Portrait of KenDorityUPSTATE, SC – Bill Stringer, chairman and chief executive officer of The Palmetto Bank has announced the appointment of L. Kenneth (Ken) Dority, Jr., insurance officer.

L. Kenneth (Ken) Dority, Jr. joined Palmetto Trust & Investment Group as insurance officer, East North Street, Greenville. Dority attended Clemson University and Francis Marion College. Dority has 16 years experience in insurance and investment product management and business development.

“We are delighted to have Ken join our team at Palmetto Trust & Investment Group,” said Tripp Tuttle, executive vice president, Palmetto Trust & Investment Group. “We look forward to his contributions in helping clients with their insurance needs.”

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Celebrating 102 years of service in the Upstate, The Palmetto Bank manages $2.2 billion in assets including Commercial Banking, Trust, Brokerage and Mortgage Servicing. The Palmetto Bank’s commitment to safe and sound bank practices for 102 years has been the key factor in its ability to meet the challenges in today’s economy and banking industry. The Palmetto Bank is the fifth largest independent state-chartered commercial bank in South Carolina with 29 locations throughout the Upstate counties of Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and York.