Frazier & Deeter’s Business Beat: Scott Hilton, SouthState Bank and Georgia State House District 48
Scott Hilton, Commercial Banker at SouthState Bank and Representative from Georgia State House District 48, joined host Roger Lusby to talk about the critical issues in the state he has a passion for. They discussed the Georgia First Commission, the state’s high-demand Career Academies, interest rates and inflation, Scott’s work with small businesses at SouthState, his family life, and much more.
Business Beat is presented by Alpharetta CPA firm Frazier & Deeter and is produced by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®
SouthState is one of the leading regional banks in the Southeast – serving more than one million customers via 275+ locations in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia. SouthState offers robust banking solutions, including consumer banking, mortgage, small business banking, commercial banking and wealth management. SouthState bankers care about its customers and each other – and it shows. SouthState is proud to have earned awards for banking solutions, service and workplace environment.
For the past three years, SouthState has been ranked on the Forbes 100 Best Banks in America and has earned top workplace honors several years running. This is banking at its best. This is banking forward.
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Scott Hilton, SouthState Bank and Georgia State House District 48
Scott Hilton serves as Senior Vice-President for Commercial Banking at SouthState Bank in Atlanta. Prior to this role, Scott led the Georgians First Commission under the Office of Governor Brian P. Kemp as Executive Director. The Georgians First Commission developed policy and operational changes to reduce burdensome red tape and streamline state government for the benefit of Georgia’s small business community. Scott was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2016.
During his tenure as State Representative, Scott was appointed to a leadership role as deputy whip and was recognized as “Legislator of the Year” by numerous organizations, including the Georgia Charter School Association and Council of Municipal Court Judges. Scott has spent a career in commercial banking working directly with business owners and CFOs to provide the valuable capital needed to grow their businesses.
Scott graduated with honors from Georgetown University, with majors in finance and international business. Scott graduated from Emory University’s accelerated, one-year MBA program with a concentration in capital markets. Scott is active in his community, having served in a variety of roles including President of the Peachtree Corners Civic Association and President of the Fowler Family YMCA Board. Scott is a graduate of Leadership Georgia, the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute, and LEAD Atlanta.
Scott met his wife, Meredith, at Georgetown. Meredith is an estate-planning attorney with a focus on wills and special needs trusts. They live in Peachtree Corners with their three children and enjoy hiking, golf, traveling and pickleball.
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Roger Lusby, host of Frazier & Deeter’s Business Beat, is an Alpharetta CPA and Alpharetta Office Managing Partner for Frazier & Deeter. He is also a member of the Tax Department in charge of coordinating tax and accounting services for our clientele. His responsibilities include a review of a variety of tax returns with an emphasis in the individual, estate, and corporate areas. Client assistance is also provided in the areas of financial planning, executive compensation and stock option planning, estate and succession planning, international planning (FBAR, SFOP), health care, real estate, manufacturing, technology, and service companies.
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