First Bancorp Makes Changes to Management Team

First Bancorp, the parent company of First Bank, made changes to the management team of the company and the bank. Adam Currie will become chief banking officer of First Bank, Elizabeth B. Bostian will become general counsel and CFO of First Bancorp and Blaise Buczkowski will continue in the role of chief administrative officer and become First Bancorp’s chief accounting officer, reporting to Bostian. Currie and Bostian will report to Michael G. Mayer, CEO of First Bank and president of First Bancorp, and continue to maintain their offices in Greensboro, NC. Buczkowski will continue to maintain her office in First Bancorp’s headquarters in Southern Pines, NC.

In addition to these personnel moves, First Bank will align its business into three organizational lines that will report to Currie, including:

  • Commercial banking, which will be led by Brad Mickle, commercial banking executive, who will maintain his office in Wilmington, NC
  • Community banking, which is being led by Rob Patterson, community banking executive, who will maintain his office in Sanford, NC
  • Retail banking, which is being led by Bill Bunn, retail banking executive, who will maintain his office in Raleigh, NC

“We are excited that these important members of our leadership team will undertake expanded responsibilities as we move forward into the future. We believe that First Bank will have expanded opportunities to implement our strategy of thoughtful and disciplined growth,” Mayer said. “The experience and depth that will be provided by these colleagues in their expanded roles will be critical to achieving our goals of growth, community support and revenue generation. I would also like to thank Eric Credle for his 24 years of hard work and dedication as our chief financial officer. He has been a critical part of the growth and success of our bank.”

Credle, executive vice president and CFO, will retire on Nov. 12. Following his retirement, he will serve as a consultant to First Bank through the transition.

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