SouthState adds three experienced bankers to the SouthState|DuncanWilliams team

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – December 19, 2023 – SouthState|DuncanWilliams today announced the addition of three bankers with extensive knowledge and a combined five decades of experience in the field.

These bankers join the team of financial experts driven by client-focused relationships and research-backed strategy.

“With the addition of these three seasoned professionals, we are uniquely poised to deliver the results our clients require and continue providing high-level service. We look forward to the caliber of strategy and insight they will bring to our organization,” says S.J. Guzzo, Managing Director of Debt Capital Markets.

Rick Turnage – National Sales Manager of Debt Capital Markets, Denver Colorado – began his fixed-income career in 1992, covering depositories and other institutional portfolio managers. Since 2009, he has managed institutional fixed-income sales teams, servicing a broad array of clients. He collaborates closely with trading, strategy, underwriting and public finance to ensure that SouthState | Duncan Williams is providing competitive products and the quality attention clients deserve. Turnage holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in addition to FINRA Series 7, 24, 53, and 63 licenses.

Matt Dustin – Public Finance Banker, Houston, Texas – brings more than 13 years of experience in municipal underwriting and advisory banking activities. He managed municipal client relationships, negotiated underwritings, and conducted placement of non-rated high-yield debt for special district and healthcare financings. Dustin most recently served as director of public finance with The Baker Group LP and began his banking career at RBC Capital Markets. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Public Administration in finance from the BYU Marriott School of Business.

Brian Shiels – Public Finance Banker, Dallas, Texas – also joins SouthState|DuncanWilliams from The Baker Group. With 9 years of experience in public finance banking in addition to prior experience in municipal government, he spent much of his career negotiating municipal underwritings and fostering municipal relationships across Texas. An Armed Forces veteran, Shiels holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Shiels and Dustin will serve municipal issuers throughout the greater Texas region and operate out of the office at 2850 Shoreline Trail, Suite 302, Rockwall, Texas 75032.

SouthState|DuncanWilliams Securities Corp., a registered member of FINRA and SIPC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of SouthState Bank, N.A. (SSB). SouthState|DuncanWilliams Capital Markets is a division of SSB and is not registered as a broker dealer. SouthState | DuncanWilliams Securities Corp. and SouthState|DuncanWilliams Capital Markets are collectively referred to as “SouthState | DuncanWilliams”. Securities may be offered to Institutional customers through either SouthState|DuncanWilliams Securities Corp. or SouthState|DuncanWilliams Capital Markets. Broker-dealer services are offered by SouthState|DuncanWilliams Securities Corp. Securities and investment products offered through SouthState|DuncanWilliams are not insured by the FDIC or any other government agency, are not bank guaranteed, are not bank deposits or obligations, and may lose value.