close online banking
Choose your login

Diversity Task Force

Ameris Bank’s Diversity Task Force is comprised of teammates from across our organization. It is a diverse group of leaders ensuring we are cultivating an environment that supports our bank’s strategy to engage, recruit, develop, retain and advance a diverse team of talent, inclusively and equitably.



Jordan Adams HR Business Partner GenUnited ERG Co-Chair
Kena Ceasar Branch Manager Women in Banking ERG Co-Chair
Jennifer Garizio Director of Learning & Development GenUnited ERG Co-Chair
Jack Hanrahan Mortgage Banker Minds Matter ERG Co-Chair
Brenda Harris Retail Area Manager Women in Banking ERG Co-Chair
Richard Isabu Retail Support Center Specialist Pride and Allies ERG Co-Chair
Bill Lutes Market President Minds Matter ERG Co-Chair
Jozi Marlowe Universal Banker Taskforce Facilitator
Lisa Miles Accounts Payable Manager The Place ERG Co-Chair
Lesa Nix-Mack Branch Manager Minds Matter ERG Co-Chair
Pat Powers Mortgage Banker Indispensables ERG Co-Chair
Bridgette Prise Retail Area Manager Indispensables ERG Co-Chair
Brandon Sherman Regional VP Community Development Manager The Place ERG Co-Chair




  • Ann-Stanton Cannarella, Director of Corporate Communications

  • Gloria Davis, Senior HR Business Partner

  • Carolyn Dodge, Corporate Compliance Officer

  • Cindi Lewis, Chief Administrative Officer

  • Jim LaHaise, Chief Strategy Officer

  • Nila Patel, HRIS and Payroll Manager

  • Michael Pierson, Chief Governance Officer

  • Manuel Rey, Commercial Banking Market Executive, North Carolina

  • Todd Shutley, Chief Specialty Banking Officer