T. Scott Lewis has joined Select Bank & Trust, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Select Bancorp and headquartered in Dunn. He will be the director of the Small Business Administration Lending group, joining the current team led by Rick Tobin, chief credit officer.
Mr. Lewis will be responsible for business development and SBA and USDA lending for the footprint of the bank, enabling the bank to continue to grow its presence in all markets. He has more than 29 years of local banking experience — with most all of those years in commercial lending and SBA lending process and procedure.
Most recently, Mr. Lewis was the director of Government Lending at First South Bank where he led the bank to be one of North Carolina’s leading SBA lenders over the past three years consecutively. His new office will be located in the Select Bank office in Morehead City.
“We are very pleased to have Scott lead our government lending division; his extensive SBA lending knowledge and experience will allow him to successfully service our customers with the bank’s common-sense approach,” Mr. Tobin said. “He will play an integral role in our continued growth plans throughout the bank’s market. We are excited to have him join us and know he will be an asset to our bank and customers.”
Mr. Lewis is on the advisory board for the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at East Carolina University in Greenville and is an advocate for small business, including his own wife, a small business owner herself. He holds Bachelor of Science degree in economics and industrial relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. Lewis lives in Morehead City with his wife, Amy (owner of Apricot Lane Boutique), and son, Ben, 16, and has two other grown children living in Raleigh and Denver, Colo.
Select Bank & Trust has 18 offices, including Burlington, Charlotte, Clinton, Dunn, Elizabeth City, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Greenville, Leland, Lillington, Lumberton, Morehead City, Raleigh, Washington and Wilmington in North Carolina and Blacksburg, Rock Hill and Six Mile in South Carolina.