First South Bank’s Corporate Officers

Tom Vann
President and
Chief Executive Officer

Tom Vann has served as president of First South Bank since 1979 and is responsible for managing the Bank’s assets and overseeing its day-to-day operations. Vann joined the Bank in 1972, after graduating from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science. He has earned such honors as the Jaycee Distinguised Service Award, State FBLA Business Person of the Year Award, and FBLA District I Award. Mr. Vann has also been active in the community, serving as Member, Director, and Chairman of numerous civic organizations and his church.

William L. Wall
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Bill Wall joined the Bank in 1993. He has over 27 years of banking experience and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Barton College (formerly Atlantic Christian College). 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.

Paul Jaber
Executive Vice President
Mortgage Operations

Paul Jaber has over 24 years of banking experience, specializing in mortgage lending. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management. He has also 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 NC Housing Finance Agency, Fannie Mae Partnership, and the Nash Community College Foundation, as well as Treasurer for the Boys and Girls Club of Nash and Edgecombe Counties. He is a member of the Legislation Committee of the Mortgage Bankers Associations of the Carolinas. He is also a past president of the Mortgage Bankers Associations of the Carolinas and the Charlotte Mortgage Bankers Association.

Mary Boyd
Executive Vice President
Loan Servicing
Mary Boyd joined First South Bank in 1983. She was born in Japan, and has lived in Washington since 1977. Ms. Boyd is a graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting. She is responsible for selling and servicing mortgage loans and for managing the Bank’s servicing functions, including taxes and insurance. Ms. Boyd is an active member of First Christian Church.

Sherry L. Correll
Executive Vice President
Deposit Administration and Support Services
Sherry Correll, a native of Rocky Mount, NC, joined the Bank in 1985 as a Research Analyst. She was named Vice President in 1988, Senior Vice President in 1999, and Executive Vice President in 2002. Mrs. Correll is responsible for managing Bank Operations, Deposit Operations, Training, and Regulatory Compliance as it relates to deposit operations. She is responsible for providing retail support to the Bank’s branch system. Mrs. Correll serves on the Board of Directors of the Beaufort County Partnership for Children. She is also an active member of the First United Methodist Church.

Anne Corey
Executive Vice President
Chief Credit Officer

Anne Corey has more than 16 years of banking experience. Mrs. Corey joined the Bank in 1996, and she is responsible for managing, directing, and evaluating the Bank’s Credit Administration Department. She is a graduate of East Carolina University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Finance. In addition to her job at the Bank, Mrs. Corey also serves on the Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and as Chair of the Chamber’s Community Division. She has also worked in the past with the United Way and the Washington Montessori PTO Board, among others.

Kristie W. Hawkins
Kristie Hawkins, a native of Washington, NC, joined the Bank in 1982. She is responsible for financial and regulatory reporting, financial analysis, cash management, and forecasting reports. Ms. Hawkins also manages First South Bank’s accounting department. She is a member of Saint Clair’s Church of Christ in Bath, North Carolina.