Countybank is pleased to welcome Tony Lawton as Commercial Relationship Manager in the Upstate area. Lawton comes to Countybank with more than 30 years of experience in commercial lending across the Upstate and along the South Carolina coast.
Lawton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Newberry College and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. His most recent position was with First Citizens Bank in Laurens as Senior Commercial Lender where he managed commercial loans in the Laurens, Newberry, and Edgefield markets. Previously he served as Market President for Capital Bank.
“We are proud to welcome Tony to Countybank” said David Tompkins, Senior Vice President, Greenwood Market Executive of Countybank. “The combination of his education and experience in commercial relationship management will help Countybank continue to best serve our customers.”
“Tony’s addition to the commercial banking team will allow us to better serve more communities within the boundaries of our existing Upstate SC presence,” said Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Countybank. “We look forward to utilizing Tony’s skills, experience, and relationship-building capabilities to deepen relationships across all of our lines of business.”
As Commercial Relationship Manager, Lawton is responsible for exploring new market opportunities in Laurens County, Newberry County, and southern Greenville. Lawton is also responsible for partial management of Countybank’s commercial portfolio in Greenwood.