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BankSouth Board Member, Kay Ford, Featured in GeorgiaTrend

Jun 21, 2024 News
kay ford first chairwoman of seda

Georgia Trend magazine recently caught up with one of our esteemed members of our Savannah Board of Advisors, Kay Ford, to gain insights into what she has been up to lately. Kay Ford is the former Chief Banking Officer for BankSouth. She joined after retiring from SunTrust, where she was a senior executive in the Savannah area. Following her retirement from BankSouth, Kay remains an active member of the community where she serves as Chair of the BankSouth Savannah Advisory Committee. She was most recently named Woman of the Year by the United Way of the Coastal Empire, and currently serves as the first-ever woman chair of the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA).

In this Q&A Kay discusses her journey as a career banker and her contributions and passion for serving the Savannah community. The article delves into how Kay chose her field, tracing her career path from beginning up through the current day.

A few questions that Kay was asked during the discussion:

  • How did you come to a career in banking in Savannah?
  • What was most helpful during your career as you worked your way up from teller to president and CEO?
  • What drives your involvement in Savannah?
  • What are your goals as chair or SEDA?
  • Tell us about your recognition as Woman of the Year 2023.
  • What do you hope for in Savannah?

Kay shares stories of pivotal moments and decisions that shaped her professional life, highlighting the experiences that led her to where she is today. Beyond her impressive career, Kay is deeply involved in her community. Her commitment to making a positive impact is evident through various initiatives and projects they support, and her recent accomplishment of being named 2023’s Woman of the Year by the United Way of the Coastal Empire, as well as appointed as the first woman Chairperson of SEDA, in the organization’s 99-year history.

Head over to GeorgiaTrend to read the full article and learn more about Kay Ford and her remarkable journey.

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