CresCom Bank Announces Employee Promotions in Charleston, SC and Washington, NC

CHARLESTON, S.C., August 16, 2018CresCom Bank, the second largest community bank in North and South Carolina, is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Smoak in Charleston S.C. and Melissa Roark and Noelle Gargaro in Washington, N.C. 


  • Charleston, S.C.

As a Senior Financial Analyst in the finance department, Michael Smoak has been promoted to Assistant Vice President. Smoak joined CresCom in January 2013 where he spent his first few months working with the bank’s wholesale mortgage company, Crescent Mortgage. He helped integrate new finance and accounting responsibilities to the Charleston branches and since then has continued to take on more responsibilities within the company. Smoak is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting. 


  • Washington, N.C.

Melissa Roark has been promoted to Assistant Branch Manager at the Market Street branch in Washington. Roark joined the bank in 2004 in the operations department where she held roles in online banking and deposit operations. She transitioned to work in customer service in 2016 before accepting her promotion as Assistant Branch Manager. 

Noelle Gargaro has been promoted to Assistant Branch Manager at the Carolina Avenue branch in Washington. Gargaro joined the bank in 2016 and previously worked as a trainer for the local district of Home Depot stores.


“We are pleased to promote these dedicated banking professionals,” said David L. Morrow, CEO of CresCom Bank. “We are thankful for their commitment to our company and the customers that we serve.”


About CresCom Bank:

CresCom Bank, the second largest community bank in the Carolinas, is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and quality products to the communities it calls home, and prides itself on its strong knowledge of local business and economic trends. Currently, CresCom Bank has 61 branch locations throughout North and South Carolina, and as of June 30, 2018 has approximately $3.6 billion in total assets. 

Under the holding company of Carolina Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CARO), CresCom Bank is one of 29 small-cap banks in the nation to be recognized as a 2017 Sandler O’Neill Sm-ALL Stars. CARO was also added to the Nasdaq Community Bank Index (ABAQ) by the American Banker’s Association. CresCom Bank owns Crescent Mortgage Company, which originates loans in 47 states partnering with community banks, credit unions and mortgage brokers.

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