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Officers & Directors

Executive Officers

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; 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.
Melissa D. Marsal
Melissa D. Marsal
EVP/Chief Operating Officer
Melissa D. Marsal
Steven E. Crouse
EVP/Chief Finance Officer.
Mr. Crouse is a native of Winston-Salem and attended NC State University, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in accounting and business management. Mr. Crouse was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Paragon Bank, now Towne Bank, for over 14 years overseeing the day-to-day financial processes of the bank. Mr. Crouse has been an active Cub and Boy Scout leader and is an Eagle Scout himself. He joined the Occoneechee Council Board of Directors over ten years ago and spent four years as the Director of Finance, also serving on the Executive committee, the Investment committee, the Finance committee and the Audit committee (Ex-Officio). Additionally, he has served on the board for The First Tee of the Triangle, where he was Treasurer and part of the Executive committee and he is still on the board for Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina, where he is also the Treasurer and an Executive board member.

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; 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.
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.