Matthew Myers is a senior vice president and city executive for South State Bank in Spartanburg. South State, which started as a small rural bank in 1934, now has more than 2,500 employees at almost 170 locations in the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia. It is the largest bank headquartered in South Carolina. Matthew, who largely focuses on commercial and private banking, oversees, as city executive, a team of bank employees in Spartanburg. Matthew, who has a degree in finance and marketing from the University of South Carolina where he graduated from the Honors College, previously worked in commercial banking at First Citizens, BB&T and Arthur State Bank. Matthew, a graduate of Leadership Spartanburg, is chairman of the board of the Housing Authority of Spartanburg which is currently transforming its housing from public housing to rental vouchers under a Housing and Urban Development program. He is a co-founder of the St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic and serves on the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Advisory Board among other charitable and civic endeavors.