Robert Hatcher

Robert F. Hatcher

Chairman, MidCountry Financial Corp.

Vice President of Capital and Strategic Planning
MidCountry Financial Corp.

Robert F. Hatcher served as President/Chief Executive Officer and Director of MidCountry Financial Corp. from 2002 to 2016. Hatcher was the President of First Liberty Bank from 1988 to 1990, and President and Chief Executive Officer of that bank and its parent, First Liberty Financial Corp., from 1990 until its merger with BB&T in 2000. Prior to joining First Liberty, Hatcher worked for 27 years in various positions with Trust Company Bank (now SunTrust). Throughout his career, Hatcher has been extensively involved in numerous civic organizations. He was appointed by the governor as Co-Chairman of the Commission for a New Georgia, and is a past member and past Chairman for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Additionally, he is Chairman of 1st Century Partnership Foundation and sits on the boards of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Research Alliance and the U.S. Ski Team Foundation. He is an honorary Lifetime Member of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, which named him its 2005 Citizen of the Year.

Community Involvement

  • Chairman, 21st Century Foundation Board, 2012-present
  • Board of Trustees, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, 2007—present
  • Co-Chairman, Commission for a New Georgia, 2003—2010
  • Member, Board of Regents, University System of Georgia, 2006—2012, Vice-Chairman 2008—2009, Chairman 2009—2010
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Mercer University, 2009-2014
  • Chairman, Stratford Academy Board — 1982-1983
  • Member, Board of Directors, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, 1991—present, Chairman 2002
  • Chairman, Leadership Georgia — 1974
  • Founder and Chairman, Leadership Macon — 1979
  • Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, New Town Macon, 1997—present, Treasurer 1997—2007
  • Chairman, Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce — 1990
  • Member, Board of Directors, Community Foundation of Central Georgia — 1993-2002, Chairman 2002-2004

Recognition

  • Banking Executive of the Year, American Business Awards Bronze Medal, 2012
  • National Governors Association Service Award, 2010
  • Honorary Lifetime Member, Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Georgia Frederick B. Kerr Alumni Service Award, 1982
  • Leadership Macon Alumni Service Award, 1990
  • Non-Alumni Service Award, Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Georgia, Terry College, 2005
  • Citizen of the Year, Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce, 2005
  • Local Award, ABA Bankers News Weekly
  • Named as one of Georgia Trend magazine's Most Influential Georgians: Notables, 2010 and 2011

Education

  • School of Banking of the South
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, University of Georgia