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Don Truslow

Board of Directors

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Donald K. Truslow retired as Executive Vice President overseeing Risk Management and Legal Affairs for South State Bank, which was headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. Truslow joined South State following its acquisition of Park Sterling Bank, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina where he served as the Chief Financial Officer.

He joined Park Sterling Bank after retiring as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for M&T Bank, a financial holding company headquartered in Buffalo, New York. Truslow joined M&T Bank from The Financial Services Roundtable (FSR), Washington, DC, where he served for two years as President of the Financial Stability Industry Council. Before joining the FSR, he had an extensive 27-year career with Wachovia Corporation, including eight years as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. His other roles at Wachovia included serving as Comptroller and Treasurer, Head of Middle Market Corporate Banking, Chief Credit Officer of Wachovia’s South Carolina Bank, and Manager of Loan Administration in International Banking.

He has participated in several community and professional organizations. He is a past board member of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) serving as Treasurer, Finance and Audit Committee Chair, and Human Resources Committee Chair. Previously, he served on the boards of the Risk Management Association, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond – Charlotte Branch, The Babcock School of Business at Wake Forest University, the Advisory Board of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, and he chaired the board of the Arts and Science Council in Charlotte, North Carolina. Truslow graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Commerce.

Truslow and his wife reside in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Kiawah Island, South Carolina. They are proud parents of three grown children and three grandchildren, and they are delighted that all of them reside in Charlotte.