Portrait of John R HansonUPSTATE, SC – Bill Stringer, chairman and chief executive officer of The Palmetto Bank has announced the promotion of John R. Hanson to Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer.

Hanson holds a Bachelor of Science from Westminster College and a Master of Business Administration and a Doctorate of Business Administration from Hawthorne University. He has 38 years of executive management and lending experience in the financial services industry. Hanson has been with The Palmetto Bank for four years and has most recently served as Senior Vice President, Chief Retail Credit Officer.

“John’s talent and 38 years of banking experience will serve him and our organization well in this new position,” said Bill Stringer, chairman and chief retail executive officer.

About The Palmetto Bank 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.