Reinvestment Partners brings you The Future of Banking in Rural North Carolina, a symposium to examine economic and banking trends in rural North Carolina and how they affect bank branch locations.

What are the causes of current declining trends?  What is the impact on communities, for whom local branches provide critical infrastructure?  What are solutions for maintaining banking services in rural areas?

Join leaders from the Federal Reserve, FDIC, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Consumer Bankers Association, and leading nonprofits to discuss this important challenge and prioritize efforts to find answers.

Event Details


9:00 – 9:50  Registration, Networking, Continental Breakfast
10:00  Welcome by Peter Skillern, Executive Director, Reinvestment Partners
10:05 – 11:20   Panel I: Trends in North Carolina’s Rural Economy, Banking, and Branch Closures
  • President, NC Rural Economic Development Center

  • FDIC, Associate Director for Consumer Research and Examination Analytics, FDIC Washington Office

  • North Carolina Commissioner of Banks

  • Senior Vice President, Community and Economic Development, Fifth Third Bank

11:25 – 12:35  Panel II: Should It Stay or Should It Go? The Economics of Branch Evaluations
  • Senior Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve Bank

  • Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Consumers Bankers Association

  • Director of Programs, Reinvestment Partners

  • Executive Director, North Carolina Housing Coalition

12:35 – 1:35  Lunch with Speaker
1:45 – 3:00  Panel III: Finding Solutions
  • Deputy Comptroller of Community Affairs, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

  • Branch Transformation Specialist, NCR Corporation

  • Executive Director, Choanoke Area Development Association of NC

  • Vice President, Community Development Banking, PNC Bank

3:00  Closing and Adjourn