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RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory announced the following direct appointments today, effective immediately:

Banking Commission, Practical Bankers:

  • James T. Bolt Jr. (Mecklenburg County) – Bolt is the executive vice president of Bank of North Carolina in Charlotte. Bolt has more than 40 years of banking experience.
  • Lee H. Roberts (Wake County) – Roberts serves as the chief operating officer of VantageSouth Bank. Roberts also serves on the board of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.

Banking Commission, public members:

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  • Don Fader (Lenoir County) – Fader is the owner of SMC Home Finance in Kinston. Fader served as vice president of mortgage lending at First South Bank.
  • John C. Hunter (Buncombe County) – Hunter is an attorney with Adams, Hendon, Carson, Crow & Saenger P.A. Hunter served as a former legal counsel to Gov. Jim Martin.
  • Brandon S. Neuman (Wake County) – Neuman is a partner at Shanahan Law Group, PLLC. His areas of practice include banking and corporate/business litigation, among others.
  • James Hyler Jr. (Wake County) – Hyler is a retired banking executive from First Citizens Bank. He serves on the board of trustees for the University of North Carolina Health Care System.
  • Dalip Awasthi (Wake County) – Awasthi currently serves on the Banking Commission. He is the former managing director at Lehman Brothers in Tokyo.
  • Pamela B. Smith (Nash County) – Smith is the chief financial officer for Century Finance Inc. Smith is also a certified public accountant. She will fill the seat designated for a Consumer Finance Licensee.

-Press release from the office of Gov. Pat McCrory, shared April 30.

Angie Newsome

Angie Newsome is the executive director and editor of Carolina Public Press. Contact her at (828) 774-5290 or e-mail her at anewsome@carolinapublicpress.org.

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