Pinnacle Financial Partners has named Mary Garcia as its new regional president for the South Carolina coast.

Garcia, most recently Pinnacle’s area executive for Charleston and long-time local banking mainstay, has assumed responsibility for all of Pinnacle’s commercial and industrial business from Hilton Head to Myrtle Beach.

“Mary is an exceptional leader and banker,” said Rick Callicutt, Pinnacle’s chairman for the Carolinas and Virginia. “She is a unifying force for our teams up and down the coast, and her track record as a ‘super banker’ gives us the kind of leadership we need in a region that is very important for our firm.”

Garcia has decades of local banking experience and is deeply embedded in the business community. She has spent her entire career in the Charleston area, beginning at First Federal of South Carolina in 1986. After eight years there, she spent another 11 at SouthTrust Bank and seven at CresCom before joining BNC Bank in 2012 as city executive. She continued in that role for Pinnacle until she was named regional president for the coastal South Carolina markets.

Pinnacle Financial Partners provides a full range of banking, investment, trust, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a comprehensive relationship with their financial institution.