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Mark Brady has joined First Reliance Bank as Market President for Lake Norman, North Carolina. Brady is responsible for the strategic market expansion of First Reliance Bank’s footprint in the Laken Norman Market, and he will oversee sales management and community development throughout that footprint.

Brady has more than 40 years of professional banking experience with a strong blend of expertise in marketing, sales, operations and finance. The East Carolina University graduate has served in critical sales and financial management roles at several financial institutions, including as Vice President of Fidelity Bank and Senior Vice President of Pinnacle. During his tenure, Brady has a demonstrated history of leadership in new business development, budgeting, strategic business planning, forecasting, and general business practices.

“Mark brings over four decades of high-level experience working in the banking industry, and we are thrilled to have someone of his caliber joining our team,” said Rick Saunders, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Reliance Bank. “His leadership abilities and market knowledge will be instrumental in guiding us as we continue to grow our footprint in the Lake Norman market.”

“Mark is an outstanding banking professional and effective manager skilled at developing long-term customer relationships within the commercial lending market,” said Robert Dozier, Chief Banking Officer at First Reliance Bank. “As a community bank, we pride ourselves on being able to develop deeper, more personal relationships with our customers and excel in delivering that best-in-class customer service. Mark has a proven track record of building successful banking relationships and we couldn’t be more excited for his leadership that he will bring to the Lake Norman team.”

Brady is active in the community and currently serves as Board Chair of the South Iredell Community Development Corporation. Additionally, he serves as a Board Member of the Centralina Economic Development Commission and the Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corporation, and also is a member of the Town of Mooresville Planning Board and the Mooresville-Lake Norman Rotary Club.


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