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North Carolina Bankers Association Announces Its 2021-2022 Board Of Directors

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA) has announced its board of directors for the 2021-2022 term. Leading its new board, effective following the NCBA’s 125th Annual Convention from June 13 – 15, 2021, will be incoming chairman, Jim Sills, president and CEO for M&F Bank in Durham. Mary Willis, president and CEO of Fidelity Bank in Fuquay-Varina, will serve as vice chairman.

Additionally, incoming board members include the following:

  • Mike Atkinson – SVP, corporate CRA and community development manager at First Citizens Bank in Raleigh
  • Robin Hager – president and COO of Triad Business Bank in Greensboro
  • Brant Standridge – head of retail community banking at Truist Bank in Charlotte

Sills has been active in the NCBA for many years, including serving on the board of directors, the Executive Committee and on the NCBA Health Benefit Trust Board.

Charles Frederick, market leader of North Carolina for TD Bank in Asheville, served as chairman of the 2020-2021 board of directors and will serve as past chairman for the 2021-2022 term.

We are excited to announce the incoming board of directors for the 2021-2022 term,” said Peter Gwaltney, president and CEO of the North Carolina Bankers Association. “Our new chairman, Jim Sills, and this group of enthusiastic and innovative bankers will be strong advocates for the state’s banking industry as we continue to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are very grateful for the tremendous and unwavering service of the 2020-2021 board of directors under the strong leadership of our past chairman, Charles Frederick.”

“I am grateful and humbled to be the incoming chairman of the North Carolina Bankers Association,” said Jim Sills. “I want to continue with the important work that Charles Frederick contributed during his time as chairman and am looking forward to working closely with my bank peers as we continue to restart the economy and help our communities get back on their feet following the coronavirus pandemic. We are entering this term with several initiatives and projects to work on, and I’m excited to get started.”

Jim Sills
President & CEO – M&F Bank
NCBA Chairman
Mary Willis
President & CEO – Fidelity Bank
NCBA Vice Chairman

Charles Frederick
Market Leader, North Carolina – TD Bank
NCBA Past Chairman

Peter Gwaltney
President & CEO, NCBA

The North Carolina Bankers Association brings together all categories of banking institutions that best represent the interests of our rapidly changing state. Proudly serving North Carolina’s banking industry since 1897, the NCBA is the professional trade organization providing advocacy, leadership and support for its dynamic membership base. The Association has three subsidiaries, Centrant Community Capital,  Community Bank Services (CBS), and Community Insurance Services (CIS). Centrant Community Capital provides permanent debt financing for workforce apartment communities and housing in six states. CBS offers insurance and employee benefit products, as well as other to the Association’s members and publishes a quarterly magazine, Carolina Banker.  CIS is an insurance consortium that enables community banks to offer a full range of insurance products to their customers and prospects.  For more information, visit at

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