Updated: Thu, 12/20/2012 - 18:15

Savannah mortgage bankers install new officers

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The Coastal Bank’s Marlene Buhler assumed leadership of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Savannah on Tuesday during the group’s annual installation ceremony.

Buhler, a vice president and mortgage sale manager at Coastal Bank, succeeds Lisa Lively of Georgia Bank & Trust as president of the organization. Julie Kelly-Jones of Fidelity Bank Mortgage is the MBA’s 2013 vice president.

Frank Lee, president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia, swore in the officers during the ceremony at Skyler’s Restaurant.

The MBA also made $1,000 donations to local charities Georgia Animal Rescue and Defense, the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, the Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center and Safe Shelter. The organization also donated personal hygiene products and food to Safe Shelter.

MBA members raise funds throughout the year for the charitable donations.

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