Oconee Financial in Watkinsville, Ga., has named a former Atlanta-area banker its new chief executive.

The $314-million asset parent of Oconee State Bank appointed Neil Stevens as president and CEO of both units. Stevens succeeded Amrey Harden, who retired in July after a 22-year stint as CEO.

Stevens was previously president and organizer of the $399 million-asset KeyWorth Bank in Johns Creek, Ga. Renasant Corp. in Tupelo, Miss., acquired KeyWorth in April.

Stevens is expected to be named to Oconee State Bank’s board on Oct. 24.

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