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John F. Windley

Executive Business Development, South State Bank

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Windley served as the CEO of South State Bank and Chief Banking Officer of South State Corp until retiring in March 2019. He continues to work in an executive business development role on behalf of South State. Prior to this, he served in various leadership capacities, including being named President of South State Bank in 2004. Before joining South State in 2002, Windley spent 25 years with Bank of America. The start of his banking career began with C&S Bank in 1976.


Windley serves on the board of the Business Development Corporation of SC and is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia.


Windley is a graduate of Wofford College, where he received a Bachelor of Science. He is also a graduate of the Louisiana State University Banking School of the South.