McDowell was serving as Senior Vice President and City Executive for the Winston-Salem, NC market. In his new role, he will be responsible for continuing to build the First Reliance Bank team, develop banking relationships with business owners, grow the bank in our defined markets and promoting the bank’s brand throughout the North Carolina market. McDowell brings more than 30 years of banking experience to the position, most of which has been in leadership positions in the Winston-Salem area.
“I am excited to be leading this team of exceptional banking professionals,” said McDowell. “North Carolina is a great market to be doing business in, and I look forward to sharing the First Reliance Bank brand and delivering on our purpose to make the lives of our customers better.”
“We really value what Andy has been able to do in his previous role with First Reliance, implementing and providing leadership in support of our business model,” said Rick Saunders, President and CEO. “We know him. We’ve seen him in action. His combination of banking knowledge, years of experience, leadership skills, and understanding of matching financial products to customer needs along with developing deep customer relationships makes him the perfect executive for this position. We’re all extremely excited to have Andy in this role.”