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Ruth Payne

Vice President and Office Manager, North Raleigh

NMLS# 412447

“The best moments of my day are when I’ve helped someone else.”     

Community Involvement

  • North State Bank’s Summer Salute for Transitions LifeCare (committee member)
  • Salvation Army
  • Safe Haven for Cats


North State has been my professional home for the last decade. Before that, I worked at Bank of America and Capital Bank. I was also a cast member at the happiest place on earth, Walt Disney World.  


  • Western Kentucky University
  • North Carolina State University
  • North Carolina Bankers Association School of Banking at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Sandra A. Temple Award presented by Summer Salute
  • Walt Disney Spirit Award


Huntington, West Virginia

Outside the Office

I enjoy traveling, antiquing, reading, swimming and ACC basketball! Go Duke!

Fun Fact

I played White Rabbit at EPCOT in Walt Disney World. Not for long though—the costume was hot! 


It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

–Walt Disney

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