The Belhaven University Board of Trustees elected Sam Lane, Senior Vice President of First Commercial Bank, as a new board member.
Born in Jackson, Lane has lived in the Capital City his entire life. He graduated from Jackson Prep in 1972 and earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Mississippi in 1976.
Lane has over 40 years of banking experience with Jackson area banks. He was part of the team that started First Commercial Bank 15 years ago, and prior to that, he served as senior vice president at Deposit Guaranty National Bank for 17 years.
Currently, Lane is the vice chairman of the Wilson Research Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Methodist Rehabilitation Center. In addition, he sits on the Junior League of Jackson’s Keystone Fund board and has served on the Mississippi Kidney Foundation Board of Trustees since 1979.
Past board member appointments include Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, Jackson Prep, St. Andrew’s Cathedral Vestry Member and Stewardship Chairman, Metropolitan YMCA and Neighborhood Christian Center. He was also the Fundraising Chairman for the Guyton Science Center, a $2 million science laboratory at Jackson Prep. He is a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral. Lane is married with three children and three grandchildren.
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