Lakeland Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Shara announced Thursday the addition of Bharat “BG” Nara to the Oak Ridge-based financial institution.
Nara brings more than 20 years of industry experience to his new role as first senior vice president and director of the Technology Services Group, which Lakeland said will charge him with managing operations, strategic planning and future designs for that department.
Nara most recently served as head of IT and security at MDC Partners in New York, Lakeland said. Before that, he served as deputy general manager and data center architect for CDS, a division of Omnicom Group.
According to the bank, Naran is a member of the Society for Information Management, International Information System Security Certificate Consortium and a volunteer with AmeriCares and Habitat for Humanity.