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Sea Island Bank announces staff promotions for nine

Bank president Wayne Akins praises employees for dedication

    Sea Island Bank has announced several staff promotions in Statesboro, according to D. Wayne Akins, Jr., president and CEO.

"We are pleased to recognize these team members for their valuable contributions to our bank," Akins said. "Their enthusiasm and dedication have been instrumental in our bank's success, and we are grateful for their leadership."

Glenda Rogers, branch manager of Sea Island's Mall office, was named assistant vice president. Rogers joined Sea Island in 1974 and has worked in several capacities including the teller line, new accounts and proof operator. A Series 6 and 63 licensed insurance agent, Rogers serves on the board for the Exchange Club of Statesboro as well as the Good Samaritan Foundation. Members of First Baptist Church, Rogers and her husband, Glenn, have three children: Kelly, Brent and Kyle.

Debra Standridge was promoted to assistant vice president. Joining Sea Island in 2004, Standridge serves as branch manager of the Fair Road Office. Standridge is a member of Professional Women of Statesboro, the Statesboro Service League and the Camellia Garden Club. A member of First Baptist Church, Standridge has two sons, Chas and Scott, and two grandchildren.

Julie Anderson was named banking officer. Joining Sea Island in 2003, she has worked in several areas of the bank serving as a teller, personal banker, loan assistant and call center representative. A graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University, her new responsibilities will include consumer retail and small business lending. Previously a member of the Statesboro Service League, Anderson is a member of the Statesboro Exchange Club. She is also active in Sea Island's business development program. Members of First Baptist Church where she teaches Sunday school, Anderson and her husband, Greg, have two children: Jamie and Luke. In addition, Anderson is the current president of Portal Middle/High School's Academic Boosters.

Lora Bowen was appointed banking officer. She serves as assistant branch manager at Sea Island's main office. Previously she served as call center supervisor, customer service manager and a consumer lender. A member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Bowen is a member of the Emanuel County Institute Bulldog Club. She has two children, Nikki and David.

Debbie Johnson joined Sea Island in 1979 and was named banking officer. Previously a loan administrator, Johnson's new responsibilities will include supervising the preparation of consumer and small business loans as well as agriculture loans. A graduate of Statesboro High School, Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Georgia Southern. A member of Leefield Baptist Church, Johnson is involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She and her husband, Dwayne, have five children: Daniel, Jad, Heather, Brandi and Sarah; and three grandchildren.

Carroll Kirkland was appointed banking officer. A financial consultant for Synovus Securities Inc. since 1998, he is a registered investment adviser at Sea Island's new professional center located in Statesboro's Market District. A graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, he and his wife, Sandi, have one son, Bryant.

Tichina Osborn, call center manager, was elevated to banking officer. She joined Sea Island in 1996 as a teller and has experience in several areas of the bank. A member of Saint Mary's Missionary Baptist Church, Osborn and her husband, Cassius, have three children: Talmeshia, Cashonti and Juhwan.

Adrien Spandle was appointed assistant branch manager at Sea Island's Mall Office as well as banking officer. In addition to assisting with branch operations, Spandle also is involved with business development. A graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations, she is married to Mark Spandle.

Ashley Stanford was named banking officer. Most recently, Stanford was an assistant to executive vice president Gary Johnson. In her new position, she will serve as a lending officer.Stanford serves on the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors where she is co-chair of the Special Events Committee, a member of Professional Women of Statesboro and an active supporter of the local chapters of United Way, March of Dimes, American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association. Stanford and her husband, Scott, attend First Baptist Church where she is a Sunday School teacher. They have two children: Chandler and Blake.

Founded in 1901, Sea Island Bank is recognized as one of the oldest banks in southeast Georgia. With nine banking offices serving Bulloch, Candler, and Chatham counties, Sea Island Bank offers a wide array of services including, but not limited to, personal and commercial deposit products and lending, mortgage lending, trust and estate planning, and investments.

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