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John Leighton

Private Banker Vice President
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About John Leighton

John Leighton joined the Private Banking Group in 2008. With over 15 years of experience in banking, he focuses on delivering financial services to affluent clients to help them achieve their financial goals. Mr. Leighton is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Finance and South Carolina Bankers School. He is also a graduate of Leadership Columbia.

John is involved with his church, Eastminster Presbyterian, where he serves as a Deacon. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family on Lake Murray, running and exercise.