Page, Kesser appointed to commission

BLYTHEWOOD – Two Cobblestone Park residents, both with banking backgrounds, were appointed to the town’s Planning Commission by Council at its June 24 meeting.


A resident of Blythewood since 2015, Erica Page hails from Atlanta by way of Elgin. A graduate of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, Page has been in mortgage banking for more than 20 years. She is one of only four women in South Carolina to hold a national designation as a Certified Mortgage Banker from the Mortgage Bankers Association out of Washington, DC.

Page is married with two children who attend Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School.

Ed Kesser retired in 2014 from the banking industry. After graduating from The Citadel in 1969 with a degree in business administration, he served four years in the Air Force.


Kesser began his banking career with Bankers Trust in 1973 and retired from Bank of America as a Regional Commercial Executive. He later joined BCI Lending, serving as Executive Vice President with responsibility for business development and commercial lending.

Kesser also holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from the University of Arkansas.  He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma National Commercial Lending College and the University of Virginia Darden School of Banking. Kesser is a Leadership Columbia alumnus and has served on numerous local boards.

One additional seat remains open on the Planning Commission. To apply, contact town hall at 754-0501.

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