Bill Payne has lived in Mount Pleasant since 2004. Prior to becoming a Loan Officer in 2005, Bill worked for a private equity group in New York as a Controller for one of the venture groups focusing heavily on acquisitions. He accepted this role after serving as a Manager with the Assurance and Advisory Business division for Ernst & Young. There, his duties included providing strategic planning for SEC clients as well as guiding the board of directors on new government legislation.
His background as a Certified Public Accountant and experience with private equity suit him very well for working with clients in this industry. He is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting.
Bill serves as a Board Member of Reading Partners of South Carolina and is an active member of the South Carolina Aquarium. He is also six-year sponsor of the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction. He, his wife, son and daughter live in Mount Pleasant.