K. Wayne Wicker, chairman and CEO of South Atlantic Bank

South Atlantic Bank is proud to announce that K. Wayne Wicker, chairman and CEO, has been nominated to serve on the American Bankers Association (ABA) board of directors.

The ABA board of directors is made up of 20 bankers from across the country, and Wicker is one of six new directors to be nominated this year. “Wayne’s dedication to our industry and his strong leadership skills make him an ideal candidate to serve as a director of the banking industry’s largest, most impactful trade organization. It has been decades since a South Carolina banker served on this national board. I am very proud of Wayne and know he will serve our industry well in this role,” said Fred Green, president, and CEO of the South Carolina Bankers Assocation.

Wicker has more than 30 years of banking experience. He serves on the South Carolina State Board of Financial Institutions and as immediate past chairman of the South Carolina Bankers Association. He also serves on the membership council of the ABA.          .

Wicker holds a B.S. degree in business administration from The Citadel and has completed The Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University and the South Carolina Bankers School at the University of South Carolina. A former member of the South Carolina Air National Guard, Wicker is a Gulf War veteran.

The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $24 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional, and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $19.4 trillion in deposits and extend nearly $11 trillion in loans.