SOURCE: Bank of Georgetown

October 09, 2007 08:51 ET

Bank of Georgetown Hires Tyisha Cottman as VP, Manager for New Downtown D.C. Branch

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - October 9, 2007) - Bank of Georgetown, a community bank chartered in Washington, D.C., has hired Tyisha Cottman to lead its new downtown D.C. branch as vice president and branch manager.

"We are excited to have Tyisha join our leadership team as we prepare to open our new downtown D.C. branch at Connecticut and L," said Bank of Georgetown President and CEO Michael Fitzgerald. "Her strong ties within the community, great experience in branch management and deep understanding of customer service will help her build an incredible team that will support our new customers in the downtown area and across the region."

Cottman has more than 10 years of experience in local banking, most recently serving as assistant vice president and branch manager with Fidelity & Trust Bank in Washington, D.C. In this role, Cottman was responsible for the overall financial performance of Fidelity & Trust's Georgetown branch, with emphasis on deposit acquisition, commercial lending and non-interest income generation. She also was responsible for team recruitment and management, and proactively initiated, developed and managed long-term, profitable relationships with a wide variety of clients.

"It's an exciting time to be a part of Bank of Georgetown's growth throughout the D.C. area," Cottman said. "I've worked with so many consumer and commercial clients around the region over the past decade and look forward to welcoming them to the newest Bank of Georgetown branch, where I will be able to help them achieve their financial goals in new ways using some of the most flexible and customizable financial solutions available."

Prior to working with Fidelity & Trust Bank, Cottman also held positions at several other D.C.-based financial institutions, including Branch Banking & Trust, Franklin National/BB&T and Nations Bank. She began her career as a teller, advancing into more senior positions including relationship banker, banking officer for retail clients and banking officer for commercial clients.

Cottman attended the University of the District of Columbia.

About Bank of Georgetown

Bank of Georgetown is a fast-growing, Washington, D.C.-chartered community bank with branches in Georgetown, Friendship Heights and Arlington, Va. The bank specializes in helping local organizations achieve their financial goals, by delivering competitive loan, deposit, and cash management products and services. All bank associates are experienced banking professionals dedicated to assisting customers with their banking needs. Founded in 2005 by Chairman Curtin Winsor and President and CEO Michael Fitzgerald, Bank of Georgetown offers unique customer-focused and technologically advanced services in order to maximize the relationship banking experience for its clients. More information about the bank is available at www.bankofgeorgetown.com.

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