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John A. Forlines, Jr. is chairman and president of the Bank of Granite, located in Granite Falls. We the People of North Carolina magazine features him in the Businessman in the News section.
Northwestern Financial Corp. is the parent company to the state's fourth largest bank, Northwestern Bank. The late Edwin Duncan, Sr. founded the bank in 1937, and currently it has 180 branches and $1.4 billion in deposits. The bank is making a comeback from is troubled past.
Campbell provides a profile of Thad Woodard. In 1978 Woodard became president of North Carolina Savings and Loan League, Inc., which later merged with the North Carolina Bankers Association. He is the longtime president and CEO of the group. On January 1, 2015 he will retire after thirty-seven years as the lead lobbyist for the state's financial institutions.
Storrs began his career in banking and finance in 1934 when he joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond as an office boy. This year he ends his banking career of almost fifty years when he retires as chairman and chief executive officer of NCNB, the Southeast's largest bank.