Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bobby Cox named chair of NorthSide Bank based in Adairsville

Media release: The board of directors of NorthSide Bank is pleased to announce Bobby Cox has been appointed chairman of the board of NorthSide Bank.

Since his retirement from the Atlanta Braves, Mr. Cox has decided to become more actively involved with the Bank. "The staff has been working so hard and the Board and I couldn't appreciate more what they've done" said Mr. Cox about the Bank. He continued, "We are a true Cinderella story, we were bent but not broken."

Mr. Cox is excited about the opportunities he sees for the Bank in our market. He has strong ties to Bartow County, not only with NorthSide Bank, but also with the new LakePoint Sports Complex project he is involved in. Plus, he spends much of his free time at his farm located for the past two decades in Adairsville.

Mr. Cox was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and began his baseball career with the Los Angeles Dodgers and attended Reedley Junior College in the off season. Mr. Cox played with the New York Yankees in 1968 and 1969 but retired as a player after the 1970 season due to injuries. Mr. Cox began his managerial career in 1971 in the minor leagues before Ted Turner hired Mr. Cox as the Atlanta Braves Manager in 1978. Mr. Cox signed with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1982 leading them to the team's first American League Division Championship in 1985. He returned to the Atlanta Braves in 1986 where he managed the Braves until his retirement following the 2010 season.

He has won Manager of the Year in both the American and National Leagues, and led the Braves to 13 consecutive National League Division Titles between 1991 and 2005, winning one World Series Championship in 1995. He is one of the top five "winningest" managers of all time.

"Mr. Cox has clearly demonstrated his ability to lead a winning team," said Mark Swanson – Acting President and CEO of NorthSide Bank. "We believe he can help lead our team at NorthSide Bank to victory as well." NorthSide Bank is a locally owned and managed community bank the main office is in Adairsville and other offices are in Cartersville and Calhoun.

No comments: