GREENVILLE, S.C. – United Community Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Hayward to Commercial Relationship Manager. In this role, Hayward will be responsible for developing and building relationships with business owners across Greenville County, providing clients with products and services to grow and operate their businesses successfully.
"After years of outstanding performance, we are excited to see Chris move into the Commercial Relationship Manager role,” said Jana Scroggins, Senior Vice President, Greenville County Commercial Lending Division Manager. “His commitment to excellent customer service and the desire to serve the community makes Chris a perfect fit on our commercial lending team".
Hayward joined United in 2019. In his previous role as portfolio specialist, he analyzed and underwrote business loans and assisted in portfolio management for the Greenville market.
"I am proud to be a part of the impact that United has made in our community,” said Hayward. “It is an honor to be given this new opportunity to continue to help our local businesses grow.”
Born and raised in Greer, S.C., Hayward lives in the Upstate with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time on the lake or biking the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Hayward is a graduate of North Greenville University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management.
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQGS: UCBI) provides a full range of banking, wealth management and mortgage services for relationship-oriented consumers and business owners. The company, known as “The Bank That SERVICE Built,” has been recognized nationally for delivering award-winning service. At March 31, 2022, United had $24.4 billion in assets and 198 offices in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, along with a national SBA lending franchise and a national equipment lending subsidiary. In 2022, J.D. Power ranked United highest in customer satisfaction with consumer banking in the Southeast, marking eight out of the last nine years United earned the coveted award. United was also named one of the "Best Banks to Work For" by American Banker in 2021 for the fifth consecutive year based on employee satisfaction. Forbes recognized United as one of the top ten World’s Best Banks in 2022. Forbes also included United on its 2022 list of the 100 Best Banks in America for the ninth consecutive year. United also received ten (10) Greenwich Excellence Awards in 2021 for excellence in Small Business Banking and Middle Market Banking, including national awards for Overall Satisfaction and Likelihood to Recommend. Additional information about United can be found at www.ucbi.com.
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