Charleston Area Bank Appoints New Market President > Charleston Business Journal

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Ameris Bank has announced the promotion of Andy Thomas to President of Lowcountry Market.

Thomas, who previously served as President of the Beaufort Market, will be based in Mount Pleasant and will lead a team of commercial bankers to support the lending, deposit and servicing needs of businesses in the Greater Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville areas. and Beaufort, an Ameris press release said.

“It is gratifying to continue to serve the Greater Charleston business community, which I have done for over 25 years,” Thomas said in the statement. “I will work alongside a team of brilliant and dedicated bankers to win business relationships in the region. I look forward to making “on-the-spot” visits to my clients or jobsites, which gives me a better insight into their business and helps our team recommend the right financial solutions.

Thomas will remain involved in the Charleston community through his leadership and volunteer efforts, according to the release. He previously served as chairman and commissioner of the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission and a board member of the Maritime Association of South Carolina and Kids on Point, which promotes life skills for children from disadvantaged neighborhoods. He regularly volunteers his time to support youth sports and provide coaching and instruction to local small businesses.

Thomas is a graduate of Clemson University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in financial management, the statement said.

“Andy is a fantastic leader at Ameris and in his community, and this expanded role will allow him to help even more companies achieve their growth goals,” said Richard Sturm, Carolinas Regional President and Executive Vice President. , in the press release. “He is known for building strong, lasting relationships and I know he will continue to empower businesses to gain financial peace of mind.

Améris Bank is the largest bank in the Lowcountry, according to the most recent research from SC Biz News. You can find the list of the largest banks in the Lowcountry by clicking here.

Contact Jason at 864-568-7570.

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