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Private Banking Team

At Ameris Bank, your financial goals are our priority. Our team of experienced private bankers take time to listen to your vision and provide strategies to help you realize it.


Meet our team

Tripper Mansfield

Private Banker​ | NMLS: 469334

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As a Private Banker, Tripper provides banking and lending solutions for high net worth clients, providing them with personalized service to help them grow and preserve their wealth. He has over 15 years of helping families across the Southeast choose the right deposit and loan products, giving greater financial confidence to his clients. Tripper earned his undergraduate degree from Hampden-Sydney College, a Master of Business Administration from Oglethorpe University and is attending the Emory Goizueta Business School Leadership Program. Tripper is a board member of Wilderness Works, a member of the Lions Club and serves as a Stephen Minister. He resides in Vinings, Georgia with his wife and two children.

Kathy Smith

Assistant Vice President
Private Banking Portfolio Manager

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20+ years’ experience working with Private Banking clients.  Kathy is responsible for all underwriting and processing our commercial loans. Additionally she will service these relationships. Kathy is also a notary.