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Press release --  May 8, 2014

AUBURN, Alabama --  AuburnBank’s board of directors announced five officer-level promotions at its March board meeting.  Included in the announcement is David Hedges, senior vice president/controller/chief financial officer; Shannon O’Donnell,  senior vice president/credit administration/chief risk officer; Rhonda Sanders, customer service officer/assistant Patriot Act officer; Robert Smith, senior vice president/chief lending officer; and Leigh Ann Thompson, branch operations administrative officer.

  • “These five outstanding individuals are part of our management team and have provided strong leadership as AuburnBank continues its exceptional financial performance and active involvement in the communities we serve,” said Bob Dumas, president and chief executive officer.

    Before joining AuburnBank, Hedges was employed by the global accounting firm KPMG LLP in Birmingham, AL and Charlotte, NC.  A certified public accountant, Hedges received a B.S. in business and a master of accountancy from Samford University.  He is a member of First Baptist Church of Opelika and has been employed by AuburnBank since 2006.

    O’Donnell has held positions of increasing responsibility during her 12 years at AuburnBank.  For 22 years, O’Donnell has worked in financial institutions, with a majority of experience in lending and credit administration.  O’Donnell has also been involved with the March of Dimes and United Way for several years.  She holds undergraduate degree in finance from Auburn University and an MBA from Troy University. O’Donnell has been employed by AuburnBank since 2001.

    A veteran of the banking industry, Sanders also worked in financial roles  for other companies.  Before moving to the main branch of AuburnBank, much of her work has been at the Opelika downtown location.  She is a graduate of the Alabama Banking School in Mobile, AL, and has been employed at AuburnBank since 1995.

    Smith has held a variety of positions in the financial industry for 23 years with extensive experience in commercial lending.  He joined AuburnBank in 2001.  He is a graduate of Auburn University, majoring in finance.  Active in the community, Smith is secretary of the Alabama Housing Finance Authority, chairman of the Auburn Housing Authority, and treasurer of Lee County Youth Development Center.

    With a background in branch operations, Thompson has been with AuburnBank for 11 years.  With a love for community service, she has been involved in United Way and the March of Dimes for several years.  Thompson is a graduate of Auburn University with a B. S. degree in Liberal Arts and is also a graduate of the Alabama Banking School.

February 25, 2014 -- Auburn Chamber Honors Bob Dumas, AuburnBank President

  • Bob Dumas, President of AuburnBank and long-time respected community leader, was presented with the Auburn Chamber's highest honor, the Chairman's Award.

News Release -- December 16, 2013

  • Robert W. Dumas, president and chief executive officer of AuburnBank, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Birmingham Branch.  Bob's term begins January 1, 2014 and will run through December 31, 2016.  Read full release at on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta website.
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