SCBT Announces New Director of Risk Management

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SCBT announced last week that L. Andrew Westbrook III, who has served as regional president for the bank’s Foothills Region since 2012, has been named director of risk management.

Westbrook will be responsible for enterprise risk management, vendor management, business continuity/disaster recovery, information security, compliance, bank insurance and regulatory relations for SCBT’s three-state banking network.

“Andy’s extensive knowledge of the banking industry and excellent management skills will prove invaluable in this important leadership role for our company,” said Joe E. Burns, SCBT chief risk officer, in a news release.

With 29 years of experience in the banking industry, Westbrook has worked at large regional banks as well as smaller community banks starting as a management trainee and has worked in a variety of positions including corporate banker and regional management. In 2005, Westbrook was named president and CEO of The Peoples National Bank and then later moved into the role of president and CEO for Peoples Bancorporation, a three-bank holding company which merged with SCBT in 2012.

Westbrook is a graduate of the College of Charleston and is an active member of the community, serving as the chairman of the board of the Humanities Council of South Carolina and as chairman of the finance and stewardship committee for Trinity Lutheran Church.

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