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Joseph “Jemie” Meachum is a Commercial Banking SVP and Senior Relationship Manager for the Midlands and Lowcountry of South Carolina. In this capacity, his responsibilities include leading a team of specialists focused on understanding each client’s unique needs to deliver strategic financial guidance and solutions. Jemie’s mission is to help local companies thrive by achieving their business goals, no matter how simple or how complex.

Jemie began his banking career in Columbia and has covered the Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Augusta, Aiken, Beaufort and Hilton Head markets during his career. He was most recently a Senior Relationship Manager in the Lowcountry with a background as a Credit Products Officer and Senior Underwriter.  Throughout his banking career, Jemie has served mid-sized companies in domestic and international financial needs.

He also serves as a mentor for teammates across Bank of America as a member and leader in the Midlands/Lowcountry serving on the local leadership team and volunteer council.

  • Chair Charleston Animal Society Governance Committee 
  • Midlands Minority Business Accelerator Advisory Board
  • Past Chair, CRDA Global Fluency Steering Committee
  • Past Board Member, Charleston Metro Chamber Career Academies
Hometown: Summerville, South Carolina

Education: University of South Carolina

B.A. in Finance 1990

MBA in Finance 1994



    • General industries
    • Accounting and Law Firms
    • Government Contractors
    • Healthcare & Physician Practices
    • Transportation
    • Manufacturing
    • Not-for-profit
    • Professional Services

    • Midlands Minority Business Accelerator Advisory Board
    • Chair Governance Committee Charleston Animal Society

Meet the Team

With access to the global resources of Bank of America, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Margie Heslin

Vice President

Treasury Sales Officer

Sarah Mata


Sales Support Associate

Bank of America Business Banking

As you work to take your business to the next level in an environment where business and technology sophistication are critical to having a competitive edge, you need a local banking partner who has your long-term interests at heart.

Bank of America is that local advocate. We work closely with you to understand your business goals. We then draw on our Bank wide resources, technology and experience to generate ideas and solutions that will propel your business further.

With Bank of America Business Banking by your side, you can be assured your business has the power to grow and thrive.

You can benefit from:

Local Relationship Managers who are your advocates and bring the Bank’s resources to you as a seamlessly integrated, dedicated team

Comprehensive commercial banking platform with full range of products and technology, backed by Bank of America’s strength and stability

Access to bank-wide services beyond business banking, to manage both your business and personal wealth

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There is no substitute for a one-on-one relationship with a Bank of America relationship manager who is committed to your needs. Request an appointment today.