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Eric Fought Joins Ameris Bank

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Eric Fought Joins Ameris Bank as GGL National Sales Manager


ATLANTA - Ameris Bank Chief Specialty Banking Officer and Executive Vice President Todd Shutley announces the hiring of Eric Fought as the government guarantee lending national sales manager. In this role, Fought will be leading Ameris’ Small Business Administration origination team as they continue to expand their capabilities to serve businesses regionally and nationally with SBA 7(a) and 504 loans.

“Throughout his career, Eric has shown a tireless commitment to assisting small businesses with their growth in order to reach their goals,” said Shutley. “We are thrilled to have him join our team and we know he will be an asset to our customers.”

Prior to joining Ameris, Fought was the national SBA sales manager and senior vice president for two top national SBA lenders. He also previously worked in commercial lending for a community bank. In all, Fought brings more than two decades of experience in banking working with small businesses.

Fought holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a master’s degree in finance from Marquette University. The Wisconsin-native moved to Florida in 2020 and is a member of the Florida Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders and the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders.

“It is really exciting to be a part of the growing team here at Ameris Bank,” Fought said. “I’m looking forward to working with the talented bankers here to meet the needs of our business community.”


About Ameris Bank

Ameris Bank manages more than $22 billion in assets and more than 200 financial centers across the Southeast. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ameris Bank is fiercely committed to bringing financial peace of mind to the communities it serves. A subsidiary of Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ: ABCB), Ameris Bank offers a full range of financial services, including traditional banking and lending products, treasury and cash management, wealth management, insurance premium financing, and mortgage and refinancing solutions. Learn more about Ameris Bank and its full range of financial services at