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Justin Strickland

Past President, Southern First Bank 

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Strickland has more than 30 years of banking experience. He most recently served as president of Southern First Bank from November 2006 until January 2020. Prior to that, Strickland worked at Carolina First Bank from 1993 until 2006, serving in multiple positions over that time period, including S.C. Midlands Market President from 1999 until 2006. Before working at Carolina First Bank, he held various positions with The Citizens and Southern National Bank of South Carolina from 1985 until 1993.


Strickland currently serves on the board of the Lexington County Medical Foundation. He is a past chairman of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce; past chairman of the S.C. Bankers Association and past chairman of the Children's Trust of South Carolina.


Strickland earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina, and he also completed The Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.