Our Team

Board of Directors

Centrant Community Capital operates under the guidance of an experienced and dedicated Board of Directors.  Board members represent the business, credit, community development and geographic interests of our member banks and provide critical feedback to ensure that Centrant is meeting the dual mandate of its mission:  leveraging the resources of the banking industry to finance affordable multifamily housing in a safe and profitable manner.

CHAIRMAN

Mr. Stephen Dixon
Senior Vice President & CRA Officer
Bank of Tennessee
Johnson City, TN

VICE CHAIR

Mr. Jim Fielding
Senior Vice President & Chief Credit Officer
Paragon Bank, a division of TowneBank
Raleigh, NC

Mr. Laurence S. Bolchoz, Jr.
President & CEO
Coastal Carolina National Bank
Myrtle Beach, SC

Mr. Allan Carter
President & CEO
Kingstree Federal Savings
Kingstree, SC

Mr. Scott Farmer
Executive Director
North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
Raleigh, NC

Mr. Scott Goodwin
Senior Vice President
First Citizens Bank
Raleigh, NC

Mr. Peter Gwaltney
President & CEO
North Carolina Bankers Association
Raleigh, NC

Mr. Alvin Holston
VP – Commercial & Nonprofit Banking
State Bank and Trust
Atlanta, GA

Ms. Ruth Johnson
Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer
LifeStore Bank
West Jefferson, NC

Mr. Michael Kerr
Chief Credit Officer
First Federal Bank
Dunn, NC

Mr. Edward McKelvey
Senior Vice President & CRA Officer
South State Bank
Charleston, SC

Mr. David Monk
President & CEO
Citizens State Bank
Tyler, TX

Mr. Christopher Robbins
Senior Vice President
Select Bank
Greenville, NC

Mr. Ted Whitehurst
President & CEO
Providence Bank
Rocky Mount, NC

Our Staff

The staff of Centrant Community Capital is a diverse and dedicated group, bringing decades of experience in affordable housing finance, loan underwriting, credit analysis and asset management to each transaction.  We are flexible, collaborative and service-oriented, seeking solutions that balance the needs of our investors with the desires of our borrowers – all for the benefit of the communities that we serve together.

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David R. Bennett

Executive Vice President
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Rocky Herring

Senior Vice President - Credit & Lending

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John Bocciardi

Vice President/Asset Management
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Vikki Conley Ikard

Portfolio Analyst
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Shellie Lempert

Servicing & Closing Manager