Ameris Bank Chief Executive Officer, Edwin W. Hortman, Jr. and the Board of Directors of Ameris Bancorp and Ameris Bank, announce that Joseph B. Kissel has joined the bank as executive vice president and chief information officer. Kissel joins the bank’s executive team at the Riverplace Tower in downtown Jacksonville.
Kissel’s responsibilities in this role include executive oversight of the bank’s technology and operations divisions. He has more than 25 years of experience leading technology and operations in commercial and retail banks, mortgage companies and technology companies serving the financial industry.
“Mr. Kissel is a welcomed and valuable addition to our executive management team,” said Ameris Bank CEO Edwin W. Hortman, Jr. “With extensive experience in a highly-regulated global business environment, he is adept at converting leading-edge ideas and complex projects into tangible results. His mentoring leadership style, approach to developing the best team and deriving strategic advantage from technology will be significant as we continue to execute successful strategies in our company.”
Prior to joining Ameris Bank, Kissel served in various executive positions including chief information officer at BankUnited; chief technology officer at Wells Fargo Bank’s Home Equity Division; director of internal operations for Wachovia Bank’s Mortgage Systems and chief information officer at World Savings Bank.
His previous work included creating and leading enterprise-wide data governance initiatives, defining frameworks, infrastructures and improved data quality while increasing efficiencies and enabling enhanced business decisions using analytics and business intelligence tools to deliver meaningful and actionable information.
Kissel received a master’s degree in business from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Western Illinois University. He also earned various certifications from the Illinois Banker’s Graduate School of Banking.
About Ameris Bank
Ameris Bank, headquartered in Moultrie, Ga., has more than $6 billion in assets. Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, is traded on the NASDAQ under ABCB. Ameris Bank is focused on creating a distinctly different way of helping customers manage and make the most of their money, offering a full range of services, including traditional banking and lending products and solutions, treasury and cash management services, and mortgage and refinancing solutions. https://www.amerisbank.com/