Mr. Evans has been in the financial industry for over 25-years serving in various key executive roles in the banking industry with one of the most recent being President and CEO of The Heritage Bank (NC). Mr. Evans led Heritage to unprecedented growth and expansion into markets and financing sectors which proved to be extremely beneficial and profitable for not only the communities it served but its shareholders. Mr. Evans also was instrumental in leading the merger between The Heritage Bank and Southern Bank & Trust in 2013.
Post-merger, Mr. Evans agreed to stay with Southern Bank and Trust as an Area Executive to help the legacy bank transition into their new markets within NC. This proved to be a successful move for both Mr. Evans and Southern but it also displayed his loyalty to his former employees, customers and shareholders.
Mr. Evans is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU and served on its board of directors in Baton Rouge, LA. Mr. Evans also is a graduate of the North Carolina School of Banking at UNC Chapel Hill with a concentration in commercial and consumer lending as well as undergraduate studies at East Carolina University with emphasis in management, marketing and finance.