H. Blake Gibbons Jr. has been elected chairman of the South Carolina Bankers Association. His one-year term will begin July 1. Gibbons has served as president and chief operating officer of Olanta-based The Citizens Bank since 1991. His past involvement with the SCBA includes chairing the South Carolina Bankers School and the South Carolina Insurance Trust. He is also a former member of the Community Bankers Council board.