Beacon Community Bank Announces Colin Griffin Promoted to Senior Vice President, Senior Credit Officer

Beacon Community Bank, Charleston’s new privately held community bank, is pleased to announce Colin Griffin has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Senior Credit Officer.

Beacon Community Bank Promotes Colin Griffin to Senior Vice President, Senior Credit Officer

Griffin has been responsible for the composition and implementation of commercial and consumer loan origination infrastructure, as well as the strategic management of loan portfolio growth for the bank. In his new role he will continue to lead the development of credit risk management platform, will contribute to business development, and serve as guiding support in sales efforts and customer service.

“Since day one, Colin has been an invaluable part of the Beacon Community Bank team,” said Brooks Melton, President & CEO of Beacon Community Bank. “He has implemented key processes for our team that have made the client experience truly valuable, unique and meaningful. We congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion.”

Griffin brings 12 years of banking industry experience to his new role as Senior Vice President, Senior Credit Officer. Griffin was one of Beacon Community Bank’s original employees, and joined the team in December of 2017 as Vice President, Portfolio Manager.

Prior to that he served as Vice President, Commercial Portfolio Manager at Capital Bank from August 2015 to December 2017, and worked at South State Bank as Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager from May 2011 to July 2015. Griffin also held credit risk management roles at several banks dating back to 2007, where he started his career at Woodland Bank in Bluffton, SC.

A Beaufort, South Carolina native, Griffin received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Clemson University – College of Business and Behavioral Science in 2006, is a 2011 graduate of The South Carolina Bankers School, and a 2014 graduate of The Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

About Beacon Community Bank:
Local to the core, Beacon Community Bank is a privately held community bank in the Charleston area serving its members with a personable, high-caliber banking experience. At Beacon, we love our bank, because we value building relationships with our clients to serve their specific needs through concierge service, tailored financial planning, and state-of-the-art banking technology and products.

Beacon Community Bank is truly local with experienced banking professionals, local shareholders, and a 17-member board of Charleston’s most distinguished community leaders and business owners. With the exclusive ability to make financial decisions locally, Beacon provides clients with personalized services that are delivered quickly.

The foundation of the bank rests upon the achievement of astounding industry benchmarks, being the first community bank in South Carolina and the 10th bank in the nation to receive approval from the FDIC since 2009.

See why we love our bank and visit Beacon Community Bank’s two branch locations, at 578 East Bay Street in historic downtown Charleston and at 966 Houston Northcutt Blvd (Suite C) in Mount Pleasant, or online at

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