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Myrtle Beach Banking Veteran Elected to American Business Association Board of Directors | Myrtle Beach News

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MYRTLE BEACH — The manager of a Myrtle Beach-based bank with 11 branches along the South Carolina coast was recently elected to serve on the board of directors of a national banking industry trade association.

K. Wayne Wicker, president and CEO of South Atlantic Bank, will serve on the American Bankers Association board of directors for the 2022-23 association year after members elect him and d others at an annual meeting Oct. 2-4 in Austin, Texas.

The American Bankers Association lobbies for the American banking industry.

“I commend our newly elected officers and board members who will play a critical role in directing the ABA’s work on behalf of America’s banks over the next year,” said Rob Nichols, President and CEO. from the ABA leadership in a statement. “This group of industry leaders has a depth and breadth of experience that will serve them well as they seize the opportunities and meet the challenges ahead.

“I look forward to working with them to ensure that banks of all sizes can continue to serve their communities and help our economy grow.”

Wicker is a seasoned banker with over 30 years of experience in the Myrtle Beach and South Carolina markets, including leadership positions at Nexity Bank as Senior Vice President for Correspondent Banking and Anchor Bank as senior vice president and regional manager for the North Coast.


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Including his leadership at South Atlantic Bank, Wicker serves on the South Carolina State Council of Financial Institutions, the ABA Council of Members, and is a past president of the South Carolina Bankers Association.







K.Wayne Wicker

K. Wayne Wicker, president and CEO of South Atlantic Bank, has been elected to the board of directors of a national banking industry association. Provided




Wicker holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Citadel and completed the Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University and the South Carolina Bankers School at the University of South Carolina. He is a Gulf War veteran, officially serving in the SC Air National Guard.

The American Bankers Association, based in Washington, D.C., said it represents the nation’s $23.7 trillion banking industry, made up of small, regional and large banks that employ more than 2 million people, protect 19 $.6 trillion in deposits and $11.8 trillion in loans.

South Atlantic Bank has over $1.4 billion in total assets, with branches in Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest, North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, Georgetown, Mount Pleasant, Charleston, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island.


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