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Macon-based State Bank and Trust names new CEO

J. Thomas Wiley Jr. has been named CEO of State Bank and Trust Co.

Joe Evans, chairman and CEO of State Bank Financial Corp., announced Thursday that Wiley will be named CEO of the company’s principal operating subsidiary, Macon-based State Bank and Trust Co., effective Jan. 1, 2015. Evans, who currently serves in that capacity, will continue as the bank’s chairman as well as remaining chairman and CEO of State Bank Financial Corp.

Wiley is one of State Bank’s founding shareholders and remains a member of its board of directors. He joined State Bank’s management team in 2013 as vice chairman and president. Prior to joining State Bank, Wiley had served as chairman, president and CEO of The Coastal Bank and its parent company, Coastal Bankshares Inc. in Savannah since 2007. From 2002 to 2006, Wiley was vice chairman of Flag Financial Corp. and president/CEO of Flag Bank, where he worked alongside Evans and others from the State Bank executive leadership team.

State Bank and Trust Co. is one of Georgia’s best-capitalized banks with about $2.6 billion in assets as of Sept. 30.

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