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United Community Bank adds Keri Wise as Head of Retail Sales

COLUMBIA, SC – United Community Bank has announced the addition of Keri Wise as Head of Retail Sales as part of their community banking leadership team. In this newly created role, Wise will support more than 140 branches across four states with training and strategic guidance related to sales and service, employee satisfaction, and retail policies and operations.

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Keri Wise; image submitted

“We are extremely honored to welcome Keri and her years of experience to our team,” said Rich Bradshaw, Chief Banking Officer for United Community Bank. “We’re focused on addressing our client’s banking needs and solving their financial problems – two things Keri has prioritized throughout her career. I am confident our community banking teams will benefit greatly from her focus on consistent strategy and results.”

Wise brings 20 years of experience in retail banking, management, small business lending and sales to United. These skills coupled with her focus on client relations and customer service will prove beneficial for the bank as they work to enhance their small business and consumer banking offerings. Most recently, Wise served as a Senior Vice President, Retail Banking Manager for the South Carolina region of BB&T where she managed more than 100 branches.

“It’s an honor to join a bank that prioritizes customers,” said Wise. “Everyone deserves economic wellbeing and I’m passionate about finding new ways to help our clients win financially. I look forward to working with team leaders across the footprint to bring effective solutions to those we service.”

Wise is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. She will be based in United’s Columbia, South Carolina office at 1901 Main Street.

About United Community Banks, Inc.
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) is a bank holding company headquartered in Blairsville, Georgia, with executive offices in Greenville, South Carolina. United is one of the southeast region’s largest full-service financial institutions with $12.9 billion in assets, and 149 offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. It operates principally through United Community Bank, its bank subsidiary, which specializes in personalized community banking services for individuals, small businesses and companies. Services include a full range of consumer and commercial banking products, including mortgage, advisory, and treasury management. Respected national research firms consistently recognize United Community Bank for outstanding customer service. For five of the past six years, J.D. Power has ranked United Community Bank first in customer satisfaction in the Southeast. In 2019, for the sixth consecutive year, Forbes magazine included United on its list of the 100 Best Banks in America, and for the first time included United on its list of The World’s Best Banks. Additional information about UCBI and the Bank can be found at

Published February 28, 2020

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