Robert Blalock has been chief executive officer of Blalock Insurance Agency, Inc. in Clayton, Georgia, since 1974. He served as an organizing director of First Clayton Bank and Trust when the bank was formed in 1988. He was a member of the board of directors and served on the Compensation and Audit Committees for First Clayton Bank and Trust, which was acquired by United in 1997, and was past chairman of the board. He remains on the community bank board of United Community Bank — Clayton (the former First Clayton Bank and Trust) and joined United’s Board in 2000.
Blalock is a graduate of University of Georgia and served as an infantry officer in the United States Army. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam with the 101 Airborne Division. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Clayton Board of Directors from 1974 to 1991 and served as the club’s vice president.
Blalock’s extensive knowledge and business experience, as well as his involvement in our banking communities, provides critical insight to our Board. His experience and leadership of a small business in the Clayton community provides a much-needed perspective into a business community that is representative of a large portion of United’s service area. As a past member of the board of directors of First Clayton Bank and Trust, he brings not only a rich history of banking leadership, but a perspective of the bank acquisition process. The Board believes that Blalock’s 40 plus years of business experience and over 25 years of bank board experience make him well suited to serve.