The Board of Directors of Southeastern Bank is pleased to announce the election of Jay Torbert as Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2022. Torbert has served as a director and President of the Bank since July 2021 and as Chief Financial Officer since July 2011. The transition of CEO responsibilities is a natural progression as current CEO Con Holland continues to scale back on his day-to-day responsibilities at the Bank. Holland will remain a director and officer of the Bank, assisting lenders as Chief Credit Officer.
Torbert was also elected to the Board of Directors of the Bank’s parent company, Southeastern Banking Corporation, and promoted to President & CEO of the parent company effective April 1. Holland will remain on the Southeastern Banking Corporation Board.
Holland stated, “The appointment of Jay as CEO is another step in the Bank’s transition to the future. The Bank is fortunate to have someone of Jay’s caliber and skills at its helm. I am confident that our brightest days are ahead.”
Torbert is a licensed CPA and graduate of Valdosta State University and the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He has nearly 29 years of combined professional experience in banking, finance and accounting.
A native of Albany, Georgia, Torbert and his wife Jeannine currently reside on St. Simons with their three children – Matthew and Jacob, both attending the University of Georgia, and Sara Grace, a senior at Glynn Academy. Jay is a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Board member and Past President of the Golden Isles Rotary Club, and Executive Board member of the Coastal Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Commenting on his appointment, Torbert stated, “I am excited about the future and look forward to building on the successes that have been the hallmark of our Bank since 1888.”
About Us: Southeastern Bank, established in 1888, has a long history of serving its customers and communities. From checking accounts and loans to investments and more, Southeastern Bank has the financial products you need most. Southeastern Bank has 10 locations throughout coastal Georgia and northeast Florida that include Brunswick, Callahan, Darien, Eulonia, Folkston, Hilliard, Kingsland, Nahunta, Richmond Hill and St. Simons Island.