Two New Directors Named to Greer State Bank Board

Additions further strengthen community bank's market position in providing practical financial solutions for business and personal banking customers

Greer, SC (I-Newswire) March 13, 2013 - Greer Bancshares Incorporated, the parent company of Greer State Bank, today announced the addition of Linda Smith Hannon and Jeffery (Jeff) M. Howell as Directors for the bank's Board of Directors.

Linda Hannon is Director of Human Resources for Duke Energy where she has served in many leadership roles during her 27 years of employment with the company. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and a graduate of Clemson University where she earned a bachelor's degree in Administrative Management. Within the community, Linda has served as a board member for the Greer Family Festival and on the Friends of Greenville Children Hospital's Board. Linda has also served as Chair and Committee Member for the School Improvement Council for Greer Middle/High School over the past 8 years, and was Team Lead for the Greenville County United Way Campaign. She is active in leadership as a member of United Memorial Methodist Church in Greer.

Jeff Howell is a Realtor with Langston Black Real Estate, Inc. and has been with Langston Black for 15 years. He is currently a Commissioner for Greer Commission of Public Works where he has served since 1998. Jeff is also serving as a Director with the Greer Development Corporation and is a former member of the Greer Zoning Board; former Chairman of the Greer Zoning Board of Adjustment and Appeals; and a former member of the Partnership for Tomorrow Board of Trustees. Jeff formerly served as Club President with the Greer Lions Club and was elected "Lion of the Year" for 1993-1994. He is an active member and elder at First Presbyterian Church in Greer. Jeff is a graduate of Lander University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and also holds a SCLLR real estate license.

"Linda and Jeff bring outstanding backgrounds and solid leadership characteristics to their new positions on the bank's Board of Directors," stated George W. Burdette, President and CEO, Greer Bancshares Incorporated and Greer State Bank. "With their involvement in the local community and a desire to serve the bank, we look forward to their contributions on the board. Their additions further strengthen a group of Directors who are committed to serving customers by providing practical solutions for the financial challenges of businesses and families alike."

About Greer State Bank

Now in its twenty-fifth year of operations, Greer State Bank serves the greater Greer community with three branch offices and a fourth branch office in the Taylors community. Greer Bancshares Incorporated trades in the over the counter market and is quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol GRBS. More information on Greer State Bank can be found on the company website at

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Greer State Bank
William Russell
1111 West Poinsett Street
Greer, SC
Phone : 8648772000

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