Robert E. Staton, Sr., President
Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina
Mr. Staton has served as President of Presbyterian College since July 2015. Mr. Staton previously served as Chief of Staff for Presbyterian College from 2011 through 2013, and as Executive Vice President of External Relations for Presbyterian College from 2006 until 2011. Mr. Staton has provided business development consulting services to Coleman Lew + Associates, an executive search and leadership development firm, since 2013. In 2002, Mr. Staton was named Chairman of the Board of Carolina National Bank until its acquisition by First National Bank of the South in 2008. From 1986 until 2002, Mr. Staton served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Colonial Life, a publicly traded company primarily in the business of selling and servicing voluntary benefits programs. Mr. Staton served as a director of First National Bankshares and was a director of First National Bank of the South from 2008 until 2010. Mr. Staton holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Mr. Staton has extensive professional experience in legal matters and senior executive positions with financial companies, as well as service as the chairman of a public company. Additionally, he has served on numerous boards and committees of public, private, civic, educational and other organizations. Mr. Staton has been a Director at Delta Apparel, Inc. since 2009 and is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Governance Committee.