Midlands People & Achievements: H. Richard Sturm

H. Richard Sturm , president of Columbia-based Ameris Bank, has joined the board of directors of Business Development Corp. Sturm has been in the banking industry since 1988, and has been president of Ameris Bank since 2006. Previously, he served as regional executive for SCBT in Hilton Head, director of commercial lending for Carolina First in Greenville and was a commercial lender for C&S/Bank of America in Columbia.

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