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Amanda M. Lloyd
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer
RALEIGH, N.C. . . . North State Bank Vice President and Commercial Banker Casey Atwater has been named chairman of the upcoming Leadership Raleigh class with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, announced Amanda Lloyd, executive vice president and chief people officer. Going into its 38th class, Leadership Raleigh is a nine-month program where participants get an in-depth view of community issues, enhance leadership skills and network with fellow business leaders.
Atwater is a recent graduate of Leadership Raleigh (class #36) and shared, “I gained a lot from my time in the Leadership Raleigh program. I have a richer understanding of the region—its strengths, the multitude of opportunities on the horizon as well as a deeper understanding of the unmet needs in our community. I’m honored to lead the upcoming class and look forward to sharing what I have learned.”
Atwater also serves as a board member for Capital Area Preservation and is active with several other community groups including the City Club Business Referral Group, Habitat for Humanity and the YMCA We Build People campaign. His financial services career began after graduating from college and continued for 15 years before he took a brief hiatus from banking to explore another passion—cooking. He was a line cook at the renowned Chef & the Farmer restaurant and went on to become the director of culinary operations for Deep Run Productions, working alongside nationally-acclaimed chef and author, Vivian Howard. He has appeared in several episodes of A Chef’s Life on PBS. Atwater joined North State Bank’s downtown Raleigh office in 2017.