Aquesta Expands Presence in South Carolina Market –  Hires SC Market Leader Based In Charleston

Cornelius, North Carolina, UNITED STATES

CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aquesta Bank is pleased to announce that it has expanded its South Carolina presence into the Charleston market.  Aquesta has hired Greg Dickinson as its South Carolina Market President along with Nikki Hammons as a Loan Assistant. Greg will lead the South Carolina market, which also includes its Loan Production Office in Greenville.

Greg previously worked as a Commercial Banking Market Manager for a southeastern regional bank in Charleston, SC. Prior to relocating to Charleston in 2011, he worked in various commercial lending roles in Charlotte, NC. His experience is principally centered in commercial lending sales management, team leadership and new business development.  He resides in Mount Pleasant, SC with his wife Mary Susan and son Simon. He is a deacon at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Etiwan District Chairman for Coastal Council BSA and a volunteer lacrosse coach in the Town of Mount Pleasant and City of Charleston Recreation departments.  Nikki Hammons, who grew up in the Charleston area, will act as Loan Assistant for the entire SC Commercial Lending market.  Nikki has extensive experience as a loan assistant.  

Jim Engel, President and CEO, said, “We are fortunate to have Greg and Nikki join the Aquesta team.  Their proven track record in customer development, commercial lending, and delivery of outstanding customer service will spearhead Aquesta’s growth in South Carolina.” 

Aquesta Bank is a full service community bank headquartered in Cornelius, North Carolina about 20 miles north of Charlotte with 7 full service locations as well as loan production offices in Raleigh, Greenville and Charleston.   Aquesta Insurance Services, Inc. offers property, casualty and health insurance products as an independent agency with offices in Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Wilmington, Hampstead and Murrell’s Inlet, SC.   Aquesta Financial Holdings, Inc. is the holding company to its wholly owned subsidiaries, Aquesta Bank and Aquesta Insurance Services, Inc.  Aquesta Financial Holdings, Inc. common stock is publicly traded and is quoted on OTC under the symbol “AQFH”.

For more information on Aquesta Bank, please contact Jim Engel, CEO and President at (704) 439-4343 or visit our website at