Southern First announces promotion of Kevin Lee to Market Executive

February 16, 2021

Southern First Bank (NASDAQ: SFST), a unique Southeastern financial institution poised to expand and grow, announces the promotion of Kevin Lee to Market Executive of the Charleston region.

With over 20 years in commercial banking, Kevin has experience handling commercial real estate and operating company financing, but also has a personal banking background. This combination of expertise makes him uniquely well-suited to lead our Charleston office as it continues to grow.

Kevin is passionate about giving back to his community and volunteers with several organizations, including Camp Rise Above, Mt. Pleasant Recreational Department, and Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church.

“Kevin exemplifies our commitment to servant leadership,” commented Art Seaver, CEO. “We are excited about the growth of our Charleston market under his leadership.”


Southern First Bancshares, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina is a registered bank holding company incorporated under the laws of South Carolina. The company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Southern First Bank, is the largest bank headquartered in South Carolina. Southern First Bank has been providing financial services since 1999 and now operates in seven markets throughout the Southeast – Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville, SC; Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, NC; and Atlanta, GA. Southern First Bancshares has consolidated assets of approximately $2.5 billion and its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “SFST.” More information can be found at