First Banking Company of Southeast Georgia in Statesboro has hired Douglas E. Wren as executive vice president and chief operating officer, a newly created post, of its First Bulloch Bank and Trust.

He was also named a vice president of $380 million-asset First Banking.

Mr. Wren, who has 30 years' banking experience, was most recently president and chief executive officer of Regions Bank of South Georgia, the Albany, Ga., subsidiary of Regions Financial Corp. of Birmingham, Ala.

Before that he had been president and chief operating officer of First State Corp. of Albany and president and CEO of its First State Bank and Trust Co. Regions Financial bought First State Corp. this year.

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