Russel “Russ” Williams has spent the last 34 years in commercial banking in the Upstate of South Carolina. He was educated at Davidson College (A.B. 1983) and The University of Tennessee (MBA 1985) and has a long history of community bank leadership, relationship management, loan production and credit administration. Williams is also an honors graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware. He served in senior management roles in a number of regional and community banks and was President and CEO of BankGreenville, a de novo community bank that he co-founded in 2006. After over eight years as President/CEO, Williams managed the bank through its sale to HomeTrust Bank and remained for an additional two years as Greenville Market President. Russ has significant experience as an advisor and banker for small businesses and professionals in the Greenville market and has five years of direct experience as an SBA lender and senior manager.
Russ is originally from Memphis, Tennessee. He and his wife Josie have three grown children and are active community volunteers and church members at Westminster Presbyterian in Greenville.
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