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Cadence Bank Welcomes Veteran Banker Keith Prather to Georgia Commercial Banking Team

ATLANTA, May 10, 2021 – Cadence Bank, a subsidiary of Cadence Bancorporation (NYSE: CADE), announced today the addition of Keith Prather, senior vice president and relationship manager, Northeast Georgia commercial lending to the Georgia commercial banking team. 

Prather will support Mark Papanicolaou, senior vice president and regional president of Northeast Georgia commercial lending in developing and implementing strategies to enhance the team’s business portfolio and provide clients with productive and innovative financial support. 

“Keith has over 15 years of banking experience and will be a great asset to our team, to our clients and to expanding our portfolio in Northeast Georgia,” said Mark Papanicolaou. “His expertise drives home our relationship-focused approach to banking and to delivering the right solutions and guidance to help business clients succeed.”

Prather began his financial career at the Georgia Department of Banking & Finance as a financial examiner. Prior to joining Cadence Bank, Prather was vice president, business banker for Pinnacle Bank, where he was responsible for all aspects of commercial lending. Prior to that, he was a vice president of commercial lending at Liberty First Bank and Community Bank & Trust.

“I am thrilled to join this veteran team of bankers, who strive to ensure our clients have the financial support and solutions to grow and sustain their businesses,” said Prather. “I’m looking forward to working with Mark and the team on creative strategies to further client relationships and identify new opportunities.”

Prather has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics with a concentration in management & finance from the University of Georgia. He serves as a Deacon for the First Baptist Church Monroe and is on the board of the Student Success Alliance. Prather is an active member of the Monroe Kiwanis Club, having previously served as the club’s president. 

About Cadence Bank 

Cadence Bank is a leading regional banking franchise with $18.8 billion in assets as of March 31, 2021, and 98 branch locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. Backed by 133 years of financial expertise, Cadence provides corporations, middle-market companies, small businesses and consumers with a full range of innovative banking and financial solutions. Services and products include commercial and business banking, treasury management, specialized lending, asset-based lending, commercial real estate, SBA lending, foreign exchange, wealth management, investment and trust services, financial planning, retirement plan management, personal and business insurance, consumer banking, consumer loans, mortgages, home equity lines and loans, and credit cards. Clients have access to leading-edge online and mobile solutions, interactive teller machines, and more than 55,000 ATMs. The Cadence team of 1,800 associates is committed to exceeding customer expectations and helping their clients succeed financially. Cadence Bank, N.A. is a subsidiary of Cadence Bancorporation (NYSE: CADE). For additional information, visit Cadence Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS#525022.


Danielle Kernell
Cadence Bank
713-871-4051 direct | 713-392-7709 mobile
[email protected] 

Sheena Cochran
Cadence Bank
713-871-4072 direct | 281-740-4366 mobile
[email protected] 

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