Business Portfolio 2/9/14

McAfee joins local banking boards

William McAfee (Special photo)

William McAfee (Special photo)


Sarah Finney Kjellin (Special photo)


William “Jay” McAfee, M.D., was recently named to the boards of directors for Community Capital Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiary AB&T National Bank.

A native of Albany and graduate of Albany High School, McAfee attended the University of Georgia where he received a bachelor’s degree in biology. He then attended the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, and later completed an internship at the University of Florida. Following a residency in radiation oncology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, McAfee returned to Albany and joined Radiation Oncology Associates at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital as a board-certified radiation oncologist. Jay’s wife, Bethany, is also an Albany native. They have two children.

McAfee’s father, the late Billy McAfee, was a founding director of the bank. AB&T National Bank opened its doors in 1999 as Albany Bank & Trust.


Sarah Finney Kjellin was recently named partner at the local law firm of Watson Spence, LLP.

Kjellin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Florida State University, cum laude, in 2004. She received her law degree from the Florida State University College of Law in 2007 and joined the Watson Spence firm as an associate

Kjellin previously served as a law clerk in the White Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in Washington, D.C. She now maintains a litigation practice with a concentration in matters of complex commercial, estate and fiduciary, and general civil litigation.

Kjellin is a member of the Bar, having previously served as the president of the Albany Area Young Lawyers Division and on the Dougherty Circuit Bar Association Executive Committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division and is a 2010 graduate of its Leadership Academy. She is also a member of the Florida Bar.

Kjellin is also a member of a number of community groups, including Emerge Albany and the Junior League of Albany, acting as its Public Affairs Chair. Sarah also serves on the Executive Committee for the Junior Leagues of Georgia State Public Affairs Committee. She was previously named one of Albany’s top 40-under-40 by The Albany Herald.

She and her husband, Marc, are members of First United Methodist Church. They have two children, Andrew and Asher.