Long-time Pickens Savings and Loan president and CEO retires

PICKENS — After nearly half a century in the banking industry, Pickens Savings and Loan Association president and CEO Alex Gettys is entering a new role in 2019 — retiree.

After joining the bank as CEO in 1993 and later becoming president of the organization in 2009, Gettys recently announced his retirement from the bank effective Dec. 31.

Gettys spent 46 years working for large and midsize banks throughout South Carolina.

“It was a great experience working in banking in different parts of the state, and I made lifelong friends in the process,” he said. “I was mentored by some great bankers in Charleston, Hilton Head, Columbia and

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