GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Palmetto Bank announced the following promotions:

Portrait of WillisFortsonWillis B. Fortson has been promoted to Vice President, Training Officer. Fortson received a Bachelor of Science degree from Newberry College and a Masters of Business Administration/Human Resources Development from Webster University. He is a graduate of The Palmetto Bank’s management training program and the South Carolina Bankers School. Fortson has been employed with The Palmetto Bank for eleven years.

Portrait of DianeKingDiane B. King has been promoted to Vice President, Trust Operations Officer. She is a graduate of the Cannon Trust Operations School. King has been employed with The Palmetto Bank for fourteen years.

Portrait of JimmyRamboJames T. (Jimmy) Rambo, Jr. has been promoted to Vice President, Special Assets. Rambo received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wofford College and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. He is a graduate of the ABA National Commercial Lending School, the South Carolina Bankers School, The Palmetto Bank’s management training program and Leadership Greenwood. Rambo has been employed with The Palmetto Bank for nine years.

Portrait of DawnWessonDawn B. Wesson has been promoted to Vice President, Trust Officer. A native of Clinton, Wesson is a graduate of Presbyterian College and Cannon Trust School. She has been employed with Palmetto Trust & Investment Group at The Palmetto Bank for ten years.

Portrait of Drew BowlandAndrew T. (Drew) Boland has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Credit Analyst. He is a graduate of Clemson University, The Palmetto Bank’s management training program and the South Carolina Bankers School. Boland has been employed with The Palmetto Bank since June of 2005.

Portrait of Martha CobbMartha B. Cobb has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager and Loan Officer, Montague. She is a graduate of the South Carolina Bankers School. Cobb has been employed with The Palmetto Bank for twenty-five years.

Portrait of Laura RadinoLaura M. Radino has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Assistant Branch Manager and Loan Officer, Boiling Springs. A graduate of Moorpark College, Radino has been employed with The Palmetto Bank since December of 2006.

“We are pleased to recognize these individuals for their passion, commitment and achievements,” said Sam Erwin, Chief Executive Officer and President, The Palmetto Bank. “We look forward to our continued working relationship with these individuals and to their continued success with The Palmetto Bank.”

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 www.palmettobank.com or Facebook.