Bryan Smith joins First State Bank



Smith joins First State Bank

Bryan Smith has joined First State Bank and will focus on mortgage loan originations in Clinton and Highland counties.

A lifelong resident of Highland County, Smith is a graduate of Whiteoak High School. He went on to Southern State to earn an associates’ degree in applied business with a concentration in real estate.

He brings several years of lending and banking experience to his role and has spent much of his career working and building relationships in Highland and Clinton County. Smith and his wife, Beth, have two sons.

Smith will join Joshua Martin, Banking Center Manager in Wilmington, and Scott Holmer, Business Development Officer, to serve the Wilmington community and Clinton County market.

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