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Queensborough Announces Leadership Promotions

Published on March 13, 2024

Queensborough Announces Leadership Promotions

Queensborough is proud to announce several leadership promotions, signifying the bank’s continued commitment to its core values and community focus.

Adam Harris is promoted to Augusta Region President and Senior Lending Officer. Harris has been with Queensborough for 18 years overseeing the bank’s 11 Augusta-area branches. He is an Augusta native with over 23-yrs of banking experience and has led a tremendous expansion of the bank’s market share in the CSRA. 

Clare Easterlin is promoted to Chief Risk Officer. Easterlin will be responsible for establishing an Enterprise Risk Management program to measure, monitor, and manage risk across the entire organization. Prior to joining the bank in 2020, Easterlin spent ten years with an Atlanta-based wealth management firm serving in business management and human capital capacities.

Dagan Sharpe is promoted to Head of Wealth Management and Public Funds Officer. Sharpe has been with the bank for 10 years, when he was brought in to build the bank’s internal Wealth Management Department and Financial Literacy efforts. In his new role, he will be responsible for establishing a Public Funds department dedicated to serving the bank’s municipal customers as well as leading a continued expansion of Wealth Management.

John Jackson is promoted to Senior Credit Officer. Jackson has been with Queensborough for 27 years. He will continue his work with the loan administration group, serve as point person for the loan review process, and manage loan exceptions and concentration limits.

Mike English is promoted to Coastal Region President and Senior Lending Officer. English has been with the bank for 17 years when he was brought on to lead Queensborough’s Coastal expansion. He has an extensive background in commercial banking and is a civic leader in the Savannah market.

Tillman Sauls is promoted to Senior Credit Officer. Sauls has been with the bank for 13 years, leading the bank’s commercial lending department in Augusta. As Senior Credit Officer, he will manage the credit analyst group and the credit policy administration process.

“As we embark on this new chapter, promoting these six veteran bankers is not just a strategic move; it’s a commitment to our community-centric values. Their leadership embodies our dedication to staying a true community bank, ensuring that as we grow, our roots remain deeply planted in the local soil,” says Bill Easterlin, Queensborough President & CEO. “I worked with my father for 25 years and he emphasized planning ahead, working hard, taking the long view, and never compromising on integrity. I believe these leaders will continue that tradition for the bank.”

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Founded in 1902, Queensborough National Bank & Trust Co. recently celebrated 120 years of community banking in Georgia. Queensborough was named Great Place to Work and Best of Georgia in 2023 and has locations throughout the state. For more information, visit and find Queensborough on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.

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