CCNB Announces Management Changes in Response To Growth

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, December 13, 2016 — Coastal Carolina National Bank (“CCNB”) announces promotions and additions to the company’s management team in response to their recent growth. CCNB doubled in size after merging with Aiken-based VistaBank in October 2016.

“This is an exciting time for CCNB and our entire team is poised for growth” said Laurence S. Bolchoz, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of CCNB. “It’s inspiring to work with a team of enthusiastic and bankers who are hard-wired to providing superb customer service and sincerely dedicated to the communities we serve. Our entire team exemplifies our bank’s ‘We Can Do That’ spirit.”

Dawn Kinard, Chief Financial Officer, was recently promoted to Executive Vice President. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. She previously served as a board member for the Coastal South Carolina Chapter of the Red Cross and was a graduate of Leadership Grand Strand Class XXXIII. She is currently a board member for the Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre.

Chris McElhinny, Senior Vice President was promoted to Chief Credit Officer. McElhinny has been with CCNB for five years. She now oversees the bank’s asset quality, loan portfolio management, loan underwriting, loan approval program, credit administration as well as loan operations. McElhinny is a member of the Finance Council of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and is the President of the Coastal Carolinas Chapter of the Risk Management Association. She was a graduate of Leadership Grand Strand Class XXXIV and previously served as the Chair of the Family Selection Committee for Habitat for Humanity of Horry County.

Justin Lee, Senior Vice President, has been promoted to Commercial Banking Director after serving for almost three years as CCNB’s Commercial Team Leader. In his new role, Justin will be responsible for the leadership and direction of the commercial lending team and the achievement of CCNB’s annual commercial loan production goals. He will also continue to oversee loan and credit management and administration. Lee is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and has a strong record of service within the community. He served as the 2016 campaign chairman of the United Way of Horry County and is on the board of directors for the Coastal Carolina Sertoma Club.

Robert Hucks, Senior Vice President, North Strand Market Executive, has assumed overall leadership responsibility for the Conway market in addition to the North Myrtle Beach market that he has been leading. Hucks, a native of Conway, will be developing commercial loan and deposit relationships in both the North Myrtle Beach and Conway markets. He is an active member of the North Myrtle Beach Rotary Club, member of the Economic Development Committee with the South Carolina Bankers Association, Treasurer of Little River Medical Center’s Board of Directors, a member of the Conway Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors, and a member of the Horry Georgetown Technical College Foundation Board of Directors.

Scott Benninga, Senior Vice President has been promoted to Mortgage Banking Director. Benninga will oversee CCNB’s entire mortgage banking operations, which includes mortgage loan production, underwriting, and general mortgage operations for the department.

Bob Bigger, a native of North Augusta, joins CCNB as Vice President, Aiken City Executive. With ten years experience in commercial lending, Bigger is responsible for generating new commercial loan and deposit relationships in the Aiken market. Bigger brings twenty-seven years of banking experience to CCNB, which spans bank operations, finance, and credit underwriting and commercial lending. He is an active member of the Aiken Rotary Club and serves on the Board as Treasurer of the Aiken County Helpline/211. He is a graduate of Leadership Aiken County where he recently served as the Treasurer of the Board.