Leonard H. Bateman Jr.

EVP & Chief Credit Officer at Colony Bank

Leonard H. (“Lenny”) Bateman, Jr., has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer since June 1, 2020. He joined Colony Bank as Senior Vice President and Senior Credit Officer through the merger of Colony Bank and Calumet Bank in May 2019. Bateman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Calumet Bank from 2012 until the merger, having joined Calumet Bank as Senior Vice President – Chief Lending Officer and one of the founding officers of Calumet Bank in 2007. Bateman’s banking experience spans nearly 25 years in various positions of increasing responsibility with banks throughout Georgia. He is a past board member of the Community Bankers Association and the Community Bankers Committee of the Georgia Bankers Association. Additionally, he has held past positions on the board of the Troup/Chambers County Habitat for Humanity serving as both Treasurer and Chairman and has served on the West Georgia Medical Center Foundation committee.


  • EVP & Chief Credit Officer

    Current role

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