United Community Bank has named Moryah Jackson as Vice President, Director of Community Development and Engagement. In this newly created leadership role, Jackson will be responsible for oversight of the bank’s community impact initiatives along with serving as a key decision maker of the recently established United Community Bank Foundation.
“Supporting the communities we serve has always been one of our top priorities. We are proud to now further that commitment with the addition of Moryah and creation of the United Community Bank Foundation,” said Lynn Harton, Chairman and CEO of United Community Bank. “Moryah has provided effective guidance to many organizations and helped strengthen their community relationships. We look forward to benefiting from her expertise to help increase the impact of United’s community outreach efforts.”
Jackson comes to United from Clemson University, where she served as Director of Diversity Education. While in this position, she led initiatives to advance diversity, inclusion and community engagement across the state. Earlier in her career, Jackson worked to launch ‘TransformSC’, a public-private partnership focused on transforming the public education system in South Carolina. Other career roles include Assistant Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement at the University of South Carolina and Apprenticeship Consultant for the South Carolina Technical College System.
“I am honored to join United Community Bank during such a transformative period,” said Jackson. “I’ve dedicated my career to helping organizations find new, sustainable ways to support their communities and foster economic development. United has long focused on community engagement and I look forward to developing innovative strategies to help increase the bank’s influence across the Southeast.”
Jackson earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from Columbia College and her master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of South Carolina. She is also a graduate of the South Carolina Economic Development Institute, the Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Initiative, and the South Carolina Education Policy Fellowship Program. Jackson has been recognized as a “20 under 40” leader by The State newspaper and a “40 under 40” leader by the South Carolina Black Pages. Presently, Jackson serves on the South Carolina Women in Leadership Consulting Council, volunteers with Midlands Technical College’s Upward Bound Program and enjoys reading banned books in her spare time.