Thad Woodard to Retire as President and CEO of the North Carolina Bankers Association

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January 30, 2014

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Brandon Wright,
Director of Communications


Thad_Woodard_2011RALEIGH, N.C. – After 13,364 days of service to the banking industry, the North Carolina Bankers Association announces that Thad Woodard, President and CEO, will retire on January 1, 2015.

“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to spend nearly 37 years with the NCBA and am sincerely honored to have been entrusted with the leadership responsibilities for this outstanding organization. I am very proud of what both the NCBA and the banking industry have accomplished, together, during these decades of both successes and challenges,” said Woodard. “There is no doubt that the future is bright for our industry and for its distinguished Association.”

“Thad Woodard is the epitome of a true North Carolina leader. His knowledge and leadership will be deeply missed by the banking industry,” said Ron Black, NCBA Chairman and President/CEO of Bank of Oak Ridge. “We thank Thad for his service and unsurpassed dedication over the years and for his help in making this seamless transition for the future.”

Mr. Black has named a Search Committee to find the best replacement for the position. The Committee met last week and engaged the services of Tim O’Rourke of Matthews, Young – Management Consulting to conduct the search.

The firm will solicit and review applications from both internal and external candidates over the next several weeks. Selected finalists will be interviewed and evaluated by the Committee and the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Bankers Association. The goal of the Committee is to have the process completed in time for the Association’s 118th Annual Convention on May 31st. The newly selected individual will assume the office on January 2, 2015.

Recommendations of candidates and letters of application/resumes from anyone interested in applying for the job should be directed to:

Mr. J. Timothy O’Rourke
President & CEO
Matthews, Young – Management Consultants
505 Millstone Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278

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