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 function, she is responsible for shaping public perceptions of South State through effective media, community and employee relations.

A native of South Carolina, Smith is a graduate of the University of South Carolina College of Information and Communications with a bachelor’s degree in print journalism.

She has served on the board of directors for the United Way of the Midlands’ Blueprint for Leadership program and for Involvement through Newspapers and Civics (INC). Additionally, she holds South Carolina Press Association awards for her reporting and photography.

South State Corporation (NASDAQ: SSB) is a financial services company headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, with over $14 billion in assets. South State Bank, the company’s primary subsidiary, provides consumer, commercial, mortgage and wealth management solutions throughout the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia. South State has served customers since 1934. Additional information is available at

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