Executive Management

Larry Barbour

Larry D. Barbour
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr.  Barbour has more than 35 years of experience in banking, particularly in the Wake County market. He began his banking career with Wachovia, serving in the role of vice president prior to joining Triangle Bank where he served as senior vice president and city executive for the Raleigh office. Larry is a graduate of North Carolina State University and the North Carolina School of Banking. As a member of the community, he serves on a number of boards including the John Rex Endowment Foundation (Finance Chairman), the WakeMed Hospital System, and as Chairman of the Hospice of Wake County Capital Campaign Major Gifts Committee. Larry has been recognized as a North Carolina State University Distinguished Alumnus (1997) and is a founding board member/treasurer of the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education. He currently serves as Vice President of the NC State Alumni Association. Mr. Barbour is a leader in the North Carolina banking industry, and he served as Chairman of the North Carolina Bankers Association in 2010 and 2011.

Brian Hedges

Brian S. Hedges
Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
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Brian joined North State Bank following a career at Stock Building Supply where he was a senior construction loan officer. An alumnus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting. He is a certified public accountant and serves on the board of directors for the Raleigh Chapter of the Risk Management Association.

Jonathan Krieps

Jonathan N. Krieps
Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Jonathan joined North State in September 2010 and most recently served as senior operations officer. He began his banking career in 1988, following his graduation from West Virginia State University where he earned degrees in both accounting and finance. Jonathan later graduated from the University of Charleston where he earned his MBA, as well as the School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He currently serves on the board for Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina.

Amanda Lloyd

Amanda M. Lloyd
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer  

Amanda has served as the Bank’s Human Resources Director since 2005.  Her human resources experience spans more than sixteen years in various industries, including banking, academia, and scientific instrumentation.  Prior to joining the Bank she held human resources management positions at Varian, Inc. (now part of Agilent Technologies) and The University of Tulsa.  Previous banking experience includes First Citizens Bank and Triangle Bank. Amanda is an alumna of North Carolina State University where she earned a degree in Business Management with a concentration in human resources as well as the North Carolina School of Banking.

Kirk Whorf

Kirk A. Whorf
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Kirk has served as chief financial officer for North State Bank since the bank’s founding in 2000. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president and funds manager for Triangle Bank (now part of PNC), as chief financial officer for Unity Bank in Rocky Mount, NC; as an EDP audit manager and a transaction services manager. An alumnus of East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, with a degree in business administration, he is a certified public accountant and also completed the Graduate School of Banking program at Louisiana State University. Kirk supports the development of the North Carolina banking industry by serving as an instructor for the North Carolina School of Banking at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.