In an already planned move, United Community Banks Inc. appointed Lynn Harton as the company's CEO.
Harton succeeds Jimmy Tallent, who resigned as the Blairsville, Ga.-based company's CEO on June 30. Harton has been serving as United Community's COO since 2012. He has also been serving as president and CEO of United Community's unit, United Community Bank. Tallent moved into a new role as executive chairman of United Community Banks' board of directors.