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Garrett Named Rural Financial Literacy Program Coordinator

Published on April 06, 2022

Garrett Named Rural Financial Literacy Program Coordinator

Merritt Garrett has been named At Work Banking and Financial Literacy Program Coordinator of Queensborough's rural region.

Merritt previously held the position as Administrative Assistant to the Chief Operations Officer and the Operations Department of Queensborough in Louisville.  She has over 30 years of experience in the role of Executive Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Office Manager, Property Manager and Personal Assistant.  She has worked in various industries such as Valuation, Assets and Estate Planning, Commercial Real Estate Investment and Management, Fast Casual Dining Franchisee Management, Library Systems and Operations as well as Single and Multi-Family Residential Construction/Remodeling.


Additionally, Merritt is a photographer and mixed-media artist.  She has over 20 years working in photography, acrylics, oils, resins and welding/forging/metal works.  Self-taught, her clients include The Coca~Cola Company, Fox Films, Georgia C.A.S.A. and private collectors.  She is the current President of the Arts Guild of Jefferson County and the Director and Curator of Gallery 1923 located in the Queensborough Corporate Offices lobby, housing 25 plus artists in Louisville’s first permanent art gallery.


"Financial literacy equates to empowerment for those who pursue it. As such, one of our goals as a community bank is to help as many as possible within our communities receive these life changing insights. This is why we couldn’t be more excited to have Merritt join our growing team. Her unique talents will undoubtedly help even more to receive these transformational benefits" Dagan Sharpe, Queensborough Senior Vice President, Regional Banking Manager.


Founded in 1902, Queensborough National Bank & Trust Co. is Georgia’s community bank with more than 27 locations throughout Georgia. Queensborough was named Best Small Bank in Georgia for 2021 by Newsweek and is currently celebrating 120 years of community banking. For more information, visit and find Queensborough on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.

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Author: Sarah Beth McMillan

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