Capital City Bank Group Announces New Board Members

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capital City Bank Group announces Stanley W. Connally Jr., Eric Grant and Laura Johnson have joined its board of directors.

Stan Connally, chairman, president and CEO of Gulf Power Company, joins the Capital City Bank Group Board of Directors.

Eric Grant, president of Municipal Code Corporation (Municode), joins Capital City Bank Group Board of Directors.

Laura Johnson, founding artist and CEO of Coton Colors, joins the Board of Directors at Capital City Bank Group.

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“I am pleased with the new additions to the Capital City Bank Group Board of Directors. We value diversity of talent, knowledge and experience for the essential interplay of ideas and perspectives it brings to the table,” said William G. Smith Jr., chairman, president and CEO. “Each of these outstanding individuals is at the top of their respective businesses and contribute a wealth of knowledge I am confident will complement, strengthen and enhance the existing board.”

Stanley W. Connally Jr. (Stan), 47, is chairman, president and CEO of Gulf Power Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company, which is one of the largest producers of electricity in the United States. He began his career with Southern Company in 1989 as a co-op student at Georgia Power’s Plant Yates, and held positions of increasing responsibility in customer operations, sales and marketing, and power generation at Georgia Power, Mississippi Power and Alabama Power before being named president of Gulf Power in 2012. Connally earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He completed the Goizueta Executive Education Program at Emory University in 2004 and the Southern Company Senior Leadership Development Program in 2009. In addition to his service on the Capital City Bank Group Board of Directors, Connally serves on the boards of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Council of 100 and Enterprise Florida. He has also been appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to the Aerospace Alliance board, a four-state organization working to bring aviation-related jobs to the Gulf Coast and to Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc.

Eric Grant, 41, is president of Municipal Code Corporation (Municode), the nation’s largest provider of municipal solutions, serving over 4,100 clients in all 50 states. Grant joined the Municode team in 2007 and served as vice president of the Supplement Department until September of 2012. Under Grant’s skillful guidance as president, Municode has achieved increased levels of growth and successfully navigated several key acquisitions within Municode’s traditional line of business as well as into new verticals. Prior to receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia, Grant attended the United States Naval Academy and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service while serving as a member of the United States Marine Corps. In addition to being stationed in Virginia, Kentucky, California and abroad, Grant and his unit, the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, were deployed during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001. A devoted husband and father of four children, Grant also serves on the boards of the Community Foundation of North Florida and the United Way of the Big Bend.

Laura Johnson, 54, is founding artist and CEO of Coton Colors, a leading lifestyle brand in the giftware and home décor industries headquartered in Tallahassee, Fla. A third generation Miamian, Johnson first came to Tallahassee to pursue a degree in studio art at the Florida State University. Upon completion of her degree, she relocated with her husband to Atlanta, Ga., where she began a career in graphic design, but returned to Tallahassee in 1986 with dreams of owning her own business. Channeling her desire to design and market her own products, Johnson began the Coton Colors brand by making hand-dyed and painted cotton children’s clothing for her three daughters. With Johnson’s creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to fuel its growth, Coton Colors now offers a variety of product lines sold in more than 3,000 stores across the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom, Ireland and China.

About Capital City Bank Group, Inc.

Capital City Bank Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CCBG) is one of the largest publicly traded financial services companies headquartered in Florida and has approximately $2.8 billion in assets. The Company provides a full range of banking services, including traditional checking, savings and loan services, asset management, trust, mortgage banking, merchant services, bankcards, data processing and securities brokerage services. The Company's bank subsidiary, Capital City Bank, was founded in 1895 and has 66 full-service banking offices and 71 ATMs to serve 25 communities in the greater Tallahassee, Fla., Gainesville, Fla. and Macon, Ga. areas. For more information about Capital City Bank Group, Inc., visit

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