Kerith "Keri" Shimkus

Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager, West Raleigh
NMLS# 530719

“The creativity, drive and determination of business owners inspires me. I believe supporting businesses as they pursue their goals is my calling.”


I moved to the Triangle and joined North State Bank in 2021 with 14 years in banking following lending positions at RCB Bank and CornerBank.


  • Southwestern College, Master in Business Administration
  • Emporia State University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in finance


Oxford, Kansas

Outside of the Office

I am an explorer. Whether it’s on a hike, reading a book or trying a different recipe, I like exploring something I haven’t experienced before. As a Wake County transplant, I enjoy discovering new things in “my backyard” and revisiting newfound favorites.

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.

–Vernon Howard
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