Charleston, SC – United Community Bank has expanded the role and responsibilities of Dixon Woodward, who will lead the South Carolina banking operations for the Georgia-based bank. Woodward, a veteran banker who has been serving as Regional President – Coastal South Carolina since Fall 2015, will additionally take on a leadership role for United’s other bank presidents in the state. United Community Bank, which was chartered in Georgia in 1950, has steadily increased its presence in South Carolina since it first entered the state in 2012.
“Dixon has displayed exemplary leadership in the Coastal region,” said Lynn Harton, president and chief operating officer of United Community Banks, Inc. “He possesses both the strategic vision and commitment to service that will be essential as United continues to grow our presence in South Carolina along with our other outstanding market leaders.”
Woodward has more than 17 years of banking experience. He joined United Community Bank in 2015, after serving as Market President – Coastal Carolinas for another statewide bank since 2011. Prior to that, he spent the earlier part of his career working for Carolina First in different positions across South Carolina, including executive vice president, Market President –South Coast. He was recognized by the Charleston Regional Business Journal as one of “40 Under 40” in 2013.
In addition to his professional experience, Woodward is extremely active in the Charleston community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the College of Charleston Foundation and the South Carolina Aquarium. He has also previously been involved with the American Red Cross Clara Barton Society, American Heart Association Heart Ball, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and South Carolina Young Bankers Association.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with our talented bankers across the state,” said Woodward. “United Community Bank is unique for both its employees and its customers, and I look forward to being a part of the growth story in South Carolina.”
United Community Bank completed a merger with Mt. Pleasant-based Tidelands Bank in 2016 and Greenville-based Palmetto Bank in 2015. United has 32 locations in South Carolina.