James S. Macleod

Director and Board Chair

James S. MacLeod has served on the SYKES Board of Directors since his election in May 2005. Additionally, MacLeod was elected non-executive chairman of the board in May 2016.

Throughout his career, MacLeod has served in many diverse roles at CoastalStates Bank in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, since he began there in February 2004, and currently serves as the executive chairman of its Board of Directors. In addition to chairing the board, MacLeod also serves on the CoastalStates board as a director, and has served as chairman of CoastalSouth Bancshares, a CoastalStates holding company, since 2011.

Before his time at CoastalStates Bank and its associated companies, MacLeod also served in multiple diverse roles at Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, between June 1982 and February 2004 — eventually rising to the position of executive vice president.

MacLeod has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Tampa, a master’s degree in real estate and urban affairs from Georgia State University, and a master’s degree in city planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology. MacLeod also serves as a trustee of the Allianz Global Investors and as chairman of its governance committee; a trustee and board vice chairman of the University of Tampa; and as a director of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Foundation.