Executive Team

  • Coxon2015David R Coxon

    David R. Coxon has over 40 years of banking experience. Starting as a paying and receiving teller he has held numerous positions in retail, commercial and administrative roles throughout his career. Over the last twenty five years his responsibilities have included Senior Lender, Chief Banking Officer, Chief Credit Officer and Chief Operating Officer. David joined Georgia Primary Bank in February 2012 as President and Chief Executive Officer.  David holds a BBA degree in accounting from Columbus State University and a master’s in Organizational Leadership and Management from Mercer University.

    David strongly supports community banking in the financial system because it remains the closest to serving the character of people and businesses. He believes banking is a people business never to be replaced by credit models and technology. The advances in services through technology has made the delivery of financial products and information easier for consumption and that is a positive in the fast pace of everyday life.

    Georgia Primary Bank is located in the heart of Atlanta’s most desired work and live community-Buckhead.  David encourages the opportunity to meet with on a personal basis. He can be reached at (404) 504-8302 or david.coxon@georgiaprimarybank.com.

  • Beaudette9323_8x10Phil B Beaudette

    Philip Beaudette is Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at Georgia Primary Bank, a $150 million community bank located in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, GA. In his current position he is responsible for client development and retention, loan origination and deposit services for the bank. From April 2011 until June 2014 he served as the bank’s Chief Credit Officer

    Prior to Georgia Primary Bank Phil was the Chief Credit Officer at FSG Bank (NASDAQ: FSGI), a $1.2 billion community bank headquartered in Chattanooga, TN. Phil spent most of his career with SunTrust Bank (NYSE: STI) holding positions in Atlanta, Nashville and Chattanooga, in commercial real estate lending, affordable multi-family housing, and commercial real estate special assets.

    Phil is a board member of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (REAIC), and a member of Risk Management Associates, the Georgia Bankers Association and the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI) and attended the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware. When not at work Phil can often be found with his wife, Barbara, navigating their powerboat in the waters of the Tennessee River around Chattanooga.

  • LeBow9325_8x10James E LeBow

    James E. LeBow joined the bank as Chief Credit Officer in June, 2014 bringing with him nearly 35 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining Georgia Primary, James held executive management positions at two other metro Atlanta community banks. Most recently he served seven years as Chief Credit Officer at Touchmark National Bank. From 1980 to 2004, James held various positions within SunTrust Bank, including Director of Risk Management for the Financial Institutions Division from 2002 to 2004. Throughout his career James has been actively involved in development efforts at the Westminster Schools and with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He is also a past board member of the Lando Land Company and is active in Northside United Methodist Church. James received his BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his MBA from Georgia State University. Outside of work, James enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, and golf.

  • Skelton3431_8x10Jane Skelton

    Jane Skelton joined the bank as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in November 2015. Jane has over 35 years of experience with financial institutions in the Atlanta market. In 2007, she joined Brookhaven Bank as Chief Financial Officer and remained in that capacity as the de novo bank grew and eventually sold to Georgia Commerce Bank in 2013. She served as Controller at Georgia Commerce Bank following the acquisition of Brookhaven and through the most recent merger of Georgia Commerce Bank into IBERIABANK in 2015. During her career in banking, Jane has served in a variety of finance and accounting positions. She has participated in start-up operations, as well as mergers and acquisitions, for community banks, national banks, and special purpose banks. Jane received a BS in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters of Professional Accountancy from Georgia State University. She graduated with honors from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jane holds a CPA license from the state of Georgia as well as membership in the Georgia Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.