Tara Lau

Vice President and Commercial Banker, North Hills
NMLS# 664777

“For me, banking is not about the numbers. It’s about people and the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.

Community Involvement

  • Dementia Alliance of North Carolina (board member)
  • The Risk Management Association (member)
  • NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Raleigh Durham Chapter  (member)
  • Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors (member)
  • Triangle Commercial Real Estate Woman (TCREW, member)
  • Habitat for Humanity

Professional Affiliations

Leadership Raleigh 38 (Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce)


I started my banking career as a teller while in college and have remained in the industry because I love to help people and their businesses grow.  With 28 years in financial services, I can confidently say the best bank I have worked for is North State.  It is a privilege to be a part of a company that helps our community every day.


  • Indian River State College, Associate of Arts in History
  • Florida Atlantic University


Stuart, Florida

Outside the Office

I love living in North Carolina, between the mountains and the beach it’s hard to choose which place I like best. I enjoy spending time with my family, walks with my dog, gardening, reading and being involved in our community. 

Life is a precious gift, therefore I will live it well, one day at a time.

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