Mark Smith, CWS®
Prior to joining SouthState, Smith served as the Director of Private Wealth Management at Hancock Whitney, where he oversaw the delivery of comprehensive financial services to high-net worth clients. He also held key leadership positions in Retail Banking, Business Banking, and Credit Administration at Regions Financial and served as Global Wealth Executive for BBVA USA.
Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Auburn University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University, The Georgia State University Center of Executive Education Management Development Program, and the University of Texas at Austin Executive Leadership Development Program. Additionally, he holds a Certified Wealth Strategist® (CWS®) designation from the Cannon Financial Institute.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Smith is an active member of his community and has served on boards for organizations such as the Birmingham Education Foundation, Leadership Birmingham, the American Heart Association, and the United Way of Central Alabama. He currently resides in Birmingham with his family and is a proud member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club.
- Certified Wealth Strategist®
- M.B.A. at University of Alabama Birmingham Collat School of Business
- B.S. from Auburn University Harbert College of Business
- The Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University