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ROBERT DOZIER JOINS FIRST RELIANCE BANK AS CHIEF BANKING OFFICER

ROBERT DOZIER JOINS FIRST RELIANCE BANK AS CHIEF BANKING OFFICER

January 7, 2020, Florence, S.C. — Robert Dozier has joined First Reliance Bank as Chief Banking Officer. Dozier is responsible for corporate strategy and the strategic market expansion of First Reliance Bank’s footprint throughout the Carolinas. In addition, he will oversee commercial sales management and community development for all markets.

Mr. Dozier has over 30 years’ experience in the banking industry.  Most recently, he served eight years as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, Georgia where he oversaw all external customer facings of the bank which serves over 850 financial institutions throughout the southeast.  Prior to that Dozier served as President and COO of Homeowners Mortgage – a division of Coastalstates Bank, where he began as a loan officer in 1992.

Dozier is a graduate of University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC where he earned a Bachelor degree in Political Science.  He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of south Carolina and is President of the University of south Carolina Alumni Association. In addition, Dozier serves on the Advisory Board of Cyberwoven – a digital agency in Columbia, S.C.  

“Robert is a strong addition to our First Reliance executive management team,” said Rick Saunders, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Reliance Bank. “He brings a depth of proven strategic management experience and has a proven track record of forging relationships and working with a variety of different groups and businesses to foster growth opportunities.” As the Chief Banking Officer, he will develop strong local community banking teams focused on sharing the First Reliance Bank brand to make the lives of our customers better and earn the business of customers throughout our Carolina footprint.

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