J. Kenneth Sykes

Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Development Officer, North Raleigh

“My passion is helping people become homeowners. As a community bank, I believe North State plays a special role in supporting people through this process by providing educational tools and services that  enhance the homeownership experience.”     

Professional Affiliations

  • American Mortgage Conference, Chairman
  • 2019 North Carolina eMortgage Closing Advisory Committee, Vice Chairman

Community Involvement

  • NC State Poole College of Management, Mentor
  • North Carolina Community College Buyer Education Initiative 2019


I served as president of North State Bank Mortgage for nine years before transitioning into this role where I can focus my time on deepening North State Bank’s community connections and educational programs. Prior to joining the Bank, I was president of Affiliated Mortgage from 1995-2010.


North Carolina State University


Enfield, North Carolina

 Outside the Office

I enjoy fishing, watching a good game (Go Pack!) and spending time with my grandchildren.