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United Community adds David Ward to commercial leadership team in Spartanburg

United Community Bank welcomed David Ward to its Spartanburg team as Senior Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager. Ward has nearly 30 years of banking experience and will be responsible for managing and expanding relationships with commercial clients in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties.

“David’s experience, knowledge of the banking industry and community connections make him the ideal candidate to join our growing team,” said Kim Mode, President of Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties for United Community Bank. “He’s eager to help others and values building strong relationships with his clients. We are excited to have him be a part of our team in this great community.”

Ward began his career with the former North Carolina National Bank in Charlotte. He has served in managerial roles for various financial institutions throughout the Upstate, including Merrill Lynch in Spartanburg and CertusBank in Greenville, and most recently served as Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Officer for First South Bank. In addition to his banking experience, Ward has also held leadership roles at local manufacturing companies Inman Mills and Milliken & Company.

“United Community Bank is a service-first organization, and I could not be more honored to join them,” said Ward. “The bank is small enough to work quickly and stay closely connected to customers, but also large enough to offer all the same products and services as its competitors. This strategy is beneficial for our clients and I am excited to join the talented team in serving the Spartanburg community.”

Ward received his bachelor’s degree from Wofford College. He is also a graduate of the Risk Management Association’s School of Commercial Lending and has completed multiple internal training programs with previous employers. In the community, Ward serves on the board for HALTER and the Spartanburg Youth Council. He is also a 2005 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg and Past President of the East Spartanburg Rotary Club.