Board of Directors



 Marc J. Greene, CEO


Mr. Greene served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since joining the organization in 2003. In January 2008, Mr. Greene passed the duties of President of the bank to Mr. Donald E. Allison. Mr. Greene now serves as CEO of the bank and CEO/President of the bank's holding company, Mountain Valley Bancshares, Inc. He has a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Business Agriculture from Southeastern Louisiana University. He is an honor graduate of the National Commercial Lending School in Norman, Oklahoma, and has been involved in various aspects of banking since 1979. He served as Senior Vice President for First Guaranty Bank in Hammond, Louisiana, from 1983-1990. He served as Executive Vice President of Pickens County Bank from 1990-1996. From 1996 until 2003, he was the President of Regions Bank of White County. Mr. Greene has been active in many local civic organizations, including serving as President of the Boys and Girls Club of White County, Secretary of the White County Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Directors of White County Rotary Club. He and his wife, Cindy, reside in Cleveland.


B. David Barrett, D.D.S.


Dr. Barrett was born in northern Hall County, Georgia, and has practiced dentistry in Cleveland since July of 1980, after graduating from North Georgia College and Emory University School of Dentistry. He has served on the Board of Trustees for Truett McConnell College, and is a member and past president of the Cleveland Kiwanis Club. He is also a member of the Georgia Dental Association, American Dental Association, the Northern District Dental Society, Hinman Dewter Society and the White County Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Barrett served as a director of United Community Bank (previously White County Bank) from 1999-2003. He and his wife, Eilene, who currently teaches at White County Intermediate School, reside in Cleveland. They have three children and two grandchildren.

Joel R. Campbell


Mr. Campbell was born in Gainesville, Georgia. He received his B.S. degree from Mercer University in 1973, and his Masters Degree in Education from North Georgia College in Dahlonega in 1975. He served as the head basketball coach at White County High School from 1988-1994 and is currently the owner of Campbell Construction and Land Development Company, a position he has held since 1998. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Education, as Chairman of the White County Commissioners and as Director of Admissions at Truett-McConnell College. Mr. Campbell served as a director of Regions Bank of White County from 2002-2003. He is active in local team sports and politics. He and his wife Connie, a former teacher, have two children and reside in Cleveland.



E. Ray Black, Sr.


Mr. Black graduated from the University of Georgia in 1969 with a B.S. in Pharmacy, and bought the Cleveland Drug Company the same year. He has been a pharmacist in Cleveland for 34 years. He has also been part of a corporation that has owned and operated convenience and grocery stores, and is still active in real estate sales, development and construction. He currently owns the IGA in Clermont, Georgia. He and his wife, Ruth, have five children and seven grandchildren. They reside in Clarkesville.



Donald E. Allison, President


Mr. Allison served as our bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer since 2004. In January 2008, he was promoted to President of the Bank. Before Mountain Valley Community Bank, Mr. Allison served in similar capacities in credit with United Community Bank in Cleveland, Georgia from 1991 through 2004. From 1978 to 1991, he served in various capacities with White County Bank. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance from the University of Georgia. He has a Masters of Business Administration in Accounting from Brenau University. He is a native of White County and resides there with his wife, Rose Mariee, and two children, William and Edward. Mr. Allison has been active in many civic organizations including past-president of White County Rotary Club and White County Chamber of Commerce. Currently, he serves on the Board of the Georgia Mountain Regional Economic Development Corporation and North Georgia Technical College Foundation.


John Clifford Cox


Mr. Cox was born in Clarkesville, Georgia. He served in the Air Force until his discharge in 1970. He has been the co-owner and operator of several convenience stores in Dahlonega and Cleveland since 1991. He has also been a partner in several real estate joint ventures since 1995. He and his wife, Janet, have three children and five grandchildren. They reside in Cleveland, Georgia.




R. Gerald Sims


Mr. Sims was born in Greenville, South Carolina, but has lived most of his life in White County, where his father’s family originated. His wife, Rebecca, was born and raised in Cleveland. In 1978, he opened Simco Interiors, Inc., a commercial construction contracting business, and has served as its chief executive office until the present time. In 2002, he became an active partner in TADventureS, Inc. and opened Yonah Bowl and Skate, a family oriented recreational facility in White County. He is also an active farmer and has served as past director, and is a current member of North Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, and is a member of the Georgia Poultry Growers Association. Gerald also maintains residential rental property in Hall County. He and his wife have three daughters, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They maintain their home in Sautee, Georgia.


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