2012-11-13 17:14:19 - Burdette Brings More Than 28 Years of Banking Experience to Greer Community
Greer, SC - - November 13, 2012 - - George W. Burdette has been named President of Greer State Bank and Greer Bancshares, Incorporated, the bank holding company. He also was named a director of the bank and the parent company, Greer Bancshares Incorporated. Burdette, 59, brings more than 28 years of banking experience with a career of progressive leadership roles in the industry. His banking background includes previous positions where he served as Regional Manager, Senior Vice President, and Greenville City Executive for BB&T for the Upstate region. George was also Vice President for Community Bank in Greenville, and served as Assistant Vice President for C&S Bank in the Columbia market. His banking career includes organization and leadership of
regional Business Banking and Private Banking teams.
George holds a BS in Accounting earned from Carson Newman College where he graduated Magna cum Laude. He also graduated first in his class at the South Carolina Bankers School. Within the community, George serves as Board Chair for Campus Outreach Greenville; is a member of the SCBA Community Banking Council; is a mediator for the Upstate Mediation Center; is an elder and member of the Ministry Oversight Team at Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church; and is Vice President of the Cypress Run Homeowners Association. Additionally, George is the author and creator of a handbook centered on the 40 essentials of leadership entitled “The One Page Leader”.
"George brings an impressive record of banking experience and success to Greer State Bank," says R. Dennis Hennett, CEO. "His leadership style exemplifies our philosophy of delivering exceptional customer service. George has a passion for community banking and he is committed to our vision of a ‘better life for all’ in our community. His deep knowledge of banking coupled with our commitment to the local market will greatly enhance Greer State Bank as a community bank leader."
Burdette adds, “The Greer market and surrounding area has great potential to continue growing. At Greer State Bank, we want to ensure that our focus remains on providing outstanding service for the local market and community as we have been doing for 24 years. This is an exciting time to lead Greer State Bank which is well-positioned to build on an established foundation of trust and customer care.”
About Greer State Bank
Now in its twenty-fourth year of operations, Greer State Bank serves the greater Greer community with three branch offices and a fourth branch office in the Taylors community. Greer Bancshares Incorporated trades in the over the counter market and is quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol GRBS. More information on Greer State Bank can be found on the company website at http://www.GreerStateBank.com.
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