GNFCC Year in Review and Leadership Transition: An Interview with 2022 Chair James Holmes and 2023 Chair Danielle Cheung (GNFCC 400 Insider, Episode 82)
This episode of the GNFCC 400 Insider welcomed Danielle Cheung as the 2023 GNFCC Board Chair and offered gratitude to James Holmes for his service as the 2022 Chair. Along with host Kali Boatright, James and Danielle discussed the Chamber’s achievements for 2022, including the GACOC Award as Georgia Certified Chamber, 2023 goals established from strategic planning in 2022, the Chamber’s growth during the last year, and much more.
Danielle Cheung, 2023 GNFCC Chair, and Business Banking Atlanta Metro Market Executive, Bank of America
Danielle Cheung is Senior Vice President and Market Executive for Atlanta Metro Business Banking at Bank of America, which focuses on delivering financial solutions to middle market companies. She is accountable for business strategy/execution, sales performance and revenue growth. Danielle was recognized as a national Pinnacle Club winner in 2019 for market sales performance.
Danielle joined Bank of America in 2016 with over two decades of experience in commercial banking at JPMorgan Chase Bank. After completing a formal management training program in credit, she spent sixteen years as a senior relationship manager focused on the non-profit healthcare industry. Danielle also managed new hire training and campus recruiting nationally for commercial banking, after which she relocated from New York to Atlanta to run middle market business development in Georgia and Alabama.
Danielle is a member of Bank of America’s Atlanta Market Leadership team, which focuses on setting business and community engagement strategies across Metro Atlanta. In that capacity, she co-leads efforts around cross line of business client acquisition strategies. Danielle is Executive Sponsor for LEAD for Women, a network dedicated to promoting professional women’s development and has maintained a leadership role in the Business Banking Diversity & Inclusion Council.
Giving back to her community is a priority for Danielle. She currently serves as the Chair of the board of directors of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and sits on the Board of Directors of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (Chair Elect, 2023). Danielle mentors transitioning veterans and their families through American Corporate Partners and assists unemployed parishioners at her church with job search techniques and resume assistance.
Danielle has been heard on local radio and in print discussing the challenges of entrepreneurs and the Bank’s Atlanta market priorities. She was named the 2019 March of Dimes Woman of Distinction for achievement in the financial services sector and received the 2019 and 2020 President’s Volunteer Service Award from Points of Light for her contribution to the community. Danielle is also part of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2022.
Danielle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Science and Mathematics and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Pace University in New York. She resides in Johns Creek, Georgia with her husband Kamond and their three children (Elizabeth, 20; Gregory, 16; and Zachary, 13)
James Holmes, 2022 GNFCC Chair, and SVP & North Fulton Market President, Truist
James Holmes serves as the Market President for Northeast Atlanta encompassing Gwinnett, North Fulton & Forsyth Counties. James is responsible for overseeing the commercial banking team and integration of all other lines of business such as Wealth Management, Institutional Services, Insurance, Retail, & Capital Markets into the Northeast Atlanta Commercial Banking Group.
His focus is helping privately held corporations and non-profits with annual revenues of $5,000,000 – $75,000,000; by aiding them in areas of Capital Formation, Payment Solutions, and Risk Management. James is experienced in real estate transactions, asset-based lending, equipment financing, and leveraged financing transactions.
BB&T and SunTrust formed Truist with a shared purpose—to inspire and build better lives and communities. With our combined resources, collective passion, and commitment to innovation, we’re creating a better financial experience to help people and businesses achieve more. With 275 years of combined BB&T and SunTrust history,
Truist serves approximately 12 million households with leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country. The company offers a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending; and wealth management.
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is the sixth-largest commercial bank in the U.S.
About GNFCC and The GNFCC 400 Insider
The GNFCC 400 Insider is presented by the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) and is hosted by Kali Boatright, President and CEO of GNFCC. The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, member-driven organization comprised of over 1400 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions, and individuals. Their service area includes Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell and Sandy Springs. GNFCC is the leading voice on economic development, business growth and quality of life issues in North Fulton County.
The GNFCC promotes the interests of our members by assuming a leadership role in making North Fulton an excellent place to work, live, play and stay. They provide one voice for all local businesses to influence decision-makers, recommend legislation, and protect the valuable resources that make North Fulton a popular place to live.
For more information on GNFCC and its North Fulton County service area, follow this link or call (770) 993-8806. For more information on other GNFCC events such as this North Fulton Mayors Appreciation Lunch, follow this link.