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Eric Lysak has joined First Reliance Bank as a Relationship Banker in Greenville, SC.

A native of Greer, SC, Lysak holds over 10 years of experience as a banking professional. Most recently, Lysak worked as a Vice President and Commercial Banking Officer for another community bank. In his new role, Lysak will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with business customers offering advice on business accounts, loans, treasury management services and investments through First Reliance Wealth Strategy along with personal banking services offered to business owners and their employees.

“Eric has proven experience in business and finance utilizing an excellent combination of people skills and numbers aptitude,” said Rick Saunders, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Reliance Bank.

“As a strongly self motivated and enthusiastic team player with demonstrated leadership and initiative, we are confident in Eric’s ability to effectively manage deliverables and serve our customers in the ...

                

During the month of May, First Reliance Bank held its “You Can Make A Difference” Food Bank Drive to assist those in need during the COVID-19 health crisis by restocking its local food banks. In partnership with NewSpring Church, First Presbyterian, and Helping Florence Flourish, First Reliance Bank collected over 2,375 pounds of non-perishable food items and helped raise $6,000 that has been donated to Harvest Hope Food Bank.

The donations collected in Florence from the “You Can Make A Difference” Food Bank Drive will provide meals for an estimated 3,579 individuals. This statistic was calculated based off of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) estimate of the average weight of a meal - 1.2 pounds, and Harvest Hope Food Bank’s pledge to feed 2 families for every $30 donated. 

“First Reliance has always been dedicated to making people’s lives better ...

John Lindley has joined First Reliance Bank as Vice President, Bank Operations Manager. Lindley is responsible for overseeing multiple aspects of the bank’s operations, and he will provide senior management oversight to create and implement many process improvements to drive operational efficiency.

As a results oriented senior manager with over 20 years of banking experience, Lindley has a proven track record in developing and executing strategy, implementing efficiency improvements, and inspiring high performance in many environments. Most recently, Lindley served as Vice President, Director of Bank Operations at BankSouth, where he provided senior level support to numerous aspects of operations including loan origination, document preparation, core processing, and construction lending administration. He holds his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Erskine College, and is a graduate from the South Carolina Bankers School and the OMEGA Commercial Lending School.

“John is an incredible banking professional, and we are thrilled to ...

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