
While in Vienna, Georgia, Speight served on the Board of Deacons and was Sunday School Superintendent for Vienna First Baptist Church. He has served as President and Board Member for Cordele Civitan Club, Board Member for Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Dooly County Recreational Department and Board Chairman for Middle Flint Regional Development Center. While in this role, Speight helped facilitate the implementation of the first multi-jurisdictional 911 service in the state of Georgia.
A native of Unadilla, Georgia, Speight and his wife, Leanne, will be relocating to LaGrange from Lake Blackshear. Said Speight, “My wife and I look forward to becoming involved in the thriving and friendly community of LaGrange.”
Calumet Bank and THINC College and Career Academy have begun a Student Shadowing Program that will allow THINC students to work alongside Calumet Bank team members on Saturday mornings.
Another great article from Calumet Bank’s Mike Phillips, Chief Strategy Officer and EVP. Click here to see how Faster Payments may impact your small business.
Mike Phillips, Chief Strategy Officer and EVP, recently wrote an article on ‘Sandwich Leadership’ that was published in the Strategic Finance magazine. Thank you, Mike, for your continued leadership and service here at Calumet.
Casey Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, now serves on the Board of the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce as Chairman. Casey has been involved with the Chamber since 2007 and has served in various roles since then.