Corporate Board of Directors
Jeffrey K. Moore, M.D., A.A.O.S.
Jeffrey Moore is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery education as Chief Resident at the Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Moore trained at the Alfred I duPont Institute for Crippled Children and has been Board Certified since 1991 by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, with voluntary Board Recertification in 2001. He is an Active Fellow in the American Society of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a member of several orthopedic and Medical Societies. He is a Sound Bank founding Board Member.
K. Dean Wagaman
K. Dean Wagaman, owner and President of Kurtis Chevrolet in Morehead City, has been in the automobile business since 1975. Mr. Wagaman is a founding Board Member of Sound Bank. He has served on various local and regional boards including the Carteret County Economic Development Council, the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce, the Morehead City Noon Rotary, the Chevrolet Regional Dealer Council and the North Carolina Auto Dealers Association. He is a recipient of the General Motors Mark of Excellence Award.
S. Phillip Collins
S. Phillip Collins has been the President and CEO of Sound Bank since its inception in September 2001. He is also a Sound Bank founding Board Member. Phil has been active in the banking industry since 1985. He is a graduate of NC State University with a double major in accounting and business management and has a master of business administration from UNC Charlotte. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. After the merger with West Town Bank & Trust, Phil now operates as the President of Sound Bank.
Michael H. Coyle
Michael H. Coyle is President and CEO of Bally Refrigerated Boxes, Inc. Bally is one of the largest manufacturers of insulated panels in the United States. He has held this position since 1997. In addition to his responsibilities at Bally, Mr. Coyle is heavily involved in the management of other affiliated companies and serves as Executive Vice President of KeepRite Refrigeration and National Coil Company. Mr. Coyle has served on the Board of the Carteret County Economic Development Council and has held positions of Vice President and President. Mr. Coyle has also served on the Board of the Carteret County Manufacturer's Association.
Malcolm C. Garland
Mal Garland is Senior Vice President and founding Chairman of the Board. He is a graduate of Harvard University with an AB in American History and an MBA in Finance. Mr. Garland served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He commanded tank and infantry units in Vietnam, and was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat for Valor.
Danny Varner is the owner and president of Danny Varner Building, Inc. He is a graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology and a concentration in Construction Management. A founding Sound Bank Board Member, Mr. Varner is also a member of the North Carolina Home Builders Association and the Soundview Rotary.
Bill Blackmon founded Sunland Builders Inc, a grading and utility company, and was president until January 2004 when he sold the business. Mr. Blackmon has lived in Carteret County since 1982. He was an active member of the Swansboro Rotary Club for 17 years, serving one year as president of the club. Mr. Blackmon graduated from Catawba College with a BA degree and is a Sound Bank founding board member. He played professional football with the Saint Louis Cardinals.
Chris Chadwick is a Carteret County native, born and raised in Gloucester. He is a graduate of East Carteret High School and Pitt Community College. Mr. Chadwick founded Chadwick Tire Co. in 1992 and K.C.'s Mini Storage in 1996. He also operates a 24 hour wrecker and road service. Mr. Chadwick is a founding board member of Sound Bank.
Randy Ramsey is the founder and President of Jarrett Bay Boatworks and Yacht Sales. He is also founder of the Harker's Island Sport Fishing School and is a licensed Coast Guard Captain and helicopter pilot as well as a marine surveyor and yacht broker. He is a Sound Bank founding Board Member.
John Harris is the founder of Harris Law Firm, PLLC in Morehead City and is a Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a B. A. in Political Science and from Campbell University School of Law with a Jurist Doctorate. He is also a founding Board Member of Sound Bank.
Chairman, Mr. McConnell joined the WTBT Board of Directors in 2009; Mr. McConnell serves as Vice-Chairman of Art’s-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. of Armstrong, IA (NASDAQ: ARTW), President of Bauer Corporation of Wooster, OH, and Vice-Chairman of McConnell Holdings, Inc. of Kinston, NC, among other business interests.
Eric J. Bergevin
President & CEO of West Town Bank & Trust; Mr. Bergevin’ s prior experience includes: President and lead organizer of Albemarle Bank & Trust; Founder and Owner of New Vision Mortgage; President of Anova Financial Corporation; Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of OBA Bank. Mr. Bergevin joined the WTBT Board of Directors in 2009.
Mrs. Lare has more than 35 years of banking experience. Prior to joining Patriot, Mrs. Lare served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for Continental Bank Holdings, Inc. from 2005 through 2015. In that role she was responsible for information technology, risk management, marketing/product development, human resources, loan servicing, compliance, facilities and security. Mrs. Lare earned her BS degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University and her MS in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.