Stephen R. Stone serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of CoastalSouth Bancshares, Inc. and Coastal States Bank (CSB). CSB is a leading community bank that operates in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, Atlanta, and Savannah, Georgia. Prior to joining CSB in 2017, he served as Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel at Community & Southern Bank where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, and investor relations. Steve was formerly an attorney in the Financial Services and Products Group at Alston & Bird in Atlanta, Georgia. While at Alston & Bird, Steve’s practice was focused primarily on public and private mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions in the financial services industry. Steve received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and received his law degree from the Washington College of Law at The American University, cum laude. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Buckhead Coalition, Steve previously served on the Board of Directors of 21st Century Leaders.