Chair, GBA Asset/Liability Management Committee
South Coast Bank & Trust
Q: What was your first job, and was there a lesson you learned there that you still use today?
A: My first job was at Raintree Golf Course in Thomaston, GA. I learned at an early age that accomplishing your tasks in a timely manner is key to achieving recognition for your work.
Q: Tell us a little bit about your career journey.
A: Out of college, I spent a short time in Albany, GA, working as a teller at Ameris Bank. From there, we moved to LaGrange, GA, where I was the Controller for Calumet Bank for seven years. In March 2019 I accepted the role as Controller for South Coast Bank in Brunswick, GA.
Q: What’s your favorite part of your job?
A: As far as the true aspect of the job, my favorite part is being able to achieve a set goal knowing you got there in the most efficient way possible. Also, the relationships you create with those you work with every day. So far in my young career, I have had the privilege of working with some great banking families across the state of Georgia.
Q: How has involvement with GBA and its educational programs affected your career?
A: I owe a great deal of credit for my career advancement to the GBA. I have created friendships that will endure outside of banking. The GBA’s conferences, roundtables and other events have made this possible.
Q: If you weren’t working in banking, what would you be doing instead, or what would your life be like?
A: I think going into banking was, in a way, writing on the wall for me. I am lucky to have a father who is a career banker and has always been there to advise me on my career path. If I wasn’t in banking, I feel I would have ended up in the golf industry somehow. Ever since I was 10 years old, golf has been a passion I won’t let go, no matter how aggravating it can be.