ATLANTA, June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of CoastalSouth Bancshares, Inc. ("CoastalSouth") and Coastal States Bank ("CSB") announced that it has added a new director, L. Scott Askins. Scott is experienced in scaling companies and driving key operating strategies of organic and acquisitive growth.
"Throughout Scott's career, she has successfully executed over 50 strategic transactions in three separate industries – FinTech, SaaS, and Healthcare," said Steve Stone, President and Chief Executive Officer of CoastalSouth and CSB. "As a trusted board advisor to global, early- and late-stage private and public companies, she brings over 20 years of C-Suite experience in effectuating stockholder value creation through expertise in corporate finance, director-shareholder engagement, governance, compliance, and risk management."
Scott currently serves as the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary for Kabbage, An American Express Company. Before assuming her role at Kabbage, she spent over a decade as an executive at Premiere Global Services.
Scott previously served on the board of the Innovative Lending Platform Association (ILPA), a leading trade organization representing online lending and service companies serving small businesses. She is a frequent speaker on topics such as corporate finance, governance, compliance, company culture and inclusion and diversity. Scott was named on The Legal 500 GC Powerlist: U.S. for 2019 and received an Atlanta Business Chronicle Corporate Counsel Dealmaker award in 2021.
Scott holds a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law, a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Clemson University.
About Coastal States Bank
Coastal States Bank builds relationships by providing a full range of banking services designed for businesses, their owners, and individuals looking for a local banking partner. CSB has a community banking presence in the Lowcountry of South Carolina (Hilton Head Island and Bluffton), Savannah, and Atlanta, and serves communities across the country through its Government Guaranteed Lending, Seniors Housing, and Mortgage Banker Finance lines of business. As of March 31, 2021, CSB had approximately $1.2 billion in total assets.
CSB is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CoastalSouth Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: COSO).
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