ASHEVILLE, N.C., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, has announced its leadership team for its Western North Carolina market. The bank's lending professionals are local bankers making local loans, and they establish customer relationships focusing on service and the delivery of individualized financing solutions.
Charles Frederick has been named Market President for the Western North Carolina market. Frederick joined Carolina First in 2010 and most recently served as Market President for the North Mountain market. In his new role, he will work closely with middle market, retail and business line teams to coordinate an effective market strategy and will be responsible for small business, government and community banking.
Supporting Charles, will be Ross Sloan, Regional Vice President for the South Mountains market. In his new role, Sloan will develop customized lending solutions for a wide range of business and commercial clients throughout the region. Sloan joined Carolina First in 2005 and most recently acted as Market President for the South Mountains Region.
Kevin Watson has been named Commercial Team Leader for the North Mountains market. He will be responsible for lending and product solutions for businesses in the area. Watson joined Carolina First in 2003 and previously supported the North Mountains market as a commercial banking manager.
Andrew Richards has been appointed Senior Vice President Retail Banking for Western North Carolina. Richards is responsible for leading retail banking sales and service in Western North Carolina and the Metro DC area. Richards has held a wide range of retail banking management positions during his 25+ year career at TD Bank. He also will be responsible for helping to build the unique retail- and customer-focused culture that differentiates TD Bank.
Shalon Pierce has been appointed Retail Market Manager for Western North Carolina. In her new role, she will be responsible for all retail stores in the market. Pierce joined Carolina First in October 1999 and most recently served as Retail Market Executive for the Western North Carolina region.
The team will be led by Brian Monday, Regional President for the bank's Metro D.C. and Western North Carolina region, but with local decisions being made in the market.
"These bankers bring a wealth of experience and understanding of their local markets," said Brian Monday, Regional President for Western North Carolina and Metro DC for TD Bank. "We're confident their leadership will help us succeed in this important growth market, and together we will continue to build a better bank for our customers and look forward to welcoming new ones."
TD Bank focuses on delivering legendary customer service by providing the longest banking hours in the markets it serves, hassle-free products, free online banking and bill pay at www.tdbank.com, and treats for kids and dogs.
TD is a growth company that grows without taking undue risk and is a leader in maximizing return on every dollar of risk it takes. As a result, TD is one of the only banks in the world to avoid write-downs due to the subprime mortgage market and one of only two banks in North America to have a triple-A rating from Moody's.
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the United States, providing customers with a full range of financial products and services at more than 1,250 convenient locations from Maine to Florida. On September 30, 2010, The South Financial Group, Inc. was acquired by TD Bank Group, and its subsidiary Carolina First Bank merged with TD Bank. Carolina First Bank will continue to operate under the trade names Carolina First Bank in North and South Carolina and Mercantile Bank in Florida until conversion and rebranding in June 2011. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Portland, Maine. Carolina First Bank and Mercantile Bank are trade names of TD Bank, N.A. For more information, visit www.tdbank.com. TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America and one of the few banks in the world rated Aaa by Moody's. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD." To learn more, visit www.td.com.
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