Savannah Team

Coastal States Bank is committed to bringing community banking back to Savannah.  Our local team is not only contributing to the local community through providing banking solutions for businesses, but also through raising families and community involvement.  Our fresh take on community banking includes quick local responses and efficient banking solutions.  Our local people are our greatest asset.  Commercial Lending Solutions paired with private banking solutions for the professional community gives CSB Savannah something to be proud of.  We are Local. And Proud Of It.

MEET THE TEAM

Brian Smith
Savannah Regional President
339 Martin Luther King  Jr. 
Savannah, GA 31401
Office: (912) 400-5271
Mobile: (912) 667-9191
NMLS# 1014183
Brian brings 19 years of industry experience to his position as Regional President of Savannah at CSB.  Brian specializes in leading the Savannah Market in commercial lending and treasury services.  Brian is an active member of the community and has served on the boards of multiple organizations including Interfaith Hospitality Network, Community Housing Service Authority, Savannah Tech Advisory Board, and The Next Generation Advisory Board. Brian is a graduate of both Leadership Savannah and Leadership Georgia and enjoys outdoor activities with his family in his spare time.

Mark Kay
Commercial Lending
339 Martin Luther King  Jr. 
Savannah, GA 31401
Office: (912) 400-5287
Mobile: (315) 807-9091
Mark Kay brings over 30 years of experience to his position as Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Relationship Manager at CSB. He received a degree in accounting from Niagara University and also attended Advanced Commercial Lending University at Buffalo in New York. Kay is currently pursuing a Masters of Theology/Divinity from St. Leo University for ordination to the role of Permanent Deacon within the Catholic Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina. He is a regional board member for Junior Achievement of Georgia and also attends St. Gregory The Great Catholic Church, where he is a choir member and a youth teen core member. In his spare time, Kay enjoys exercising with F3 Nation, golf, and music ministry. 

Sarah Martin
Commercial Banker
339 Martin Luther King  Jr. 
Savannah, GA 31401
Office: (912) 400-5286 
Mobile: (912) 663-7826
Sarah brings 13 years of industry experience to her position as Commercial Banker at CSB.  Sarah specializes in commercial lending and treasury services for the Savannah office.  Sarah has served in multiple volunteer capacities for organizations such as the Savannah Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Council, Savannah Jaycees, Savannah AMBUCS, the American Diabetes Association, Junior Achievement, and the Emerging Leadership Council.  Sarah received the President’s Bronze Volunteer Service Award in 2018 as a recognition for the number of community service hours she has completed during her professional career.


Kate Rott
Commercial Banker
339 Martin Luther King  Jr. 
Savannah, GA 31401
Office: (912) 400-5274
Mobile: (912) 250-4356
NMLS# 1297534

Kate brings 11 years of industry experience to her position as Commercial Banker at CSB.  Kate specializes in commercial lending and treasury services for the Savannah office.  Kate is an active member of the community and currently serves on the Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) Loan Committee, the Savannah Technical College Community Council, and is a former member of the Savannah Triathlon Club. Kate enjoys cycling and participating in triathlons. She completed an Ironman distance competition in 2014 in less than 12.5 hours.