GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Palmetto Bank announced the hiring of Tracy S. Porterfield as Vice President, Trust Officer, Greenville County and Kimberly L. Mode as Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager, Spartanburg County.

Portrait of Tracy PorterfieldTracy S. Porterfield, is a Certified Trust Financial Advisor and a graduate of Cannon Financial Institute’s Cannon Trust School and The Institute of Certified Bankers. She has 15 years of trust and wealth management experience.

Porterfield is a member of Greenville Estate Planning Council, secretary of Leadership Greer Class XXXI and is a March of Dimes volunteer.

“We are delighted to have Tracy join our team at Palmetto Trust and Investment Group,” said Tripp Tuttle, Executive Vice President, Trust, Investments and Insurance. “We look forward to her contributions in helping clients with their investment and trust needs.”

Portrait of Kim ModeKimberly L. Mode , is a graduate of Limestone College with 29 years of commercial banking experience.

Mode serves as director of the Appalachian Development Corporation, board member of Risk Management Association (RMA), and instructor of American Institute of Banking (AIB). She also serves as chief financial officer of Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church and volunteers for Mobile Meals of Spartanburg.

“Kim is an established and well known banker in Spartanburg,” said Cindi Adams, Senior Vice President, Commercial Executive, Spartanburg, Cherokee and York. “She has a high level of experience in commercial business development which will be invaluable to our business customers.”

Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, The Palmetto Bank is a 104-year old independent state-chartered commercial bank and is the fifth-largest banking institution headquartered in South Carolina. The Palmetto Bank has assets of $1.4 billion and serves the Upstate through 29 banking locations in Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg and York counties. The Bank specializes in providing personalized community banking services to individuals and small to mid-size businesses including Retail and Commercial Banking, Mortgage, Trust, Brokerage, and Insurance. Additional information may be found at the company’s web site at or Facebook.