First Bancorp and First Bank welcome Dexter V. Perry to its board
By Pavithra R
First Bancorp and First Bank, North Carolina’s largest community bank, has announced the joining of Dexter V. Perry to its board.
Perry is a Certified Financial Planner and a registered Investment Advisor Representative with One Providence Capital, a registered Investment Adviser Firm based in Cary, North Carolina. He began his career as a consumer bank manager and investment sales producer with First Union National Bank. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Duke University in 1991, Perry served on the Board of Trustees of the NC Supplemental Retirement Plan, chairing the audit committee and the investment subcommittee, the latter of which was charged with overseeing and monitoring plan assets in excess of $6 bn and reviewing the investment manager performance of over 25 individual mandates stipulated by the plan.
Perry also spent three years on the board of directors for the John Rex Endowment as a member of its finance committee, which oversaw investment assets of over $75 mn. Additionally, he served on the credit committee for Generations Community Credit Union in Durham, until its merger with Self-Help Credit Union in 2014, and was on the boards of directors of Mechanics & Farmers Bank in Durham, NC, and its holding company, M&F Bancorp, Inc.
“We are pleased to have Dexter join our boards and look forward to leveraging his experience in the banking and finance industry. We believe he will be an outstanding addition,” said Richard Moore, First Bancorp CEO.
First Bancorp is a banking holding company with total assets of approximately $7.7 bn. Its principle activity is the ownership and operation of First Bank, a state-chartered community bank that operates 101 bank branches in North Carolina and South Carolina. Since 1935, First Bank has taken a tailored approach to banking, combining best-in-class financial solutions, helpful local expertise, and technology to manage a home or business.
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