Board of Directors

Ralph N. Strayhorn

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

New Republic Partners

J. Keith Benedict

Chief Executive Officer

South Summit Capital

Samuel B. Bowles

Managing Director

New Republic Capital

Thomas M. Brantley

Former Tax Partner

Price Waterhouse Coopers, Former Tax Director, Bank of America

Shippen W. Browne

Executive Vice President & Co-director

Bellwether Enterprise

Janet R. Cowell

Former N.C. State Treasurer & Former Chairman

N.C. Banking Commission

Thomas K. Hoops

President & Chief Operating Officer

New Republic Partners

Robert C. Oliver

Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Hamilton State Bancshares, Inc.

M.C. Belk Pilon

President & Board Chair

John M. Belk Endowment

James Arthur “Art” Pope

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Variety Wholesalers

Mark E. Reed

Head of School

Charlotte Country Day School