Southwest Georgia Financial announced that chairman Michael J. McLean retired from the board and that current directors Roy H. Reeves and Cecil H. Barber were elected chairman and vice chairman, respectively. With the retirement, the board of directors is now comprised of eight directors, six of whom have been determined to be independent directors. "Michael has served as our Chairman since 2006 and during that time he provided critical leadership to the Board as the Company embarked on a number of strategic priorities and actions that allowed us to achieve record asset size and earnings per share in 2016. As a result of Michael's counsel and support, we are positioned for even greater success in the future," commented DeWitt Drew, President and CEO. "On behalf of the Board, the Company, and the entire Southwest Georgia Bank team, we thank Michael for his dedicated service and wish him well in his retirement."