Scott Hilton serves as Senior Vice-President for Commercial Banking at South State Bank in Atlanta.  Scott is a passionate advocate for the developmentally disabled.  As State Representative in the Georgia General Assembly, Scott drafted and passed several pieces of legislation benefiting Georgia’s disability community.  Scott is a previous board member of the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta and is a parent-advocate for his son Chase.

Prior to his current role, Scott led the Georgians First Commission under the Office of Governor Brian P. Kemp as Executive Director. The Georgians First Commission developed policy and operational changes to reduce burdensome red tape and streamline state government for the benefit of Georgia’s small businesses. Scott has spent a career in commercial banking working directly with business owners to provide the valuable capital needed to grow their business.

Scott graduated with honors from Georgetown University, with majors in finance and international business. Scott graduated from Emory University’s accelerated, one-year MBA program with a concentration in capital markets.

Scott is active in his community, having served in a variety of roles including President of the Peachtree Corners Civic Association and President of the Fowler Family YMCA Board.  Scott is a graduate of Leadership Georgia, the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute, and LEAD Atlanta.

Scott met his wife, Meredith, at Georgetown.  Meredith is an estate planning attorney with a focus on wills and special needs trusts. They live in Peachtree Corners with their three children and enjoy hiking, golf, traveling, and pickleball.