The Bank has a diverse group of directors, consisting of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who are active in their community.


Fred E. Beacham Fred E. Beacham is the owner of All Season's Heating & Cooling in Jacksonville, NC. Mr. Beacham graduated from Campbell University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Studies.

W. Alex Willis, D.D.S. Thomas W. Bell, Jr., D.D.S.,earned his B.S. in Biology from Emory College in 1981and D.D.S. from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1985; in Atlanta, Georgia. He served in the United States Navy Dental Corps as a general dentist with Naval Dental Clinic, Camp Lejeune, NC 1985-86 and 22d Dental Company 1987-88. He established Thomas W. Bell, Jr.,D.D.S., P.A. in Jacksonville, NC in 1988, then Thomas W. Bell, Jr., D.D.S. and Edward G. Covert, D.D.S. partnership in 2007. Having been a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Association, Southeastern Academy of Oral Surgery, Southern Academy of Prosthodontics and the American College of Dentists he is now retired from the practice of dentistry.

Vanessa Ervin Vanessa Ervin is the President and CEO of Carobell, Inc. Carobell is a private non-profit organization licensed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, to provide residential, medical and educational services to individuals with cognitive and intellectual disabilities. She holds a Masters in Rehabilitation and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. Mrs. Ervin is a Commissioner and Past Chair of the Onslow Memorial Hospital Authority and serves on the National Board of the American Hospital Association.

Jim A. King is the CFO of Fred Webb, Inc. in Greenville, NC. He received his accounting degree from Northern Illinois University in 1973 and worked as a Certified Public Accountant until he joined Fred Webb, Inc. in 1987. He currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer for the Southeastern Grain and Feed Association and the William C. Ethridge Foundation, Inc. He served as a Director of the National Grain & Feed Association from 1998 through 2004.

John R. Kopka John R. Kopka owns Kopka and Associates which organizes and manages local golf tournaments for the civilian and military population in Onslow County. Colonel Kopka served as a Marine Officer for thirty years, most recently as the Chief of Staff of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

Scott Johnston, MD Scott Johnston, MD is a board certified anesthesiologist and fellowship trained expert in pain management. In 1990, after completing his residency he served as the Director of Anesthesia Services at Cherry Point Naval Hospital and Assistant Director at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune. He has practiced pain medicine exclusively as the owner of Johnston Pain Management since 1995.

Hubert Saunders Hubert Saunders is the owner of Saunders Funeral Home in Jacksonville, NC and has served the Onslow County and surrounding counties for over 18 years. Mr. Saunders graduated from LaGuardia College and the American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science in New York. Mr. Saunders current civic involvement includes membership in the Onslow County Political Action Committee and the A Koonce Help Yourself Club.

Billy Sewell is President and CEO of Platinum Corral, a 26 unit franchisee of Golden Corral Restaurants in 6 states. He is a graduate of Campbell University. He is a current board member of North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, National Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

Jeffery B Turner of Pink Hill is Executive Vice President and COO of Murphy Family Ventures, LLC in Wallace, North Carolina. MFV provides management services for the operation of swine, turkey, and chicken farms both in North Carolina and Missouri. In addition, MFV manages the Murphy Family’s Investment Holdings, as well as the Mad Boar Restaurant, the Holiday Inn, River Landing Golf Community, 1-800-Pack Rat, and Select Food Services. Turner and his family own Turner Farms, LLC, Turner Chicken Ranch, LLC, and is a partner in Bill Carone Ford, and Bill Carone Chevrolet.
He currently serves on the North Carolina Board of Agriculture, The Economic Development Partnership of NC, The President’s Advisory Board for Campbell University, and the Board of Trustees for Kinston’s Arendell Parrott Academy. Turner has a degree in Accounting and Agricultural Business.

W. Alex Willis, D.D.S. W. Alex Willis, D.D.S., M.Sc.O. is an orthodontist with Willis, Vanek, Ball & Fischer, P.A. in Jacksonville, NC. After graduating from Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina Dental School, Dr. Willis founded the practice of Willis, Vanek, Ball & Fischer, PA. Dr. Willis has been the President of the NC Association of Orthodontists and the North Carolina Easter Seals Society. Currently, Dr. Willis is a Director of the Salvation Army.


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