United Community Bank to Launch Branch Operations in Midlands with Two New Locations
United Community Bank is proud to announce that it will expand operations in the Midlands region with its first branch
locations in two highly-trafficked, convenient locations. These offices build on the presence established by the bank in 2019 with the addition of
a regional leadership and commercial team in the area, led by Shannon Stephens. The full-service branches will be at 4018 Forest Drive in Columbia
and 5346 Sunset Boulevard in Lexington.
opportunity to add branch locations to better serve our customers’ daily needs,” said Rich Bradshaw, Chief Banking Officer for United Community
the state, including concentrations in the Upstate, Charleston and the Grand Strand area. Overall, the bank has over 160 branches across Georgia,
South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and most recently, Florida. The company is excited to add Columbia-area locations to the strong Southeastern
network. Both offices were previous Southern First Bank locations.
our capabilities for our current customers and look forward to welcoming new customers into our family as well.”
South Carolina resident and has spent nearly all of his career in retail banking roles. He has previous experience managing branches throughout
the Midlands region, including offices in Cayce, Lexington and downtown Columbia, so he has a strong grasp of the market.
I know how much customers value having access to our bankers as a resource for their financial needs. I look forward to serving our Midlands community
with United,” added Leath.
Habitat for Humanity. Morgan and his wife Deanna, have two children.
the Lexington community for many years. Smith is a Lexington native and a graduate of the University of South Carolina.
(Metro Columbia CEO)