Category Archives: Banking

United Community Banks, Inc. Announces CEO Succession Plan

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga., April 02, 2018 -- United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) ("United") announced today that, after almost 35 years of service, its Chief Executive Officer, Jimmy Tallent, will retire from his current position effective June 30, 2018. Mr. Tallent will move into a new role as Executive Chairman of United's Board of Directors. Lynn Harton,…
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Lauren Anderson joins United Community Bank as Mortgage Loan Originator

[caption id="attachment_21419" align="alignleft" width="238"] Lauren Anderson[/caption] Spartanburg, S.C. (March 28, 2018)—United Community Bank is pleased to welcome Lauren Anderson as a Mortgage Loan Originator in Spartanburg, S.C. In this role, Anderson will work to help customers achieve their goals of home ownership through the various mortgage products that United offers. “As a Spartanburg native, Lauren…
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United Community Bank Gives Back to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas

[caption id="attachment_21319" align="alignnone" width="3091"] Marti Spencer and Michelle Seaver[/caption] Greenville, S.C.— March 22, 2018—United Community Bank has donated $2,185 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas’ “Adopt-A-Room” program, which provides families with a place to stay during their child’s hospital treatment. Because the funds for the donation resulted from the sales of gloves and…
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Bank Of America Names Melissa Albergotti Enterprise Business And Community Engagement Market Manager For Upstate South Carolina

Bank of America has named Melissa Albergotti to the position of enterprise business and community engagement (EBCE) market manager for Upstate South Carolina. As Upstate EBCE market manager, Albergotti will support the local priorities of the company’s market leadership team and employees, including business integration activities and community impact and employee engagement programs. Albergotti is…
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William Parkerson Joins SVN BlackStream

William joined SVN/BlackStream in January 2018 as an Associate Advisor. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance. Parkerson specializes in office sales/leasing and lease portfolios. Mr. Parkerson previously worked for First Union National Bank in Charlotte, NC as a Marketing Officer before he ventured to Microsoft. In…
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Annemarie Murphy Named President of United Community Bank SBA Division

[caption id="attachment_20656" align="alignleft" width="240"] Annemarie Murphy[/caption] Greenville, S.C.—March 1, 2018—United Community Bank is pleased to announce that lending veteran Annemarie Murphy has been promoted to President of SBA. Murphy has more than 22 years of experience in SBA lending and has been a key leader of the bank’s SBA team since it launched in 2014.…
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Southern First Promotes Executives

Greenville, South Carolina, February 13, 2018 – Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, is pleased to announce the following promotions in the Greenville market. Zach Freeman to Senior Vice President, Team Leader William Johnston to Senior Vice President, Team Leader Paige Kilton to Senior Vice President, Internal Audit Amy…
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Harold Lawson Joins South State Investment Services as Financial Consultant

(SPARTANBURG, SC – Feb. 9, 2018) South State Investment Services is pleased to announce that Harold Lawson has joined our team as a senior vice president and financial consultant. Lawson brings more than 22 years of investment management experience to the role and provides tailored advice and guidance on investments, insurance, retirement planning, tax-wise investing,…
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Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union Wins Regional Award

[caption id="attachment_20172" align="alignleft" width="145"] President/CEO Scott Weaver Accepts Award[/caption] Trade Association Recognizes Carolina Foothills for First Time Auto Buyers Program Charlotte, N.C. — The Carolinas Credit Union League (CCUL) recently awarded Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union the Louise Herring Philosophy-In-Action Member Service Award at the Connect Conference on February 1, 2018. This award is given…
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All in the family: First Citizens Bank invests in Clemson business college

[caption id="attachment_20025" align="alignnone" width="1600"] First Citizens Bank is funding a program that will sharpen students’ soft skills.Image Credit: Clemson University Relations[/caption] CLEMSON — The largest family-controlled bank in the U.S. is partnering with the Clemson University family through a three-year, $60,000 contribution to the College of Business that will fund professional development opportunities for students.…
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