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Arthur State Bank Promotes Five Leaders, Hires Two in a Time of Transition

GSA Biz Wire //January 29, 2024//

Arthur State Bank Promotes Five Leaders, Hires Two in a Time of Transition

GSA Biz Wire //January 29, 2024//

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UNION, SC, January 26, 2024 – Arthur State Bank, a community bank with 18 local branches in South Carolina, is pleased to announce five senior leadership promotions and two new hires to the team. The news comes on the heels of the multifaceted CFO Danny Cook’s retirement at the end of last year.

“These exciting personnel announcements signify a significant transition for Arthur State as we push forward into 2024,” said Carlisle Oxner, III, chairman and president of Arthur State Bank.

“More than ever, we’re dedicated to serving our customers on a personalized level, and we
have a fantastic team set up to support that.”

Senior Leadership Promotions

JB Garrett from Greenville, South Carolina, was named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Arthur State Bank and will oversee all accounting and tax operations. Garrett was previously CFO of GrandSouth Bank and harbors nearly 25 years of industry experience. He holds a master’s degree in accounting from the University of South Carolina.

Jerris B. Garner has been promoted to Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) and will also lead the branch administration team in directing all 18 branches in management procedures. Garner has evolved with the company throughout her incredible tenure of more than 50 years.

John C. Gregory was named Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Lending Officer (CLO). Beginning his career at Arthur State Bank as a management trainee in 2005 and becoming an integral part of the bank for more than 18 years, Gregory will take on additional responsibilities, contributing to the growth and development of the team and the bank as a whole. He graduated from the South Carolina’s Banker’s School in 2009 and the LSU Graduate School of Banking in 2023.

Shannon G. Rector has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) after more than 33 years of unwavering commitment to the community bank. As CTO, she will lead Arthur State Bank’s strategic planning, research and development and technological efforts including digital banking, debit and credit cards, and the IT department. Rector has a degree in computer technology from Spartanburg Community College.

Tara W. Webb was named Chief Trust Officer. Webb has overseen the growth and success of Arthur State Bank’s trust and wealth management department for the past 16 years and will continue to lead the team of trust officers. She is a graduate of Presbyterian College with a degree in business administration.

New Hires

Additionally, two new hires have each been named Vice President and Loan Officer. Alton B. Bishop IV comes to the bank with more than seven years of experience and is based out of the bank’s Union Main branch. Lori H. Patrick, based out of the Rock Hill branch, brings more than 30 years of experience.

Founded in 1933 in Union, South Carolina, Arthur State Bank has been a trusted financial
partner for generations of families and businesses. The company remains committed to
providing exceptional service and innovative banking solutions. The bank offers various
services, including personal and business banking, loans, mortgages and investment services.

For more information on Arthur State Bank, visit one of its 18 branch locations, or bank online at