PS&L’s Lewis to retire



PICKENS — Pickens only local bank announced recently that Mary Lewis, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will retire in September 2013.

Alex Gettys, President of Pickens Savings and Loan, states “Mary has been a huge part of our success. Mary was instrumental in guiding the Association through all the regulatory changes we have experienced in recent years. Mary’s professionalism and work ethic is an example for all of us to follow. She will be greatly missed, but she has trained the staff that she leaves behind to carry on with the same work ethic that she maintained during her years of service.”

Lewis started working at Pickens Savings and Loan in 1978 as a loan clerk. Over the years she has worked in all parts of the institution. In September 2002 the Board of Directors promoted Mary to Senior Vice President and Executive Officer.

Billy Singleton, Chairman of the Board for the Association, said “Mary has been part of the Association’s family for 35 years. We all appreciate and thank her for all the hard work and dedication she has given us for all these years. We are happy for Mary that she will now have more time for her family.”