COLUMBIA, S.C. – Robert R. Hill Jr., chief executive officer of South State Corp., the parent of South State Bank, will begin a one-year term as chairman of the South Carolina Bankers Association on July 1. Hill was elected to the position at the association’s annual meeting, held June 12-15.
Hill, 49, has been with Columbia-based South State since 1995, and was named chief executive officer of the company in 2004.
Hill succeeds David Lominack, South Carolina market president for TD Bank, N.A.
“The South Carolina Bankers Association has been supporting banks across our state for 116 years,” Hill said. “I am honored to serve as the incoming chairman of such a strong organization and look forward to serving the banks of South Carolina during the coming year.”
A graduate of The Citadel, Hill also earned an MBA from the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business.
Hill serves on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the University of South Carolina Development Foundation.
“Robert is an excellent choice to be chairman of our board,” said Association President and CEO Fred Green. “Not only has he and his bank been strong supporters of the SCBA, but he has led a very successful South Carolina-based institution in South State Bank.”
Hill has served in various positions since joining South State, including president of South State Bank. Earlier this year, he officially handed the duties of chief executive officer of South State Bank to John Windley to enable him to better concentrate on the responsibilities of running South Carolina’s largest state-based banking company.
Hill and his wife Carol reside in Columbia. They have two sons.
The South Carolina Bankers Association is the trade and professional association representing approximately 80 financial institutions across the state. The SCBA is organized to effectively represent the common interest and welfare of South Carolina’s banking industry and to promote the professional development of its members and individual practitioners. The SCBA’s mission is to provide legislative, regulatory, educational and product leadership on behalf of its members.
For more information about the SCBA please visit www.scbankers.org.