Steve Holcomb is a life-long resident of Cherokee County. He graduated from Cherokee High School, Georgia State University, Georgia Banking School of UGA and Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. He is married to the former Cindy Weatherby, and they have twin daughters and two grandchildren.
Steve has been in the banking profession for 37 years and is currently CEO/President of the Cherokee County Offices of United Community Bank. Steve also manages United’s Commercial Lending Group for NW Metro Atlanta. He began his banking career at Commercial Bank of Cobb County and then joined Bank of Canton in 1980. While at Bank of Canton, he served as President of the bank until its merger with Wachovia Bank in 2000. He then served as Senior Vice President and Cherokee County Executive through June 30, 2002. In February, 2003, Steve joined Southern National Bank as President and Chief Operations Officer, and in January of 2006, he was elected the CEO/President. In December, 2006, Southern National Bank merged with United Community Bank.
Steve has been a member of the Development Authority of Cherokee County since 1983, and presently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Development Authority of Cherokee County and the Chairman of the Cherokee County Development Authority. He is also a member of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce where he has served as a past Chairman. He was on the Board of Directors of Appalachian Technical College for over 20 years where he served as Chairman of the Board for many years until the completion of the college’s merger with Chattahoochee Technical College in 2009. Steve also serves on the Reinhardt University Board of Ambassadors. Steve is a Leadership Georgia alumni, a member of the Canton Lions Club, and a member of the Georgia Economic Developers Association where he was named “Volunteer of the Year for 2008”.