Brings local experience to commercial lending team
Blake Dressler has joined First Reliance Bank as senior vice president and senior commercial lender. Based in Mount Pleasant, S.C., Dressler will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with business customers offering advice on business accounts, loans, treasury management services, mortgage, and investments through First Reliance Wealth Strategy along with personal banking services offered to business owners and their employees.
“We’re excited to welcome Blake to our commercial lending team in Mount Pleasant,” said Rick Saunders, CEO of First Reliance Bank. “He knows the Charleston market well and will be a valuable asset to our customers across the state.”
Dressler brings over 13 years of experience in the banking industry, most recently serving as senior vice president of commercial banking at a community bank. He received a B.A. in business management and real estate from the University of South Carolina and completed the South Carolina Banker’s School program in 2016. He is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.
Dressler is actively involved in the community, is a member of the Rotary Club of Mount Pleasant and is a former board member of The Young Ambassadors Council supporting the First Tee of Greater Charleston, an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its values to young people.
A South Carolina native, Dressler resides in Mt. Pleasant with his wife and two young children.
First Reliance Bancshares, Inc. (OTC:FSRL), the holding company for First Reliance Bank, reported record net income and earnings in 2020. “Our record performance last year is based upon conservative fiscal strategy and a continued commitment to our customers,” Saunders added. “We will work to provide more offerings to our customers through unmatched customer service across new markets. This is our recipe for success and growth across both South and North Carolina.”