Ann-Stanton C. Gore recognized as a Darla Moore School Distinguished Young Alumni

Congratulations to Junior League Sustainer, Ann-Stanton C. Gore, who was recently recognized by Darla Moore School.  She received the Distinguished Young Alumni award for her outstanding achievements in business, academia, government, or not-for-profits organization.

Ann-Stanton is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Primis.

Moore School Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipient Ann-Stanton C. Gore was named in September 2021 the executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Primis, a Virginia-based financial institution.

As the EVP and CMO, Gore leads Primis’s marketing, digital and promotional programs, advancing the bank’s digital transformation and V1be, Primis’s proprietary banking-delivery service.

In addition, she oversees the bank’s corporate social responsibly initiatives, including Primis Works, the company’s flagship program that empowers single mothers by providing a fully paid, life-changing opportunity to establish and grow meaningful careers.

Gore attributes her part of her journey to the C-suite with Primis to the “well-rounded business acumen” she gained from her time at the Moore School.

“My finance and marketing concentrations are directly correlated to my career growth in the financial industry,” she said. “I believe my business creativity, ingenuity, innovation and graceful pivoting skills were ignited at the Moore School and seriously honed immediately upon graduation in 2007, which was right at the beginning of the great recession in the U.S.”

Prior to joining Primis, Ann-Stanton was Ameris Bank’s head of marketing and then director of corporate communications as the company grew from $1 billion in assets to more than $20 billion. During her 14-year tenure, she led the marketing and communications efforts for 18 mergers and acquisitions and launched the bank into a new era with a new bold and humanized brand.

A 2018 Best and Brightest award recipient by Columbia Business Monthly, Gore is on the faculty with the South Carolina Bankers School. She was recognized as Ameris Bank’s Enterprise Services Banker of the Year in 2016, among other internal accolades. She has volunteered with the Junior League of Columbia since 2008 and served on the organization’s executive management board from 2019-2021.

Be sure to check out the full press release under the 2023 Awardees!