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United Bank hires new lender

United Bank’s President and CEO, Robert R. Jones, III, announced Tuesday that John C. (Chad) Yarbrough has joined United Bank as vice president and community bank business lender.

In his role, Yarbrough will be responsible for growing and maintaining small business relationships in the bank’s Baldwin County market.

“Chad brings an extensive business development and lending background to the Baldwin County team,” Jones said. “His comprehensive skillset — including knowledge of commercial and construction products as well as appraisal review and mortgage services — adds tremendous depth for us as we continue our expansion in a high-growth market.”

Yarbrough joins United Bank following eight years in commercial lending in Troy. As a commercial lender, he managed a $37 million portfolio and was responsible for business development efforts as well as construction review, inspections and appraisal review.

His prior experience includes branch management and mortgage lending, and he is also a licensed insurance agent. Yarbrough is a 1995 graduate of Troy University, where he lettered in football as defensive end and tight end. He is also a 2007 graduate of Alabama Banking School and has subsequently served as class director and instructor.

Yarbrough is in the process of relocating to Baldwin County, where he will reside in Fairhope. He plans to continue to be active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Troy Alumni Association.

Yarbrough is also a guide and volunteer with Outdoors with Friends, an organization devoted to assist wounded and disabled veterans enjoy the outdoors. He and his wife, Melissa, have two daughters — Samantha is a high school

junior committed to playing softball at University of South Alabama, and Karen Elizabeth is a 10-year-old entrepreneur and owner of Key’s Southern Spice. Yarbrough’s office is located in United Bank’s Loxley Commercial Lending Office on Hwy 59.

Yarbrough can be reached at chad.yarbrough@unitedbank.com or 251-964-7675.