Pamlico County | Chairman, Executive and Governance Committees
Representing Beaufort, Dare, Tyrrell, Hyde, Pamlico, and Washington Counties
B. Derek Potter, chairman, is a row crop farmer in Pamlico County who also serves on the board of a closely held farming corporation, the United Soybean Board, the North Carolina Soybean Board, the Pamlico County Soil & Water Board, the NC Soil and Water Commission, the Pamlico County Voluntary Ag District, and the Pamlico County Extension Advisory Committee.
Hertford County | Vice Chairman, Credit, Compensation, Executive and Governance Committees
Representing Bertie, Northampton, and Hertford Counties
S. Stuart Pierce, vice chairman, is a row crop farmer in Hertford County who also serves on the board of Producers Gin of Murfreesboro, manages Ahoskie Fertilizer Co, Inc., is currently serving as president of the Hertford County Farm Bureau and serves on the North Carolina Farm Bureau Board and the board of the North Carolina Farmland Preservation Trust Fund, a land preservation trust.
Edgecombe County | Past Chairman, Credit, Executive and Governance Committees
Representing Edgecombe and Nash Counties
Paul A. Drake is a row crop and livestock farmer in Edgecombe County who also serves on the boards of Edgecombe Volunteer Ag District, and the board of several closely held family farming entities. He also serves as a director and as treasurer of the East Carolina Livestock Arena, Inc.
Dr. Blake Brown
Audit and Credit Committees
Dr. Alvin B. (Blake) Brown, outside director, is the Hugh C. Kiger Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University. Dr. Brown previously served as a senior economist for the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President of the United States, where he focused on national agricultural policy.
Gates County | Audit Committee
Representing Camden, Currituck, Chowan, Gates, Pasquotank, and Perquimans Counties
Bundy H. Lane is a row crop and livestock farmer in Gates County who serves on the board of Gates Cotton Gin and is a board member and officer of several closely held family farming entities.
Greene County | Audit, Compensation, and Governance Committees
Representing Greene, Wilson, and Wayne Counties
Audie M. Murphy is a row crop and poultry farmer in Greene County who also serves as secretary of the Greene Gin and Cotton Company, the Greene County Farm Bureau Board, and serves as an officer and director on several closely held family farming entities.
Rodney D. Smith
Lenoir County | Compensation Committee
Representing Jones, Lenoir, Craven, Carteret, and Onslow Counties
Rodney D. Smith is a row crop and livestock farmer in Lenoir County who serves on the board of the Lenoir County Farm Bureau and the Lenoir County Voluntary Agricultural District. Mr. Smith also manages and serves as a board member for multiple closely held family farming entities.
Ellis W. Taylor
Halifax County | Audit and Governance Committees
Representing Franklin, Warren, and Halifax Counties
Ellis W. Taylor is a row crop farmer in Halifax County who also serves on the boards of the Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation (the funding agent for the Farm Credit System), AgFirst Farm Credit Bank (the district Farm Credit Bank), Northampton County Farm Bureau, and Roanoke Cotton Company LLC.
Jackie E. Thompson, Sr.
Wake County | Compensation Committee
Representing Granville, Vance, and Wake Counties
Jackie E. Thompson, Sr. is a row crop and produce farmer in Wake County who also serves on the boards of Wake County Farm Bureau, North Carolina Farm Bureau, and the North Carolina Tobacco Growers Association.
Martin County | Credit and Compensation Committees
Representing Pitt and Martin Counties
Robert E. Turner, Jr. is a row crop and livestock farmer in Martin County who serves as a board member for multiple closely held farming entities.
Mark A. Wellons
Johnston County | Credit Committee
Representing Johnston County
Mark A. Wellons is a tobacco, row crop, and produce farmer in Johnston County who also serves on the boards of the Tobacco Associates, Ag Foundation, and Johnston County Farm Bureau.
Bonnie V. Hancock, outside director, is professor of practice in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University (NCSU) where she teaches graduate classes in financial management and financial planning. She was also executive director of the Enterprise Risk Management Initiative from 2006-2021. Prior to joining NCSU, she worked with Progress Energy as senior vice president of finance and information technology and later president of Progress Fuels, a subsidiary that produced and marketed gas, coal and synthetic fuels, and operated fuel terminals and ash management facilities. She serves board chair for the North Carolina Coastal Pines Girl Scout Council and the National Association of Corporate Directors - Research Triangle Chapter.