Stafford Kelly has joined Uwharrie Bank as executive vice president and senior relationship manager.

Kelly will be responsible for developing, leading and executing growth in both new and existing commercial relationships throughout the Charlotte region.

“Mr. Kelly is a rising star in Charlotte’s commercial banking landscape and an excellent addition to Uwharrie Bank’s growing presence in Charlotte,” said Brendan Duffey, president and CEO of Uwharrie Bank. “Stafford is very personable and high-energy. His entire banking career has been with community banks, so he well understands the high personal touch and customer advocacy we’re famous for.”

With over 12 years of commercial banking experience, Kelly has a diverse lending background caring for customers in a variety of industries and professions. Before joining Uwharrie Bank, he was most recently a commercial relationship manager for South State Bank.

Kelly is active in his community as a member of Christ Episcopal Church and serves on the Christ Church Kindergarten board of directors. He, his wife and two young children reside in the Cotswold neighborhood of Charlotte.

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