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New EVP at Uwharrie Bank


Stafford Kelly is the new executive vice president and senior relationship manager at Uwharrie Bank. The new EVP will be responsible for developing, leading and executing growth in both new and existing commercial relationships throughout the Charlotte region.

CEO Brendan Duffey said Kelly is a rising star in Charlotte’s commercial banking landscape and an “excellent” addition to Uwharrie Bank’s growing presence in Charlotte.

“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,” Duffey said.

With over 12 years of commercial banking experience, Kelly has a diverse lending background caring for customers in a variety of industries and professions.

Prior to joining Uwharrie Bank, he was most recently a commercial relationship manager for South State Bank. Kelly and his wife and two young children reside in Cotswold in Charlotte.

Uwharrie is a full-service bank subsidiary of Uwharrie Capital Corp. Along with Uwharrie Investment Advisors, Uwharrie Bank is committed to supporting the success of counties and communities of the Charlotte Metropolitan and Uwharrie Lakes regions through a full range of financial solutions.


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