SAVANNAH — The Coastal Bank’s executive vice president and chief operating officer Jim LaHaise has been officially named to the Savannah Technical College Foundation Board of Directors.
As part of Savannah Tech’s board of directors, LaHaise will help shape the vision and the future of this leading regional technical college.
“Savannah Technical College serves as an outstanding educational resource for the community and has a bright future ahead,” said LaHaise. “I truly believe in the importance of education and am delighted to give back to the community by serving on the board of directors of this impressive educational institution.”
A seasoned banking professional with 22 years of experience, LaHaise worked as the executive vice president for sales and performance management with RBC Centura Bank in Atlanta before joining The Coastal Bank in 2007. He also worked in Savannah’s banking industry from 1996 to 2000, serving as the senior vice president of sales and service for AmeriBank and as president of Middle Georgia Banking for Century South.
A native of Crookston, Minn., LaHaise is a 1983 graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, in Charleston. He currently resides in Ardsley Park with his wife and their two children.
About Coastal Bank
Locally owned by Coastal Bankshares, Inc., The Coastal Bank provides a full range of financial services, specializing in small business, consumer banking and real estate lending.
Headquartered on Johnson Square in Savannah, this successful community bank has been serving the greater Savannah area since 1954. The Coastal Bank has an operations center in Pooler and five branches in coastal Georgia. For more information about The Coastal Bank, please call (912) 201-4934 or visit www.thecoastalbank.com online.
Savannah Technical College, the region’s leading provider of market-driven, quality technical and adult education, has been meeting the needs of its community for more than 75 years.
Building on a tradition of partnership, pride and service, the college serves 4,000 students each quarter in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties, offering more than 50 certificate, diploma and associate degree programs in fields ranging from automotive technology to surgical technology and from marketing to computer information systems to culinary arts and beyond.
For more information about Savannah Technical College, please visit www.savannahtech.edu online.