GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of GrandSouth Bank (OTC-QB: GRRB) has named JB Schwiers President and CEO. Schwiers follows Ronald Earnest who recently announced his retirement from these leadership roles.
"JB has tremendous experience in the banking industry, and we have full confidence that he will excel in leading GrandSouth forward as president and CEO," said GrandSouth Board Chairman Mason Garrett.
JB Schwiers has most recently been serving as executive vice president and COO of GrandSouth. He has 36 years of experience in the banking industry.
"It's an honor to lead such a high-caliber GrandSouth banking team that is deeply committed to serving our customers and communities throughout South Carolina," said Schwiers. "I look forward to continuing to foster the sense of pride and ownership that has driven GrandSouth Bank to be valued and respected by customers, shareholders and employees."
"Ron Earnest served as president and chief executive officer of GrandSouth Bank since GrandSouth Bancorporation's formation in 1998," said Garrett. "Since its founding, the bank has grown to have $450 million in assets and six offices in: Greenville, Columbia, Anderson, Greer, Orangeburg and Fountain Inn. We wish Ron the best in his retirement."
Over Schwiers' career, he has served in banking leadership roles that cover the spectrum of start-up community banks to managing a region of over 100 branch offices for an $8 billion state wide bank.
Prior to working at GrandSouth, Schwiers served for 10 years at First Citizens Bank in Greenville and for 15 years at Summit National Bank and 10 years at Southern Bank/First Union National Bank.
Schwiers is a graduate of the Citadel and has volunteered in several community organizations over his career and is currently active in the American Heart Association, The Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund, and the SCDNR's Law Enforcement and Boating advisory board. He and his wife Angela reside in Mauldin.
About GrandSouth Bank
Greenville-based GrandSouth Bank has five branch offices located in Greenville, Fountain Inn, Anderson, Greer, Columbia and Orangeburg. The bank has $450 million in assets and employs more than 130 people. GrandSouth Bancorporation, the parent company of GrandSouth Bank, was founded in 1998. For more information visit www.grandsouth.com.
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