Steve Kemp, a longtime Northwest Georgia banker, has retired as CEO of United Community Bank in Northwest Georgia.  His retirement was made official at the end of December.

Kemp started his career in 1972 at Rome Bank and Trust and worked at several area Rome banks before winding up with First Floyd Bank – which is now United Community Bank.

United Community Banks in Northwest Georgia include seven locations in Floyd, Bartow and Chattooga Counties.

Kemp will continue to serve on the board of directors for United Community Bank.

United Community Bank has two branches in Chattooga County, in Trion and Summerville.