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Corporate Officers:


    Thomas A. Vann  
    President & CEO of First South Bank & First South Bancorp
       
    Joined First South Bank: 1972
       
   
Education:
Bachelor of Science from North Carolina State University
         
 

Professional Affiliations:
Mr. Vann has earned such honors as the Jaycee Distinguished Service Award, State FBLA Business Person of the Year Award, and Business Leader of the Year Award. Mr. Vann has also been active in the community, serving as Member, Director, and Chairman of numerous civic organizations and his church.

 

 
 

randy   Randy Woodson  
 

Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer

     
  Joined First South Bank: 2008
     
 

Education:
Mr. Woodson received his BS degree in Finance and Marketing from Virginia Tech University in 1984 and graduated from the ABA Stonier School of Banking in 2005.  In 2006, he completed the Executive MBA program at Wake Forest University. 

       
Responsibilities:
Manage business development throughout the branch network by establishing objectives and goals, developing and implementing marketing strategies, and providing management support and coordination for retail business development.
 

Professional Affiliations:
Mr. Woodson is involved with the United Way and the Boy Scouts of America.

 


  William L. Wall  
  Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
     
  Joined First South Bank: 1993
     
 
Education:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Barton College
       
Professional Affiliations:
Mr. Wall currently serves on the Beaufort County Community College Foundation Board and is on the Executive Committee of the Miss North Carolina Pageant Organization. He is a past president of the Beaufort County United Way, the Washington Noon Rotary Club and treasurer of Rotary District 7720. He was presented the 2001 Community Service Award by Washington/Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce for his community and civic involvement in several local organizations. The Community Service Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Chamber.



  Mary Boyd  
  Executive Vice President
Loan Servicing
     
  Joined First South Bank: 1983
     
 
Education:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from East Carolina University
       
Responsibilities:
Ms. Boyd is responsible for selling and servicing mortgage loans and for managing the Bank's servicing functions, including taxes and insurance.
       

Professional Affiliations:
Ms. Boyd is an active member of First Christian Church.

 


  John F. "Nick" Nicholson  
  Executive Vice President
Chief Credit Officer
     
  Joined First South Bank: 2006
     
 
Education:
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
       
Responsibilities:
Mr. Nicholson is responsible for managing and directing the Bank's credit administration department and to ensure the Bank's credit goals and objectives are met.
       

Professional Affiliations:

  • North Carolina Small Business & Technology Center: Advisory Board (1992-Present); Capital Region Advisory Board (1992-Present)
  • Risk Management Association
  • Member of Chamber of Commerce: Greater Raleigh, Garner, Wake Forest, Durham, Laurinburg.
  • First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh

  Sherry L. Correll  
  Executive Vice President
Bank Operations
     
  Joined First South Bank: 1985
     
 
Responsibilities:
Mrs. Correll is responsible for managing Bank Operations to include Deposit Operations, Commercial and Consumer Loan Operations, Training, Human Resources and Regulatory Compliance for Bank Operations.  She is also responsible for providing support to the Bank’s branch system.
       

Professional Affiliations:
Mrs. Correll is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Washington, NC

 


  Paul Jaber  
  Executive Vice President
Mortgage Operations
     
  Joined First South Bank: 2002
     
 
Education:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Business
       

Professional Affiliations:
Mr. Jaber graduated from the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is active in the community, serving as a board member of the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency and the Nash Community College Board of Trustees. He is a Commissioner of the Rocky Mount Housing Authority, a member of the Legislation Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Association of the Carolinas, and serves on the Advisory Board for Communities in Schools of Nash County. He is also a past president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of the Carolinas and the Charlotte Mortgage Bankers Association.




k   Kristie Hawkins  
  Treasurer
Controller
     
  Joined First South Bank: 1982
     
 
Responsibilities:
She is responsible for financial and regulatory reporting, financial analysis, cash management, and forecasting reports.
       
Professional Affiliations:
Ms. Hawkins is a member of Saint Clair's Church of Christ in Bath, North Carolina.

 


 
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