A Glynn County native, Mike Hodges has a long history of community service.

“I have spent a lifetime building relationships and trying my best to make this area a better place to live, work and raise a family.”

Mike’s community service has included:

  • Current Chair of the Coastal Community Health Board
  • Current Finance Chair for the Coastal Georgia Historical Society
  • Current Board Member of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation
  • Current Board Member for the Southeast Georgia Health System
  • Past Chair and Current Board Member of the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority
  • Past President and Current Member of the Brunswick Kiwanis Club
  • Past Chair of the United Way of Glynn County
  • Past Chair of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society
  • Past Chair and Board Member of the Jekyll Island Authority
  • Past Chair and Board Member of the College of Coastal Georgia Foundation
  • Past Chair of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Board Member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce
  • Graduate of Leadership Glynn
  • Graduate of Leadership Georgia

A proud member of the Brunswick High School Class of 1971, he earned his BBA (Bachelor’s of Business Administration) in Banking and Finance from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. Mike also received additional degrees from the UGA School of Banking and The Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware.

A founding director and senior officer of the First Bank of Brunswick, in 1996 he was named CEO. The bank was then acquired by Ameris Bancorp in 2001, where he now serves as the President of the Southeast Georgia Coastal Market, which covers Glynn, Camden, Liberty, and Ware Counties.

Mike Hodges is not only community-focused, he is family-focused.

Married 38 years to his wife Dana, they have two grown sons and are very excited about the arrival of their first grandchild this summer.


“As a volunteer on many local boards, my priorities have been expanding healthcare services, improving education and boosting economic development. I would like to use my experience to make a difference in the General Assembly. I will be ready and able to serve my constituents and senate district on day one.”