Our Board of Directors
Chairman, Mr. McConnell joined the WTBT Board of Directors in 2009; Mr. McConnell serves as Vice-Chairman of Art’s-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. of Armstrong, IA (NASDAQ: ARTW), President of Bauer Corporation of Wooster, OH, and Vice-Chairman of McConnell Holdings, Inc. of Kinston, NC, among other business interests.
Eric J. Bergevin
President & CEO of West Town Bank & Trust; Mr. Bergevin’s prior experience includes: President 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 WTBT Board of Directors in 2009.
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.
Joe T. Snyder
Founder and President of Snyder Insurance and Financial Services; Mr. Snyder Joined the WTBT Board of Directors in 2009.
Elizabeth B. Frye, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Physician; Consultant with Witt/Kieffer, Ford, Hadelman & Lloyd, Inc.; Dr. Frye’s prior experience includes: Senior Vice President, Ambulatory Services, Loyola University Health System; Medical Director of Primary Care, Loyola University Health System; Assistant Chair for Postgraduate Medical Education, Program Director of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center; Director, Ambulatory Care, MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Frye joined the WTBT Board of Directors in 2010.
David Wicklund is the Director of Educational and Advisory Services at the Plansmith Corporation; prior experience includes former Senior Bank Examiner with the FDIC. While at the FDIC, Mr. Wicklund served as a capital markets subject matter expert and asset liability management specialist. Mr. Wicklund co-developed and served as a lead course instructor for the FDIC Corporate University's Asset/Liability Management School. He also developed the nation-wide materials and led train-the-trainer sessions for the FDIC's Evaluating Interest Rate Risk (IRR) Models training course. 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.