2017 ANNUAL REPORT – SIGNATURE BANK OF GEORGIA
Page 3 Member FDIC | Equal Housing Lender
Board of Directors
Allen Brock – A graduate of Georgia Tech with an MBA in Finance from Georgia State University, Allen has
over 40 years of experience in the real estate industry, Allen has been a Principal of the Omnicorp Group and
the Stonemark Group since 1989. Allen began his real estate career in 1972 with IDS Mortgage Corporation,
involved with commercial mortgage brokerage. In 1978, after two years with ETI Development Company, he
joined First Equities Corporation, a real estate syndication firm. Allen was named Chairman of the Board at
the 2016 Shareholders meeting and also serves on the Audit/Tech Committee and Loan Committee.
R. Terry Smith - As CEO of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta, he previously held the position of
President and COO of the Marietta Daily Journal, Cherokee Tribune and Neighbor Newspapers, Inc. Terry is
a Member of the Board of Trustees of Southern Polytechnic State University Foundation and the Multiple
Sclerosis Foundation of Georgia. He is past Director and Officer of Georgia Press Association and he also is a
former Chair of the University of the South Parents Council and Founding Director and past President of the
Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce. Terry chairs the Audit/Tech Committee and serves on the Loan
Benjamin A. Wood - As Chief Operating Officer of AL Grading Contractors, Inc., he is a graduate of Marist
School and Rice University. He is currently a Member of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and a Member
of Northpoint Community Church. Benji chairs the ALCO Committee and serves on the Loan Committee.
Roger Shaffer - Managing Director and Private Wealth Manager with Shaffer Wealth Management, Roger
has over two decades of experience in the financial services industry and was previously a SVP with
SunTrust Investment Service Inc. and a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch. Rogers serves on the
Audit/Tech Committee and Loan Committee.
Ed Gallup - Former Chairman of the Board, he is the founder and was previously Chairman of Immucor
Inc., a publicly traded company. His knowledge of corporate governance matters continues to be valuable to
the Bank. He is a member of ALCO and Loan Committee.
Freddie Deutsch - President and CEO, Freddie is responsible for the leadership, growth, profitability and
management of the Bank. He acquired his BBA in Marketing from Mercer University in 1987 and his M.B.A
from Brenau University in 1994. He has Professional Licensing in Series 7 and 66 as well as Life and Health
Insurance. With over 30 years of banking experience, beginning his career with Wachovia Bank, N.A. in
Atlanta, Freddie served in several leadership positions with Wachovia until 2001, when he accepted the
position of SVP/Atlanta Retail Executive for South Trust Bank, N.A. Freddie also serves on the ALCO and