Chairman, Mr. McConnell joined the WTBT Board of Directors in 2009. Mr. McConnell serves as Chairman of Art’s-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. He is also President of Bauer Corporation of Wooster, OH, and Vice-Chairman of McConnell Holdings, Inc. of Kinston, NC, among other business interests.
Eric J. Bergevin
Mr. Bergevin is President/CEO of West Town Bank & Trust, President/CEO of West Town Bancorp and CEO of Sound Bank; Mr. Bergevin’s prior experience includes: President/CEO and lead organizer of Albemarle Bank & Trust; Founder and Owner of New Vision Mortgage; President of Anova Financial Corporation; Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of OBA Bank. Mr. Bergevin joined the West Town Bank & Trust Board of Directors in 2009, West Town Bancorp Board of Directors in 2016 and Sound Bank Board of Directors in 2017.
James J. Kemp, Jr.
Attorney; Founder and Partner in the law firm of Kemp & Grzelakowski, Ltd.; Mr. Kemp’s prior experience includes General Counsel to the Illinois Commission of Savings and Loan Associations. Mr. Kemp joined the WTBT Board of Directors in 1995 and has served as general counsel since 1990.
Joseph T. Snyder
Founder and President of Snyder Insurance and Financial Services; Mr. Snyder Joined the WTBT Board of Directors in 2009.
David Wicklund is the Director of Advisory Services at Plansmith Corporation. He provides asset/liability management consulting and training services to banks, regulators, and trade groups. Formerly, he was a Senior Bank Examiner and Capital Markets Expert with the FDIC where he led exams, developed training materials, and authored articles on liquidity and interest rate risk management. Mr. Wicklund joined the WTBT Board of Directors in 2013.
Jimmy E. Stallings
Retired; Founder of the Chowan Agency, a Farm Bureau Insurance company specializing in health, auto, home and life insurance, which grew to a multi-million dollar agency. Mr. Stallings has been very active in both local and state industry organizations, has received many industry awards and designations including Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow (LUTCF). Mr. Stallings has served on the Edenton Town Council for many years, having first been elected in 1999. He currently serves as Mayor Pro Tem. Mr. Stallings also serves on the Edenton Chowan Partnership, a group of business leaders formed to promote economic development and growth for the county and the town. Mr. Stallings joined the WTBT Board of Directors in 2014.
Sandra Warren is a native of Pitt County and owner of Executive Personnel Group. A regional staffing and employment service, Executive Personnel Group has 8 offices in North Carolina as well as placement contracts nationwide. Ms. Warren manages the day to day operations and employs over 5000 employees annually. Executive Personnel Group has operated in North Carolina since 1999. Ms. Warren jointed the West Town Bank Board of Directors in 2016.