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J. Barry Ham

President, Bank of Clarendon

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Ham began his career with the Bank of Clarendon in 1984 and became President in 2006. Ham also serves as a board member of the Business Development Corporation of South Carolina.


Ham has held leadership roles with the Independent Community Banks of America, where he served as President; the South Carolina Bankers Association; the Clarendon County Development Board; Santee Lynches Regional Development Corporation; Clarendon School District Two Foundation; and Business Development Corporation’s associate company, Certified Development Corporation of South Carolina.


Ham is a graduate of Clemson University along with the South Carolina Bankers School, American Institute of Banking, ABA National Compliance School and the South Carolina Economic Developers School. He was named Outstanding Young Banker by the South Carolina Bankers Association in 2003 and South Carolina Independent Banker of the Year in 2012.