About Brantley Charleston Business Leader

I was born and raised in Drayton-on-the-Ashley, down Highway 61, at a time when it took ten minutes to drive from home to the ballfields at St. Andrews Playground. I spent my summer days swimming and boating in the Ashley River or riding my bicycle on the Mark Clark Expressway – a road that was under construction then and remains incomplete to this day.

My school years were spent at Springfield Elementary, Wallace Middle School and Middleton High School. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Carolina with a double major in Finance and Real Estate. I continued my education at The Citadel, earning my Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

During my 20 years as a commercial banker in Charleston, I’ve had the opportunity to assist hundreds of small businesses to start, grow or expand their operations.  These companies are the engine of the Lowcountry – employing thousands of our citizens. For me, there is no greater professional motivation than watching my clients turn their business dreams into realities.

My wife Julie and I live in Parkshore West of the Ashley. Our three children, Samantha, Zachary and Steven, all attend Charleston County public schools and keep us busy with dance, swimming, baseball and tennis. My family attends John Wesley United Methodist Church, where I am currently the Treasurer and past Chairman of the Administrative Council.  I enjoy spending time with extended family and friends, playing softball, taking walks in West Ashley and watching any game USC may be playing.

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The Moodys pose for a picture at a recent event with friend and US Senator Tim Scott.

Being active in community organizations in the Charleston region has always been important to me. My involvement includes:

  • Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors & Small Business Council Member
    • Total Resource Campaign Vice-Chairman
  • The Education Foundation – Past Chairman
  • Workplace Institute for Educators – Past Chairman
  • Junior Achievement
  • St. Andrews Rotary Club
  • John Wesley United Methodist Church
    • Past Chair of Administrative Council, Building and Finance Committee

Additional recognition and achievements include:

  • Charleston Regional Business Journal “40 Under 40”
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker
  • Graduate of South Carolina Banker’s College
  • Charleston Regional Development Alliance – Executive Board Member