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Southern First announces three new appointments to board of directors

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, announced the appointment of three new directors. Terry Grayson-Caprio, Ray Lattimore, and William Maner, IV will join the company and the bank as Directors, effective June 1, 2021.

Terry Grayson-Caprio recently retired from KPMG after 35 years, most recently as Managing Partner of KPMG’s South Carolina practice where she was responsible for the state’s business operations, including key accounts, business development, talent management, market development, facilities, and financial management. She currently serves as Director and Board Chair of the Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation, Director of the Greenville County Museum of Art, and Director of the Winthrop University Foundation.

Ray Lattimore serves as founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Marketplace Professional Staffing, a staffing firm which provides high quality, value-added recruiting and staffing solutions to leading regional, national, and international companies. He also founded the Ace Building Maintenance Company which supplies various corporate and industrial accounts with highly dependable janitorial and maintenance services. Lattimore currently serves as Chairman of the Phillis Wheatley Community Center Board of Directors, Vice Chairman of Greenville Technical College Area Commission Board of Directors, and on the Strategic Planning Committee of the Bon Secours Saint Francis Health System Board.

William “Bill” Maner, IV is a founding partner of Edge Capital, an investment firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, where he currently serves as an Advisory Director. He also serves as an Advisory Director of Lazear Capital Partners, an ESOP M&A firm, based in Columbus, Ohio. He has worked for Arthur Andersen, as a CPA, and for Morgan Stanley as an investment banker. He was also the Chief Financial Officer for ExGov, an early-stage Internet company. Maner currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Youth Project.

“We are incredibly proud and privileged to welcome Terry, Ray, and Bill to our Board of Directors,” said Art Seaver, CEO. “Each of these individuals are trusted business leaders and their guidance will contribute to Southern First’s continued growth and success.”

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