Portrait of Chris ByrneUPSTATE, SC – Andy Douglas, president and chief retail officer of The Palmetto Bank, has announced that Christopher R. Byrne has joined the Bank as vice president, commercial lender, Spartanburg County.

Christopher R. Byrne, is a Clemson University graduate with 17 years experience in commercial lending and business development.

“Chris is a strong addition to The Palmetto Bank,” said Rob Hrubala, senior vice president, regional executive, Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. “He has a high level of commercial lending experience in the banking industry which will be invaluable to The Palmetto Bank and our customers.”

Celebrating over 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.