Who We Trust in Business


Michael Estes
SVP & Chief Lending Officer at First Community Bank of Tennessee
Located in Kingsport, TN

Mike is a visionary and strategic leader who translates business strategies into value-based results. As an expert in enhancing profitability and business development, Mike brings an infectious passion to both his team and clients.

Charles Frederick
Market President at TD Bank
Located in Johnson City, TN

Charles has more than 35 years' of banking experience in NC, ranging from corporate, commercial, small business, retail, and insurance. Additionally, he serves on local boards including NCBA, YMCA of WNC, and more.

Brian Gillespie
Senior Vice President Commercial Banking at Bank of America
Located in Asheville, NC

A seasoned Commercial Banking Relationship Manager in Asheville. Primarily focused on providing lending and treasury solutions for Companies with revenues in excess of $5MM and a presence in Western North Carolina.

David Hayes
Market President at Truist
Located in Washington D.C.

David has worked with BB&T (now Truist) for over 30+ years and over the past 15 years, he has focused his time on leading a commercial banking team, working directly with clients and growing the bank’s business over a seven county area in WNC.

Kevin Hefner
Area President at First Horizon Bank
Located in Asheville, NC

Kevin is a dynamic leader in Commercial Banking, Business Banking and Private Client Banking in Asheville, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro, NC. Locally, he serves as the Asheville Area Chamber Audit Chair.

Carla Henry
SVP, Commercial Banker at First CItizens Bank
Located in Asheville, NC

Carla was born and raised in Haywood County, North Carolina. She began her career at First Citizens in 2004, and has been in Commercial Lending since 2007. She provides client with a local, holistic approach...

Patricia Hoelle
VP - Commercial Relationship Manager at Wells Fargo
Located in Asheville, NC

Patricia has been in lending for more than 10 years, with acumen in financial analysis, mortgage lending, commercial lending, and healthcare banking, as well as private banking.

Kevin Kilgore
SVP and Market Executive of First Citizens Bank
Located in Johnson City, TN

Kevin has more than 20 years' experience in the financial industries market. With expertise in commercial lending, private banking, and more.

Fielding Lowe
Commercial Lender at Park National
Located in Asheville, NC

Fielding has been in financial services since 2001. He has deep ties to the Asheville Community, serving on numerous boards. He specializes in equipment financing, lines of credit, and SBA & Goverment Loan Programs...

Mike Ratliff
SVP, Manager of Commercial & Industrial Banking for First Community Bank
Located in Abingdon, VA

For over 15 years, Mike has been a Small Business & Commercial Lender for community banks in Southwest Virginia and the New River Valley. His focus has been helping clients find working capital solutions.

Aaron Slate
VP, Commercial Lender at Truist
Located in Asheville, NC

A specialist in commercial lending since 2007. Aaron focuses on local community connections by volunteering on various educational boards, such as West Buncombe Elementary and Evergreen Charter Schools

Ross Sloan
SVP of Hemp & Cannabis Banking for West Town Bank & Trust
Located in Asheville, NC

A graduate of Davidson College, Ross has an impressive 35+ year career in commercial and middle market banking. He currently serves hemp and cannabis related businesses throughout the U.S.

Mark Stone
Commercial Banking Manager at First Citizens Bank
Located in Hendersonville, NC

Experienced Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Commercial Mortgages, Risk Management, and Banking.

Carla Trull
SVP, Commercial Banker at First Citizens Bank
Located in Asheville, NC

Carla's career includes over 30 years in financial services with the majority of her time in Business and Commercial banking. Her specific focus has been working with clients in the medical, professional and non-profit sectors.

Wes Wright
SVP at Truist Bank
Located in Asheville, NC

Since 1993, Wes has specialized in Commercial Government Banking. Over the past 14 years, he has specialized in Not-for-Profit lending. in the Western NC market.

Chris Youngblood
SVP at First Bank
Located in Asheville, NC

An experienced Commercial Banking Relationship Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry, skilled in portfolio management, banking, credit analysis and more.

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