September 26, 2021

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Morris Bank welcomes new commercial, mortgage lenders in Statesboro

Morris Bank is pleased to announce the expansion of its lending team in the Bulloch County market as it welcomes two commercial lenders and one mortgage lender on board. The new members will join the team at the Main Street and Brannen Street offices of Morris Bank in Statesboro.

“We are excited to continue growing and growing our market in Bulloch County with such highly skilled talent,” said Stacy Brantley, chief banking officer at Morris Bank. “These new commercial and mortgage lenders will really add to our existing team and help us build even closer relationships within Statesboro and the surrounding area. Morris Bank is built on community engagement and a number of core values ​​that are reflected in each of these lenders. “

John Roach and Chad Avret will join the Morris Bank team as commercial lenders, and Alana Avret will join the mortgage team as the mortgage lender.


John Roach

John Roach began his banking career with Sea Island Bank in 2002 while studying at Georgia Southern University. During his banking career, he held numerous management positions, including positions at Renasant Bank / Heritage Bank of the South and most recently as Senior Vice President / Commercial Loan Officer at Synovus Bank. Roach and his wife, Joie, have three children: Anderson, John Brunson, and Banks Roach.

Chad Avret has been an active member of the Statesboro community since graduating from Georgia Southern University in 1995. Upon graduation, he worked in the Parks and Recreation Department at Statesboro Bulloch, where he held various management roles throughout his time. Avret joined Synovus Bank in 2010, where he was Commercial Lender / Vice President. He is married to Alana Avret and has three children: Evan, Elizabeth and Lane.


Chad Avret

Alana Avret and her husband Chad are proud of their deep roots in the Statesboro community. She graduated from Statesboro High School and Georgia Southern University, where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration. She began working as a lender at Synovus 14 years ago and was the market sales manager for Statesboro, Brunswick, St. Simons Island and St. Mary’s.

Before becoming a mortgage lender, Avret helped develop the banking and finance program at Ogeechee Technical College, where she was an instructor for more than three years.

This article is sponsored by Morris Bank, which has three branches in Bulloch County. You can contact Morris Bank at (912) 489-2600 or on their website at