Ireland To Lead Human Resources for The Palmetto Bank

Portrait of Lisa IrelandGREENVILLE, S.C.– The Palmetto Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Palmetto Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLMT), named Lisa Ireland as Chief Talent Officer. Ms. Ireland has over 17 years of extensive and wide ranging human resources experience, primarily with two companies listed on national stock exchanges. As the leader of the Bank’s Human Resources support group Ireland will be responsible for talent acquisition, compensation, performance management, leadership development and training and development.

Lee Dixon, Chief Operating Officer at The Palmetto Bank, said, “The Palmetto Bank is keenly focused on providing a Teammate Experience in which all of our teammates are inspired to do their best and win against the competition. Lisa has clearly demonstrated forward thinking and a progressive approach to talent development. ”

One of Ms. Ireland’s primary areas of focus will be the ongoing development of the Bank’s team and the recruitment of catalyst hires that will continue to deliver specialized expertise and outstanding client service. She brings a passion for leading teams that provide value-added, client-focused human resources support.

“The Palmetto Bank has a long legacy and rich heritage, and I am excited to become part of the story that will be told in the future,” said Ireland. “The Bank is clearly focused on the continued development of a high performing team and winning culture, and has adapted to evolving market expectations for the past 107 years. I am looking forward to elevating even further the Bank’s focus and investment in the personal and professional development of all team members.”

Ireland earned a B.A. in Accounting and Spanish from Wofford College and a M.A. from Miami University (Ohio). She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

About The Palmetto Bank:
Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, The Palmetto Bank is a 107-year old state-chartered community bank and is the third largest banking institution headquartered in South Carolina. The Palmetto Bank has assets of $1.1 billion and serves the Upstate through 25 branch locations in nine counties of the Upstate of South Carolina, as well as 24/7/365 service through online and mobile banking and ATMs. The Bank has a unique understanding of the Upstate market and delivers local decision making with greater responsiveness to clients. Through its Retail, Commercial and Wealth Management lines of business, the Bank specializes in providing financial solutions to consumers and small to mid-size businesses with deposit and cash management products, loans (including consumer, Small Business Administration, commercial, corporate, mortgage, credit card and automobile), lines of credit, trust, brokerage, private banking, financial planning and insurance. Recently recognized by several international publications for innovative client solutions, the Bank provides technology solutions that improve the client experience by providing clients the ability to bank whenever they want, wherever they want. Additional information may be found at the Bank’s website at or on Facebook.