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Colonel Greg A. Lapointe

Photo:  Colonel Greg LapointeBackground
Colonel Lapointe is president of the Northern Banking Group for South State Bank, which includes Georgia, North Carolina and the I-85 corridor area of the Upstate, Piedmont and Foothills Regions of South Carolina. Colonel Lapointe is also responsible for the growth and development of the Treasury Services and American Pension divisions within South State Bank.

Starting his banking career in 1985, Colonel Lapointe has served in various banking and banking leadership positions in North and South Carolina. He has worked in the Coastal, Midlands and Upstate regions of South Carolina, and the Triangle and Eastern/Coastal markets of North Carolina.

Board Service

  • Appointed by the governor in 2013; current term, 2013 to 2019
  • Strategy, Vision and Governance, Chair
  • Operations and Risk Management, Member
  • Education and Leadership Development, Member

Citadel Activities and Affiliations
The Citadel Alumni Association, Life Member

Other Board Affiliations and Community Service

  • Midlands Business Leadership Group, Former Executive Committee Member
  • Midlands Housing Alliance, Former Executive Committee Member
  • Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Former Executive Committee Member
  • The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Society, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Richland County Transportation Commission, Former Vice Chair
  • Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Scout Master


  • Richland Northeast High School, Columbia, S.C., 1981
  • Bachelor of Arts, The Citadel, 1985
  • Graduate School of Banking of the South, Louisiana State University, 1993
  • Economic Development Certificate, University of North Carolina School of Government at Chapel Hill, 2005
  • Economic Development Certificate, College of Charleston, 2009


  • Married to the former Nancy Celeste Lewis of Columbia for 28 years
  • Three children
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