Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer
Robert F. Dozier, Jr. was appointed in December 2020, to the dual roles of President of the holding company, First Reliance Bancshares Inc. and Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of First Reliance Bank in January 2020. Previous to that Dozier was named Chief Banking Officer. He is responsible for corporate strategy and provides executive oversight of Mortgage, Retail, Administration, Human Resources, and Marketing.
Prior to joining First Reliance Bank, Mr. Dozier spent 9 years as Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and 19 years as President and Chief Operating Officer of a regional mortgage company owned by a SC based community bank.
Mr. Dozier is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor degree in Political Science.
He currently serves on the Board for the South Carolina Bankers Association and is Past-President of the University of South Carolina Alumni Association. In addition, Mr. Dozier serves on the Advisory Board of Cyberwoven – a digital agency in Columbia, S.C. He continues to deliver on his passion for education having recently completed a two-year term on the Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina. Prior to that, Mr. Dozier served at the appointment of three South Carolina Governors to the Board of Midlands Technical College and as an elected board member to Richland School District II Board of Trustees. In addition, Mr. Dozier serves on the Midlands Business Leadership Group.