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Suzanne Hill, Market President Winston-Salem
Suzanne Hill, Market President Winston-Salem

First Reliance Bank has hired Suzanne Hill as senior vice president and market president, Winston-Salem. Hill will be responsible for overseeing all lines of business, including personal banking, business banking, investments, mortgage banking and business development.

“Suzanne’s experience aligns with our strategic priorities and our focus on positioning the bank for transformational growth across the Carolinas,” said Rick Saunders, CEO of First Reliance Bank, based in Florence, S.C.

Hill has nearly 15 years of commercial banking experience, most recently serving as market president for a commercial bank in North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Appalachian State University and will graduate from Louisiana State University’s Graduate School of Banking in June 2021. Hill is a 2015 Leadership Winston-Salem graduate, she currently serves on the boards of Korner’s Folly Foundation and Kernersville YMCA and is the director of community service for the Kernersville Rotary Club.

“First Reliance Bank is embedded in the communities it serves and I’m excited to join the team in Winston-Salem,” said Hill. She will be located at First Reliance Bank’s branch on Stratford Road and will report to Andrew McDowell, regional executive, North Carolina.

“The Triad provides a great opportunity for our bank and I will look to Suzanne to focus developing strong customer relationships and client expansion throughout the area,” said Andy McDowell, Regional Executive North Carolina

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 couldn’t achieve this without the commitment our associates have to deliver our purpose ‘to make the lives of our customers better.’  This is our recipe for success and growth across the Carolinas.”


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