Dominik Mjartan and Sedrick McCallum joins the Board of Statewide Economic Development Organization

On December 19, 2019, the Board of Directors of the South
Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED) elected Dominik
Mjartan and Sedrick McCallum to SCACED’s Board of Directors for a 3-year term. Mr.
Mjartan is President and CEO of Optus Bank, which is the only majority African American
owned bank in South Carolina. Optus Bank is also a US Treasury Certified Community
Development Financial Institution (CDFI) serving the midlands of South Carolina. Mr. Sedrick McCallum is Vice President Senior Community Development Manager for Synovus Bank, which is the largest mid-cap bank in the Southeast. Both of these finance executives are based in Columbia, South Carolina and will represent the midlands of South Carolina on SCACED’s state-wide Board.

Don Oglesby, President of Greenville-based Homes of Hope and Chairman of SCACED’s Board of Directors states, “Both Dominik and Sedrick are recognized visionary leaders in community development and economic mobility. These experts in community development finance will join a group of skilled and talented leaders in community economic development to help SCACED continue building a strong sector to help every community in South Carolina prosper economically”.

The South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED) is a
statewide, non-profit organization begun in 1994 to raise the level of economic development activity in distressed communities by helping local Community Development Corporations (CDCs) and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to plan and implement projects that improve the quality of life for low-wealth families. The mission of SCACED is to raise the quality of life for low-wealth families and communities by advancing the community economic development industry in South Carolina.
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The South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED) is a statewide, non-profit organization begun in 1994 to raise the level of economic development activity in distressed communities by helping local Community Development Corporations to plan and implement projects. The mission of SCACED is to
raise the quality of life for low-wealth families and communities by advancing the community economic development industry in South Carolina. Over the past 25 years, CDCs in the state has had an economic impact of over $200 million. Visit www.scaced.org for additional information.


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