Greer Bancshares, Incorporated, the bank holding company for Greer State Bank, announces that George W. Burdette has been named CEO of Greer State Bank and the holding company. Burdette replaces Dennis Hennett who retired after serving as CEO of the bank. Hennett will remain a director for Greer Bancshares, Incorporated, and Greer State Bank. Burdette joined Greer State Bank earlier in 2012 and was named President in November of 2012.
“As a community bank focused on providing exceptional banking for our local customers, we carefully selected George for this important role at Greer State Bank,” said Gary Griffin, Chairman of the Board, Greer Bancshares, Incorporated. “His leadership style, management expertise, and personal character reflect who we are as a bank and why our customers trust us for their financial needs. We are pleased to have George leading our team as we continue building relationships and delivering outstanding financial solutions that make us a great place to bank.”
Burdette has a banking background spanning nearly 30 years having served as Regional Manager, Senior Vice President, and Greenville City Executive for BB&T for the Upstate region. Burdette 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.
About Greer State Bank
Now in its twenty-fifth 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.