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First Reliance Bank

Jimmy Clarkson
Market President
Loris / N. Myrtle Beach


James Clarkson head shot copyJimmy Clarkson, Loris and North Myrtle Beach Market President, joined  First Reliance Bank in July of 2016.  Mr. Clarkson’s primary responsibilities include growing the bank’s market share and locations within the Loris, Tabor City, Conway and North Myrtle Beach market areas, while acquiring and developing business and personal banking relationships.

Mr. Clarkson has an extensive background in banking, during which he worked for several community banks in the Loris and Myrtle Beach areas where he held numerous management and executive leadership positions. He most recently was CEO of Horry County State Bank.


Mr. Clarkson graduated from Clemson University with a B.A. in Economics and minor in Accounting.  He also has received various professional certifications and is a graduate of the School of Banking of the South at LSU.


Mr. Clarkson is a prior board member on Independent Banks of South Carolina and South Carolina Bankers Association, he is a Trustee for the S.C. Bankers Employee Benefits Trust, Board member of Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc and is a Course Coordinator and Instructor for the South Carolina Bankers School and Instructor for the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.  He is an active member of the community and has been involved in Dixie Youth Baseball, T-Ball League, Loris Recreation Commission, Loris Civitan Club, Loris Chamber of Commerce where he was also a past President, Loris United Way, Loris Great Town Committee, Loris City Council, Loris Methodist Men’s Club, Loris Lions Club, and Loris Healthcare System Strategic Planning Committee.

Mr. Clarkson is originally from Kingstree, and has lived in Horry County, South Carolina for most of his banking career.