The Peoples Bank recently announced several staffing changes. Matthew McWhorter has been selected as the vice president and branch manager of the North Broad office located at 279 North Broad Street in Winder.

McWhorter, a former employee of Community Bank and Trust in Winder, brings four years of lending, sales and management experience to The Peoples Bank. McWhorter, who attended Valdosta State College and Gainesville College, will oversee branch personnel and operations while also focusing on developing new customer relationships. He is a native of Barrow County and is an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Winder. He may be reached at 678.425.0041 or

Bobby Chesnutt has been named vice president and branch manager of the bank’s Statham office located at 1995 Atlanta Highway in Statham.

Chesnutt has been with The Peoples Bank since 2007 and has served as branch manager of the North Broad Office since February 2008. He brings a strong commitment to business development and customer relations. His proven track record is an important asset to the Statham office as the bank continues to focus on growth of new commercial and retail relationships.

Chesnutt, a graduate of Auburn University, is active in the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce, the Clarke County Mentoring Program and is a member of the Bank’s People to People Committee. He may be reached at 678.425.6702 or

Also, Ashley Morrow has been promoted to first vice president/commercial lender at The Peoples Bank main office located at 71 North Broad Street in Winder.

Morrow has been with the bank since 2004 as branch manager of the Statham office. In 2009, Morrow earned his designation as a “Certified Community Lender” from the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. In his new position, Morrow will help the bank continue to grow its lending capacity. Morrow, a graduate of the University of Georgia, earned his MBA from the University of South Carolina. He may be reached at 678.425.6728 or

The Peoples Bank,, was founded in 1926 and is a community-oriented, independent bank with seven offices located in Winder, Athens, Auburn, Braselton and Statham.

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