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Executive Management

John Hall
President and CEO

In November of 2009, Mr. Hall joined American Pride Bank and American Bancorp, Inc. as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director.

Mr. Hall has been in the banking industry for twenty eight years.  Mr. Hall spent fifteen years with regional and super-regional banks, including tenure as Senior Vice President of Bank of America in Atlanta.  In 2001, Hall entered community banking as Chief Credit Officer and Senior Lending Officer for Cornerstone Bank in Atlanta.  He left that position in March of 2003 to become Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of First National Bank West Metro, headquartered in Paulding County.  In January 2004, he became President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of First National Bank West Metro, as well as a director of West Metro Financial Services, Inc., the bank’s holding company.  First National Bank West Metro was sold in August 2005 to First Horizon Bank, where Mr. Hall remained for a year as Senior Vice President, West (Atlanta) Region Executive.  Hall was an organizer, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Choice Community Bank, a de novo bank chartered in west metropolitan Atlanta in April of 2007.  Mr. Hall returned to his hometown of Macon in 2009 to join American Pride Bank.  During his working career, Mr. Hall has been actively involved in the community and has served numerous civic and charitable organizations.

Mr. Hall currently serves on the Boards of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce and Campus Clubs, as well as being a member of GBA Community Bank Committee, ABA Government and Regulatory Council, Leadership Macon 2011, Macon Civic Club, Idle Hour Country Club, and Mable White Baptist Church.  In his time spare time, Mr. Hall enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, golfing, and playing tennis.  Mr. Hall resides in Macon with his wife Stephanie and their three children. 


Brian Hawkins
Executive Vice President and CFO

Brian Hawkins joined American Pride Bank as Executive Vice President and CFO in July of 2014.  Mr. Hawkins is a 1989 graduate of the University of Georgia with a BBA in Corporate Finance, and a 1993 graduate of Mercer University with an MBA specializing in Banking & Finance.  He is also a graduate of the University Of Colorado School Of Human Resources Management and the Community Bankers Association Bank Director’s College.  Mr. Hawkins started his career in 1989 in the management training program of Trust Company Bank of Rockdale County, spending time in the SunTrust organization working in the credit analysis, human resources, and insurance areas.  Beginning in 1996, he was the Senior Accountant with Main Street Bank.  Then in 1998, Mr. Hawkins became the CFO of Liberty National Bank in Conyers, Ga.  In 2002, he joined Georgia Central Bank as CFO and director until the bank was acquired by another institution in 2007.  Mr. Hawkins was a founding board member and EVP and CFO of Verity Bank, a de novo bank in Winder, Ga., organized later that year.   Mr. Hawkins has been involved in various community, civic organizations, and banking associations.  Mr. Hawkins, his wife Misty, and his daughter Camden live in Bonaire, Ga.  He enjoys music, reading, movies, and travel.


P. Andrew “Andy” Flowers
Executive Vice President, Senior Lender

Mr. Flowers is a 1988 graduate of Presbyterian College with a BS double major in Business Administration and Psychology.  In 1994 he graduated from the Georgia Banking School, where he returned to be the Intermediate Class Advisor for several years, and attended the School of Commercial Credit of Bank South, NA.  Mr. Flowers has experience in almost all facets of banking, but specializes in commercial lending and retail banking administration.  He is a Cohen-Brown certified instructor for Extraordinary Sales Leadership, Proactive Relationship Banking, and Breakthrough B2B Banking.  Spending almost his entire banking career serving the Middle Georgia region, Andy has over 25 years of banking experience working at such institutions as CB&T, Bank South, Nations Bank, SunTrust Bank, and Robins Federal Credit Union.  As Executive Vice President and Senior Lender for American Pride Bank, Mr. Flowers oversees all lending functions, retail staff, and operations/IT.  In his spare time, Andy enjoys cooking, music, movies, the beach, and travel.  Mr. Flowers has been a resident of Houston County for 26 years and has two daughters.  His daughter, Lauren, attended the University of Georgia and now works with the Wesley Foundation at UGA.  His daughter, Claire, is a junior at the University of Georgia.