Len Dorminey, HeritageBank CEO

About HeritageBank


From DAY ONE, HeritageBank of the South is committed to 
offering superior service and innovative products to our customers. 
Since 1955, we have been lending our strength and investing in 
local businesses and families. We are a hometown bank and 
believe in local decisions made by local people.

From our hometown to yours, HeritageBank of the South
…there for you then….here for you now.


Len Dorminey l Chief Executive Officer

  • Our History
  • Our Community
  • HeritageBank News
  • Career Opportunities
  • Investor Relations

Our History

For the past 55 years, HeritageBank of the South has built a rich history in Southwest Georgia. Since opening our doors in 1955 as AGE Credit Union, we have been blessed with substantial growth, expanding into new markets in Georgia, Florida and Alabama. 

Our first venture outside our hometown of Albany was in 2008 when we joined the Ocala, Florida, community. The following year, we acquired The Tattnall Bank, expanding into East Georgia and opening eight additional branches in the area. Our next acquisitions of Citizens Bank of Effingham and First Southern National Bank resulted in five branch openings. We then expanded into Alabama, purchasing several branches in Birmingham and Auburn. 

Currently, HeritageBank of the South serves its market areas through 27 full-service branch locations, 14 mortgage offices and 4 investment offices. Despite our growth, we haven’t lost sight of our mission. We are a hometown bank serving hometown communities. And, we will continue to grow in the best interest of our customers and shareholders.  


Looking Back to the Beginning of HeritageBank  

1955 l AGE Credit Union opens at the Marine Corps Logistics
          Base in Albany, Georgia

2001 l Converts to a savings bank

2002 l Forms Heritage Financial Group

2005 l Heritage Financial completes first public stock offering

2006 l Opens a temporary branch in Ocala, Florida, before opening two  
          permanent branches in 2008

2009 l Purchases branches in Lake City, Florida, Reidsville and 
          Collins, Georgia

2010 l Purchases branches in Statesboro (2), Adel, 
           Hazlehurst and Baxley, Georgia

2011 l Purchases branches in Springfield, Guyton, Port Wentworth
           and Rincon, Georgia. Acquires a third location in Statesboro.

2012 l Purchases branches in Auburn, Alabama, and Macon, Georgia

2013 l Opens a branch in Valdosta, Georgia; purchases branches from 
          FDIC in Chelsea, Childersburg, Pelham, Payton, Sylacauga, and 
          Valley, Alabama, and LaGrange, Georgia


Our Community

At HeritageBank of the South, our strength is built on the communities we serve. Sponsorships, donations and volunteerism are several ways we support our communities. However, we take the most pride in providing our own creative and educational events to enrich and enhance the lives of our customers and community.


Every year, 10 million Americans become victims of identity theft, the most prevalent, fastest growing crime in the nation. The reason— personal information is easy to obtain and identity thieves are difficult to catch. Fortunately, identity theft can be prevented by shredding your personal documents. Each spring, HeritageBank of the South teams with local shredding companies, ShredEx and UltraShred Technologies, to offer a free day of shredding for each of our communities. Everyone is invited to bring paper documents such as tax records and bank statements, which will be shredded on the spot by professionals. It’s our way of providing a much needed community service as well as educating our customers on the prevalence of identity theft.

Teach Children to Save

At HeritageBank, we know learning goes past the classroom. In coordination with the American Bankers Association, HeritageBank has joined the battle for financial literacy. We believe it is our duty to help children and parents become more fiscally responsible. For the past three years, we have sponsored “Teach Kids to Save Day” at area elementary schools. Our curriculum teaches vital saving skills. Each child receives a ceramic piggy bank to personalize and design. Our belief is the lesson in saving rings more true when children have a tangible connection to the concept. Community response has been tremendous. Each year more schools request to be included. More than 2,000 to date have participated.

Sponsorships and Events

In addition, HeritageBank of the South is a proud supporter of many events, non-profit organizations and activities in the communities we serve.  Interested in HeritageBank sponsoring your event, complete the provided Sponsorship Request Form.

HeritageBank News

Press Releases

HeritageBank's Annual Community Shred-A-Thon

April 12, 2014, 9AM-12PM. Open to the public, the Shred-A-Thon is a free service for our communities. Events will be held at the following branch locations:

  • Albany, GA (Main office on Westover Blvd.)
  • Rincon, GA
  • Valdosta, GA
  • Chelsea, AL
HeritageBank's Annual College Scholarships 

HeritageBank of the South is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities for students living within the Bank’s service areas. A total of six scholarships valued at $1,000 each will be awarded – one per region and one to a dependent of a HeritageBank of the South team member.  

Scholarship Guide
Scholarship Application


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Career Opportunities

At HeritageBank of the South, we believe our greatest assets are our people. We pride ourselves on providing the highest standard of individualized service. We strive to put our customers first and seek potential employees who will do the same.

Excellent Benefits 

HeritageBank is a community bank that offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees including:

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • 401(K) Savings Plan
  • Flexible spending program for medical and/or child care expenses
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays
  • Education tuition assistance
  • Career advancement opportunities

Click HERE to view available positions in your area. 


HeritageBank of the South provides an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, genetics, medical history, disability, age, or veteran status.

Investor Relations

Our success is measured in the success of those we serve. HeritageBank of the South is committed to building strong investor relations by maintaining a strong deposit base and solid lending practices. Through innovative banking products and uncompromising customer service, HeritageBank of the South will continue to build success in the communities we serve.

Board of Directors

HeritageBank of the South’s Board of Directors are leaders from all walks of life. Business owners, military officers, accountants and professors, our Board is comprised of accomplished professionals who have each achieved remarkable success in their own lives. Their combined knowledge and experience bring yet another layer of security to HeritageBank of the South.

Meet the Board of Directors


Heritage Financial Group

Heritage Financial Group, Inc. is the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, a community-oriented bank serving Georgia and North Florida. As of September 30, 2011, the Company reported total assets of approximately $1.1 billion and total stockholders' equity of approximately $124 million. 

If you’d like to become a member of Heritage Financial Group, click here for more information.

Annual Report to Stockholders