DIVERSITY and INCLUSION

We’re committed to nurturing an environment that ensures fairness and equality of opportunity. We’re committed to empowering our people, diversifying our teams and building inclusion throughout our organization. We listen, share ideas, respect differences and work towards common goals, together.

 

Essential to our Success

Educate

At Ameris Bank, we value and celebrate the differences amongst our employees, customers and communities. Everyone brings a unique perspective, background and set of beliefs. Everyone deserves equality of opportunity to advance and flourish, feel free to be their whole self, have a sense of belonging and know they are valued.  

Empower

We are intentional. We celebrate cultural differences. We actively address and eliminate roadblocks that may cause a disproportioned impact. We cultivate an environment that supports and addresses the needs for all. We offer employee resource groups to help make connections and welcome feedback from our teammates to gain insights for necessary improvements.

Engage

Engage

Ensuring a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace is at the heart of who we are and plays a vital role in our strategy for success. Fully leveraging the remarkable talent found in our diverse workforce is sponsoring greater creativity, innovation, productivity, customer service and career success. We look to mirror the communities we serve, build stronger community connections and advocate for a better tomorrow.

The Diversity
Task Force
This team of Ameris leaders, who come from diverse personal and professional backgrounds, are all laser-focused on further creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce and workplace.
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Employee
Resource Groups
Our voluntary, employee-led groups offer strong networking and support across our organization. Listening and providing empowering resources is vital to our diversity and inclusion advancement.
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Strategic Vision

Karlene Gordon

"Having a diverse team that feels empowered with a true sense of belonging is imperative to our long-term success. This is foundational and allows us to be impactful within our bank and in the communities we serve."

A SHARED FUTURE

Sponsorship

Ameris Bank is committed to supporting local community initiatives with a mission to create a more inclusive world that embraces differences. We proudly partner with the Urban League, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia, and numerous other local organizations.

VolunteerisM

Our teammates are passionate volunteers of their time and talents to support the advancement of marginalized populations and the growth of acceptance and inclusion of all. In addition to volunteering year-round, companywide, our team members are encouraged to volunteer or pledge to volunteer on the Martin Luther King Day of Service, supporting our shared vision with Dr. King of the power in neighbors working together to build a better future.

Leadership

Developing our leaders for success inside and outside our bank walls is priority. Strong leaders fuel our growth and strengthen our communities. Through our Ameris Bank Leadership Development Program and Mentor Ameris, we challenge everyone to advance their leadership skills.

Our Employees’ Words

Richard Isabu

"Diversity and inclusion means fully embracing others and not because someone told you it’s the right thing to do, but because you truly want to be better, know better and love. I truly believe we were not put on this earth to box ourselves into one group, but to welcome other cultures and differences."