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South State Bank promotes Baker to Greenwood market president

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Staff Report
Published Sept. 21, 2015

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South State Bank has promoted Rhett Baker its market president for Greenwood and the surrounding counties, the company announced Monday.

The Greenwood native and Wofford College graduate has three decades of experience at both national and regional banks. He has worked in investment sales, retail banking and commercial banking.

“Rhett’s extensive experience within and knowledge of these markets make him an invaluable and welcomed addition,” said Greg Lapointe, the company’s northern banking group president. “I have known Rhett for several decades and I am delighted to have him join the South State Bank team. His leadership will be essential as we continue to grow in these important markets.”

Baker recently served as commercial area executive for Greenwood and the surrounding counties. He is also a graduate of Leadership South Carolina and the S.C. Bankers School.

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