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Veteran banker appointed to boards

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NEWTON — Officials at Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Peoples Bank, announced that veteran banker Kimberly Boyd-Leaks has been appointed as the 11th member of the boards of directors of the company and the bank.

Boyd-Leaks also is currently the executive vice president, chief banking support officer at the bank and is responsible for human resources, marketing, learning and development, call center, retail sales support and customer relationship management (CRM) teams.

The announcement was made by the board chairman, Robert C. Abernethy.

“With over 36 years of financial services experience, and 27 years with the bank, Kim has been an integral part of the executive team at the bank,” Abernethy said.

“Going forward, her diverse business insight, banking experience and strategic vision will play a vital role that will contribute to the future success realized by both our employees and bank. Kim demonstrates a passion for developing and growing employees while simultaneously focusing on the importance of providing customers with exceptional service. We are confident Kim will add tremendous value to our boards and provide invaluable guidance to ensure strategic goals are achieved. We are proud to have appointed the first woman to our boards of directors. May her leadership pave the way for other women in the banking industry.”

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