Small Business Assistance Corporation Hires Edward S. Cox, III as Lending and Business Development Officer

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

The Small Business Assistance Corporation, a Community Development Financial Institution, recently announced it has hired Edward S. (Ed) Cox, III, as a lending and business development officer. In that role, he will be responsible for the production of small business loans, including origination, credit analysis, servicing and collection.
“We are pleased to welcome Ed to our team at SBAC,” said Tony O’Reilly, SBAC president. “He brings a wealth of banking and lending knowledge, and will prove to be an invaluable asset for small businesses in this area.”
Before joining SBAC, Cox worked as vice president of commercial lending for Bank of the Ozarks, a commercial bank headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., and as a commercial lending officer for more than 10 years with The Savannah Bank, N.A. Prior to banking, he worked as credit manager of the Georgia Ports Authority and, later, was appointed president of the GPA Credit Union.   
Cox, who received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Savannah State University, has also completed various educational and training courses related to commercial real estate, advanced financial analysis, and business law.