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Officers & Directors

Executive Officers

Melissa D. Marsal
EVP/Chief Operating Officer
Eric J. Bergevin
Eric J. Bergevin
President & CEO
Eric J. Bergevin Mr. Bergevin is President/CEO of West Town Bank & Trust, President/CEO of West Town Bancorp and CEO of Sound Bank; Mr. Bergevin’s prior experience includes: President/CEO and lead organizer of Albemarle Bank & Trust; Founder and Owner of New Vision Mortgage; President of Anova Financial Corporation; Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of OBA Bank. Mr. Bergevin joined the West Town Bank & Trust Board of Directors in 2009, West Town Bancorp Board of Directors in 2016 and Sound Bank Board of Directors in 2017.
Kimberly B. Snyder, CPA, CGMA
Kimberly B. Snyder, CPA, CGMA
EVP/Chief Financial Officer
Kimberly B. Snyder, CPA, CGMA Kim presently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of West Town Bancorp, Inc. overseeing all finance and accounting operations for the Bancorp and its subsidiaries, West Town Bank & Trust and Sound Bank. Kim has over 13 years of CFO experience in the community banking industry. Prior to West Town, Kim was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Valley Financial Corporation / Valley Bank, a $900 million publicly traded bank in Roanoke, Virginia, where she was instrumental in the success of the Bank which led to the acquisition by BNC Bancorp at a 173% premium to tangible book value in June 2015. Kim also served as the Chair of the Virginia Bankers Association CFO Committee from 2012 – 2015.
Kim is also the President and Founder of KBS Results LLC, a management consulting firm which offers executive, financial and risk management services to companies, with a focus on the financial institutions sector. Kim earned the banking graduate degree and leadership certificate from the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking. She is a magna cum laude graduate of James Madison University, a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Virginia, and a CGMA Designation Holder.

Board of Directors

Marc H. McConnell
Marc H. McConnell
Chairman
Marc H. McConnell Chairman, Mr. McConnell joined the WTBT Board of Directors in 2009. Mr. McConnell serves as Chairman of Art’s-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. He is also President of Bauer Corporation of Wooster, OH, and Vice-Chairman of McConnell Holdings, Inc. of Kinston, NC, among other business interests.
Eric J. Bergevin
Eric J. Bergevin
Eric J. Bergevin Mr. Bergevin is President/CEO of West Town Bank & Trust, President/CEO of West Town Bancorp and CEO of Sound Bank; Mr. Bergevin’s prior experience includes: President/CEO and lead organizer of Albemarle Bank & Trust; Founder and Owner of New Vision Mortgage; President of Anova Financial Corporation; Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of OBA Bank. Mr. Bergevin joined the West Town Bank & Trust Board of Directors in 2009, West Town Bancorp Board of Directors in 2016 and Sound Bank Board of Directors in 2017.
James J. Kemp Jr.
James J. Kemp Jr.
James J. Kemp Jr. Attorney; Founder and Partner in the law firm of Kemp & Grzelakowski, Ltd.; Mr. Kemp’s prior experience includes General Counsel to the Illinois Commission of Savings and Loan Associations. Mr. Kemp joined the WTBT Board of Directors in 1995 and has served as general counsel since 1990.
Joseph T. Snyder
Joseph T. Snyder
Joseph T. Snyder Founder and President of Snyder Insurance and Financial Services; Mr. Snyder Joined the WTBT Board of Directors in 2009.
David G. Wicklund
David G. Wicklund
David G. Wicklund David Wicklund is the Director of Advisory Services at Plansmith Corporation. He provides asset/liability management consulting and training services to banks, regulators, and trade groups. Formerly, he was a Senior Bank Examiner and Capital Markets Expert with the FDIC where he led exams, developed training materials, and authored articles on liquidity and interest rate risk management. Mr. Wicklund joined the WTBT Board of Directors in 2013.
Jimmy E. Stallings
Jimmy E. Stallings
Jimmy E. Stallings Retired; Founder of the Chowan Agency, a Farm Bureau Insurance company specializing in health, auto, home and life insurance, which grew to a multi-million dollar agency. Mr. Stallings has been very active in both local and state industry organizations, has received many industry awards and designations including Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow (LUTCF). Mr. Stallings has served on the Edenton Town Council for many years, having first been elected in 1999. He currently serves as Mayor Pro Tem. Mr. Stallings also serves on the Edenton Chowan Partnership, a group of business leaders formed to promote economic development and growth for the county and the town. Mr. Stallings joined the WTBT Board of Directors in 2014.
Sandra Warren
Sandra Warren
Sandra Warren Sandra Warren is a native of Pitt County and owner of Executive Personnel Group. A regional staffing and employment service, Executive Personnel Group has 8 offices in North Carolina as well as placement contracts nationwide. Ms. Warren manages the day to day operations and employs over 5000 employees annually. Executive Personnel Group has operated in North Carolina since 1999. Ms. Warren jointed the West Town Bank Board of Directors in 2016.
Malcolm C. Garland
Malcolm C. Garland
Malcolm C. Garland Mal Garland is Senior Vice President and founding Chairman of the Board. He is a graduate of Harvard University with an AB in American History and an MBA in Finance. Mr. Garland served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He commanded tank and infantry units in Vietnam, and was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat for Valor.
Dolores M. Lare
Dolores M. Lare
Dolores M. Lare Mrs. Lare has more than 35 years of banking experience. Prior to joining Patriot, Mrs. Lare served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for Continental Bank Holdings, Inc. from 2005 through 2015. In that role she was responsible for information technology, risk management, marketing/product development, human resources, loan servicing, compliance, facilities and security. Mrs. Lare earned her BS degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University and her MS in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.
Jeffrey K. Moore
Jeffrey K. Moore
Jeffrey K. Moore Jeffrey Moore is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery education as Chief Resident at the Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Moore trained at the Alfred I duPont Institute for Crippled Children and has been Board Certified since 1991 by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, with voluntary Board Recertification in 2001. He is an Active Fellow in the American Society of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a member of several orthopedic and Medical Societies. He is a Sound Bank founding Board Member.
Randall C. Ramsey
Randall C. Ramsey
Randall C. Ramsey Randy Ramsey is the founder and President of Jarrett Bay Boatworks and Yacht Sales. He is also founder of the Harker's Island Sport Fishing School and is a licensed Coast Guard Captain and helicopter pilot as well as a marine surveyor and yacht broker. He is a Sound Bank founding Board Member.
K. Dean Wagaman
K. Dean Wagaman
K. Dean Wagaman K. Dean Wagaman, owner and President of Kurtis Chevrolet in Morehead City, has been in the automobile business since 1975. Mr. Wagaman is a founding Board Member of Sound Bank. He has served on various local and regional boards including the Carteret County Economic Development Council, the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce, the Morehead City Noon Rotary, the Chevrolet Regional Dealer Council and the North Carolina Auto Dealers Association. He is a recipient of the General Motors Mark of Excellence Award.