At the same time the Company announced that John C. Helmken II, the current President, will become President and CEO, effective December 1, 2006.
I look forward to his continued support of our Company as a director of our Bryan Bank subsidiary," said John Helmken II, President of The Savannah Bancorp.
We are delighted that John Helmken
has accepted the additional responsibilities of CEO.
We have complete confidence in John
ability to lead our Company to even greater success."
Mr. Helmken, age 43, has served as President and director of SAVB, President and CEO and a director of The Savannah Bank, N.A. (the "Bank") since January 2003.
Mr. Helmken served as President of the Bank in 2002, Executive Vice President in 2001 and Senior Vice President in the commercial lending area from 1997 through 2000.
He is also a director of Bryan Bank & Trust and Harbourside Community Bank.
Helmken has served the community through his involvement on numerous boards including Hospice Savannah (President), The Rotary Club of Savannah (President), Hospice Savannah Foundation (Chair), Savannah Community Foundation, Telfair Museum of Art, Georgia Historical Society Endowment, Community Housing Services Agency, Bethesda Home for Boys, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce as well as many others throughout his career.
He is a member of the Vestry of St. John's Episcopal Church in Savannah and a graduate of the University of Georgia, Leadership Savannah and Leadership Georgia.
John Helmken, President