Category Archives: Banking

Drew Painter Recognized as 2018 S.C. Outstanding Young Banker

June 22, 2018 (Lexington, S.C.) – First Community Bank is pleased to announce that Drew Painter, Columbia Regional Market President, has been named the 2018 S.C. Outstanding Young Banker by the South Carolina Banker’s Association. Painter received the award—the highest honor presented in South Carolina’s banking industry—during the SCBA’s annual meeting on June 11. This prestigious…
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Waddell to lead the Midland South Carolina market for Capital Bank

COLUMBIA, S.C., June 15, 2018 – Capital Bank, which recently merged with First Tennessee Bank, has named Steven Waddell as the new market president for Midland South Carolina. Waddell is responsible for all lines of business including Private Client, Commercial, Small Business and Retail banking. His experience aligns with the strategic priorities of Capital Bank and…
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First Community Bank Welcomes Upstate Financial Consultant

May 31, 2018 (Lexington, S.C. and Greenville, S.C.) – First Community Bank is pleased to announce Daniel Felder has joined the bank as a financial consultant in the financial planning and investment advisory division of the bank, First Community Financial Consultants.* With more than 15 years of experience and industry knowledge, Daniel will focus on developing…
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Southern First Hires New Executive Brian Blackwelder Joins Columbia Team

Greenville, South Carolina, May 2, 2018 – Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, is pleased to announce that J. Brian Blackwelder has joined the bank as Senior Vice President and Team Leader in the Columbia market. Blackwelder, who is a native of Columbia, has over 22 years of consumer…
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South State Bank Names Jackie Smith Director of Public Relations

(COLUMBIA, SC – April 5, 2018) South State Bank announced that Jackie Smith has joined the company as director of Public Relations. Smith comes to the role after nearly 18 years in the global commercial nuclear industry. She brings a comprehensive, strategic background in media relations, crisis communications, community relations and marketing communications. In her…
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Spitzmiller Named South Carolina Commercial Sales Leader

(COLUMBIA, SC – March 22, 2018)  South State Bank today announced that Mike Spitzmiller has been named the South Carolina Commercial Sales leader and executive vice president. In this role, Spitzmiller will have responsibility for developing relationships with middle-market companies across South Carolina. He will continue to serve in his current role as commercial banking executive…
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Christi Boland Named Senior Vice President

(COLUMBIA, SC – Feb. 22, 2018)  South State Bank announced that Christi Boland has been named senior vice president, responsible for managing enterprise risk. In her role, she leverages her nine years of experience to design, execute and maintain the enterprise risk management program for South State. Prior to this role, she served as the…
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Schline named Carolinas CU League President/CEO, effective July 1, 2018

21-year veteran of the League began as its director of governmental affairs Raleigh, NC and Columbia, SC—The Carolinas Credit Union League (CCUL) Board of Directors has selected Dan Schline to serve as its next president and CEO. The selection comes after a national search conducted by CU Resources, Inc. Schline will assume the role on…
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