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North State Bank Promotes Kerith Shimkus

January 22, 2024

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Brian S. Hedges
Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

RALEIGH, N.C. . . . North State Bank (the "Bank") has promoted Kerith "Keri" Shimkus to credit administration officer, announced Brian S. Hedges, North State Bank executive vice president and chief credit officer. Shimkus will ensure the Bank's loan review and processing systems are efficient, thorough, and compliant.

"We are pleased to welcome Keri into this role," shared Hedges. "With nearly two decades of experience as a lender, she understands how the loan underwriting and review processes impact the customer experience. Her expertise will help improve our systems for the Bank and our customers."

Shimkus came to this position after serving as a commercial loan portfolio manager at the Bank since 2021. Prior to that, she held lending positions at RCB Bank and CornerBank. She earned a Master's in Business Administration from Southwestern College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in finance from Emporia State University.

"It’s exciting to start the year with a new chapter in my banking career," shared Shimkus. "As a community bank, North State is an integral funding source, especially for small businesses. I look forward to continuing our work to help the community thrive."

Founded in 2000, North State Bank is an independent, full-service community bank serving Wake and New Hanover counties through seven offices and serves the community management association industry through its division, CommunityPLUS.


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