Brenton Mackie joins First Reliance Bank as Regional Executive Midlands, SC

Brenton “Brent” Mackie has joined First Reliance Bank as Regional Executive Midlands, South Carolina. Mackie is responsible for the strategic market expansion of First Reliance Bank’s footprint in the Midlands Region as well as oversee sales management and community development throughout that footprint.

Mr. Mackie has 30 years’ experience in the banking industry. Most recently, serving as the Regional President and Senior Vice President for South State Bank where he managed and supported the commercial, consumer, mortgage and wealth management lines of business. Also, facilitating the bank’s merger of another banking institution in the Grand Strand region. Prior to this, he developed strategic expansion de novo locations in the Midlands region.

Mackie is a graduate of Clemson University, SC where he earned a Bachelor degree in Management. He also has a master’s Degree in Banking from the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.

“Brent is a strong addition to our First Reliance regional executive team,” said Robert Dozier, Chief Banking Officer of First Reliance Bank. “He is a proven leader for multi-lines of business, regional profitability, goal production and overall regional growth.”

“We look forward to having Brent on our team at First Reliance Bank and developing the high growth Midlands area of South Carolina, an area that is very important to our bank,” said Rick Saunders, President/CEO of First Reliance Bank. “Brent is the right person to help us drive our company culture and deliver our unique brand of banking. It’s important for leaders of our bank to deliver our purpose to make the lives of our customers better and we know Brent and his banking teams will earn the business of customers throughout our Midlands footprint.”