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Officers

JJ Shah, Chairman & CEO


Dr. J.J. Shah, MD is chief executive officer (CEO) of Touchmark National Bank, a growing community bank in metro Atlanta. Dr. Shah is an accomplished surgeon and business executive with wide-ranging experience in banking, finance and real estate. 

He has been a director since inception and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Touchmark National Bank and Touchmark Bancshares, Inc. since 2010. The institution has enjoyed continuous growth under his leadership. 

He previously served as a Director at Verity Bank, which was sold at a profit to Community & Southern Bank (now Bank of the Ozarks). 

He is also President of Gwinnett Clinic, a multi-specialty medical group founded in 1983. 


Kellie Pressnall, E.V.P & Chief Financial Officer 


Kellie Pressnall has been with Touchmark since inception. She joined the Bank in December 2007 as the Controller and held that position until she was promoted to Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in July 2013 of both Touchmark National Bank and Touchmark Bancshares. Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Pressnall was the Controller at North Atlanta National Bank in Alpharetta, GA. Ms. Pressnall has been in the financial services industry, specifically community banking, for her entire career. Ms. Pressnall graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgia State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance.


Trae Dorough, E.V.P & Chief Lending Officer 


Trae Dorough joined Touchmark National Bank in August 2012 as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, bringing over 25 years of community banking experience to the bank. In July 2013, Mr. Dorough was promoted to Executive Vice President.

Preceding his appointment at Touchmark National Bank, Mr. Dorough served in various executive roles in community banks throughout Georgia, including successful endeavors in the areas of lending, management, and administration.  

Mr. Dorough graduated from Georgia Southwestern University in Americus, GA with a BBA in Accounting and went on to become a graduate of Stonier Graduate School of Banking at University of Pennsylvania. 

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Hank Almquist, E.V.P & Chief Operating Officer 


Hank joined Touchmark National Bank as Chief Operating Officer in 2018. Prior to joining the company, Hank was a banker at Chase Bank in New York and in Georgia at Citicorp and Cornerstone Bank. Preceding his time as President of Cornerstone Bank, Hank was Executive Vice president and Chief Financial Officer for John C. Portman, Jr at AMC, Inc. ("Americasmart"). His education includes both a B.A. and M.B.A from Duke University.