ABA Elects Blanton Chairman

Dan Blanton, Dorothy Savarese, Ken Burgess and Billy Beale at ABA's Annual Convention in Los Angeles.

Dan Blanton, Dorothy Savarese, Ken Burgess and Billy Beale at ABA’s Annual Convention in Los Angeles.

Dan Blanton, CEO of Georgia Bank and Trust, Augusta, Ga., was elected the 2015-16 ABA chairman today during the association’s Annual Convention in Los Angeles. Blanton (pictured on left) assumed the ABA’s top leadership post from John Ikard, president and CEO of FirstBank Holding Company, Lakewood, Colo.

Also elected were: ABA Chairman-Elect Dorothy Savarese, chairman, president and CEO, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Orleans, Mass (second from left); Vice Chairman Ken Burgess, chairman, FirstCapital Bank of Texas, Midland, Texas (second from right); and Treasurer Billy Beale, president and CEO, Union Bankshares Corp., Richmond, Va. (right).