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Mze Wilkins Named to BDC Board

Mze Wilkins, South Carolina President of Ameris Bank, has joined the Board of Directors of Business Development Corporation (BDC) of SC.

Wilkins joined Georgia-based Ameris in 2007 to lead its expansion in South Carolina, helping to lead its growth to more than $750 million in assets in the Palmetto State. She was with Bank of America for more than 20 years prior to joining Ameris.

Wilkins is a Darlington native and graduate of Columbia College. Her civic leadership currently includes board roles at Carolina Children's Home and Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina.

"Mze is a richly experienced and accomplished community leader and banker. She has already provided many valuable contributions as a member of the Certified Development Corporation Board and we're excited to see her make the transition to the BDC Board," said Peter Shand, President and CEO of BDC.

BDC is a non-bank commercial lending company specializing in the U.S. Small Business Administration's 7(a) loan guaranty program and the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) and is associated with CDC.


Thomas Bouchette

Mze Wilkins

South Carolina President of Ameris Bank