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First Reliance Bank

Thomas C. Ewart
Market President - Florence

Thomas C.




Tom Ewart joined First Reliance Bank as a senior level executive in 2003 and he presently oversees the management of the Florence market which includes  retail, business banking and financial services operations.

Mr. Ewart has served in Senior Management positions for regional and community bank organizations throughout his extensive banking career.


Mr. Ewart graduated from Newberry College with his BA and Golden Gate University with his MBA. He also graduated from The School of Banking of the South.

Memberships and Recognition

Mr. Ewart is very active in numerous Civic and Charity organizations and is presently Chairman of the Florence Downtown Development Corporation, Eastern Carolina Community Foundation and ScienceSouth. He was appointed to the South Carolina State Board of Education by the Legislature in 2014 and will serve until 2017. He has served as chairman of the Florence Chamber of Commerce twice and is the past President of the Florence Rotary Club where he has been a member for 23 years.

He has been honored with the Sam Walton Leadership Award and recognized as Board Member of the Year for the State of South Carolina Boys and Girls Club and has received the National Merit Award from the Boys and Girls Club of America.