Southern First welcomes Steve Hunter as Team Leader, Senior Vice President in Columbia

February 3, 2023

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, welcomed Steve Hunter as Team Leader and Senior Vice President in Columbia, South Carolina.

Hunter joins Southern First with over 25 years in banking, beginning his career after graduating from Lander University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He later completed Banking School at Wake Forest University. Hunter has held a variety of roles, from retail lending to branch management to mortgage, but the majority of his experience and expertise is in working with business clients in the Midlands of South Carolina. Most recently, he served as a Business Banker and Vice President at Truist, formerly BB&T, where he spent 22 years.

Hunter excels at developing relationships with his clients, taking the time to listen to their needs so he can tailor solutions to fit their business. He finds it gratifying when a client thinks of him first when they have financial questions, big or small.

“We are excited to bring Steve on board in Columbia,” said Art Seaver, CEO. “His deep knowledge of banking and established relationships in the area will help us impact more lives in the Midlands.”


About Southern First Bancshares

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 second largest bank headquartered in South Carolina. Southern First Bank has been providing financial services since 1999 and now operates in 12 locations in the Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston markets of South Carolina as well as the Charlotte, Triangle, and Triad regions of North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. Southern First Bancshares has consolidated assets of approximately $3.7 billion, and its common stock is traded on The NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “SFST.” More information can be found at