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TRUST & INVESTMENT Advisors


Though we are North Carolina's largest community bank trust department, we are small enough to provide our clients with professional insight that is tailored solely to you and delivered with a personal touch. Members of our Trust Department team are listed below.

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Tim Smyth

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
336.881.3601 | Email

“The technical elements of the wealth management business are challenging, but the most rewarding aspect of the business will always be the personal relationships that are developed.”


erich hamm ctfa, aams

Sr. Vice President, Director Of Trust Services
336.881.3614 | Email

“I value the everyday opportunities we have to assist our clients with what concerns them most. I also enjoy working with our local non-profits and the donors that support the difference they make in our community.”

STANLEY SMITH CFP, CHFC, CLU, CASL

Sr. Vice President, Wealth Management Officer
336.881.3345 | Email

"I enjoy working with families and business owners to help them attain their financial goals through the many different life stages."

RHONDA PEEDEN AIF

Vice President, Retirement Services Manager
336.881.3613 | Email

"One of the most enjoyable parts of my team is working with individual employers and their employees in thinking ahead to retirement. This is not just participation in their retirement, but a sort of holistic approach to their financial well-being and health throughout the different stages of their life."

CHRIS BETTIS CFP, AIF

Vice President, Trust Business Development Officer
336.819.4411 | Email

"What I enjoy most about my job is helping people gain confidence in their investment decisions. Our local presence allows me to establish long-term relationship with folks, and ultimately impact their ability to retire on their own terms."

GAY WELLS CISP, RPA

Trust Officer, Retirement Services Relationship Manager
336.881.3625 | Email

"I enjoy educating individuals about the importance of saving for their own retirement and helping them choose appropriate investments so they can reach their retirement goals."

PAULA COMER CMFC, AFIM

Vice President, Portfolio Manager
336.881.3607 | Email

"The most rewarding part of my job is earning the trust of a client. Offering practical risk and return opportunities for their investments, excellent customer service delivery and exceeding their expectations makes me proud."

DEANNE EBEL JD, CTFA

Vice President, Senior Trust Advisor 
336.881.3603 | Email

"The thing I value most about my job is the long-term relationships and friendships that are built by working with my clients. As I provide financial guidance, I also learn valuable life lessons from those I have the pleasure to assist."

ANGELA EDDINS

Retirement Services Relationship Manager 
336.881.3606 | Email

"The most rewarding aspect of being a relationship manager is helping clients build an investment plan based on their unique goals and objectives that will help provide them with a lifetime of financial success and security."

ELIZABETH TERRELL CFP

Vice President, Senior Trust Advisor 
336.881.3604 | Email

"My job allows me to build close, long-lasting relationships with my clients and helping them meet their financial goals."


Check the background of these investment professionals on FINRA's BrokerCheck. Note that not all of the individuals listed above are registered brokers, nor claim to be.