Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Seaside Bank and Trust is proud to provide an open, supportive workplace where our employees can grow and achieve their potential. We believe employees are our greatest asset, and we strive to attract talent from the broadest pool to foster innovation, creativity, and productivity.


Diversity brings together people with unique perspectives, and inclusion creates opportunities for all individuals to contribute and work together to achieve success as a whole. Seaside strives to be an attractive workplace for employees to develop and build a career. We expect our leaders to build diverse teams and foster an inclusive environment.


Seaside recruits the best people in order to achieve our performance expectations. Diversity is an important selection criterion emphasized in the recruitment process, both for internal promotions and external hiring. Emphasis on a diverse workforce that reflects the customers and communities we serve, increases our ability to deliver the best possible service to our client base.


We pride ourselves on workplaces where employees feel inspired to voice their ideas and openly express opinions for the betterment of the bank, its employees, and its customers. At Seaside, we desire all members of our company to feel they are operating in an inclusive environment that welcomes and supports differences. Encouraging input from all perspectives allows us to provide our customers with creative ideas and solutions for operating effectively in a complex, ever-changing marketplace.

Seaside enables employees to advance their skills, excel in their careers, and achieve their goals. This includes assisting all employees with navigating corporate culture, building workplace relationships, and creating opportunities to discuss career and professional development. Opportunities for growth and development are key drivers that strengthen the retention and engagement of our employee base, furthering Seaside’s ultimate success.


We understand the strength of our company is tied to the strength of the communities we serve. Seaside’s commitment to diversity and inclusion extends into the communities where we conduct business and with whom we conduct business. Supporting a diverse consumer, business, and vendor community through creative products and services will help our communities grow.