CHARLESTON, S.C. — Ben Fordham has joined First Citizens Bank as a business banker in Charleston. His responsibilities include helping business owners of various industries achieve their goals through a consultative and relationship-based approach. He is based at the company’s West Ashley office.
Fordham has served Charleston’s growing business community for more than 11 years at both Wachovia (now Wells Fargo) and PNC Bank.
“We are thrilled to have Ben as the newest member of our Charleston team,” said Reeves Skeen, senior vice president and Southern Coastal area executive for First Citizens Bank. “His business acumen and knowledge of the market will help us continue to anticipate and meet the financial needs of local businesses.”
Fordham received a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business and an MBA from The Citadel Graduate College.
An active member of the community, Fordham volunteers at The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, tutors at Life Management of West Ashley and was a Best & Brightest Honoree (2015) for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of the Lowcountry.
Founded in 1898 and headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, First Citizens Bank serves customers more than 500 branches in 20 states. First Citizens Bank is a major subsidiary of First Citizens BancShares Inc. (Nasdaq: FCNCA), which has $32.9 billion in assets. For more information, call toll free 1.888.FC DIRECT (1.888.323.4732) or visit firstcitizens.com. First Citizens Bank. Forever First®.