Robert R. Hill, Jr.

Robert R. Hill, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer, First Financial Holdings, Inc.

Robert R. Hill, Jr. serves as Chief Executive Officer. Having worked 18 years with SCBT, Robert has served in various positions since joining the bank in 1995, including Chief Operating Officer and President. Robert is also a member of the First Financial Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors.

An active member of the community, Robert has been honored with numerous awards including The Citadel School of Business, Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Distinguished Leadership Award, South Carolina Outstanding Young Banker of the Year, one of the top 20 business leaders by The State, a Distinguished Young Alumnus by the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business, and Outstanding Young Alumni by the USC Alumni Association. Business Week profiled Robert as one of 98 CEOs under 40 in the U.S. and 140 CEOs under 40 in the world who run publicly traded companies that are on the NASDAQ or New York Stock Exchange.

Additionally, Robert has held leadership positions as a board member and/or officer in multiple local organizations. Currently, he serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond – Charlotte Branch Board of Directors and the USC Development Foundation. He is also a member of the Palmetto Business Forum.

A graduate of The Citadel, Robert also earned an MBA from the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business. A native of Columbia, SC, Robert and his wife, Carol have two children.