Teresa Coarsey Lasseter Named to South Georgia Banking Company Board of Directors
Pait Willis, Chairman of the South Georgia Banking Company recently announced the election of Teresa Lasseter to the bank’s Board of Directors. She is a Moultrie resident, a Tift County native, and recently completed service as the Administrator of the USDA’s Farm Service Agency.
“Selecting Teresa to the bank’s board was an outstanding and timely decision,” said Bob Montgomery, City President of South Georgia Banking Company’s Moultrie Office. She understands the ag economy of our market area extremely well because most of her career has been in that industry. She began with county FSA offices, then moved up to serve as the state’s FSA executive director, and was most recently the administrator of the agency in Washington D.C.” Montgomery continued, “She has actively served in her community through many leadership positions, is well respected, and will bring new energy and enthusiasm to the bank’s mission.”
Lasseter is a graduate of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) and in 2006 was recognized as an ABAC Outstanding Distinguished Alumnus. She has served on the Georgia Ports Authority and South Georgia Business for Economic Development boards, chaired the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce in 1999, and is past executive director of Georgia Agrirama Development Authority. Community involvement includes membership in the First Presbyterian Church, Sunset County Club, ABAC’s President Club and the National Society of the Colonial Dames.
“I’m honored to serve with people I’ve known and respected all my life; the board members are businessmen who care about the community and want to see continued growth in South Georgia. I am very happy to be part of such a group” said Lasseter. “I’ve been very fortunate that my career has allowed me to meet and work with so many who have my love and appreciation of the agrarian life.”
Teresa is married to Willard Lasseter and in her free time enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her granddaughter, Tess.