DEMOREST, Ga. – R. Allen Smith of Cornelia has been elected to serve on the Hospital Authority of Habersham County.

A graduate of Georgia State University and the Louisiana State University School of Banking, Smith’s career included serving as Vice President of North Carolina National Bank/Bank of America, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Gainesville/First Century Bank and Habersham Bancorp as well as serving as an Associate Examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). 

Allen currently serves on the First Century Bank Board of Directors and the Habersham County Development Authority.  He is a past member of the Habersham County School Board and is a Private Pilot and a U.S. Navy Veteran who served during the Vietnam War.   

He and his wife Sarah have three children and six grandchildren.