Shene Named Charlotte Metro Area Executive at First Citizens Bank

RALEIGH, N.C., May 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Citizens Bank has named Andy Shene as its Charlotte Metro area executive. Most recently, he served as the bank’s York County, S.C., market executive.

First Citizens Bank has named Andy Shene as its Charlotte Metro area executive.

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His responsibilities now include serving as market leader for the 35 First Citizens offices in Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union counties in North Carolina and York County, South Carolina. He also oversees the bank’s business and retail banking efforts in those markets. He is based at the bank’s Charlotte main office on Tryon Street.

“Andy’s extensive experience and proven track record, along with his enthusiasm and financial expertise, will benefit our customers in the Charlotte Metro market,” said Chris Young, First Citizens region executive for central North Carolina. “He works in close collaboration with our commercial banking team as we continue to enhance our presence and build on our longstanding foundation in the area. Andy has a passion for team building, business development and community involvement and brings tremendous market leadership to the role.”

Shene joined First Citizens Bank in 2007 and has more than 23 years of banking experience in North Carolina and South Carolina. Prior to joining First Citizens, he served in several leadership roles with the former Centura Bank, including the areas of business development, instore banking and commercial real estate. He later served as city executive in Sanford, North Carolina, and then as retail and small business banking executive for South Carolina. Upon joining First Citizens, he first served as retail and business banking manager for Upstate South Carolina.

A Raleigh native, Shene received a bachelor’s degree from the Citadel in 1994. He is a graduate of the Robert Morris Associates (now RMA) commercial underwriting program. In 2011, he completed the Grinnell Leadership Decathlon®.

Among his many current community activities, Shene is chairman of the Winthrop University Foundation and treasurer for the York Technical College Foundation. He chairs the Knowledge Park Leadership Group in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and is a member of the Government Relations Committee for the York County Chamber of Commerce.

Founded in 1898 and headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., First Citizens Bank serves customers at more than 500 branches in 23 states. First Citizens Bank is a major subsidiary of First Citizens BancShares Inc. (Nasdaq:FCNCA), which has $34 billion in assets. For more information, call toll free 1.888.FC DIRECT (1.888.323.4732) or visit First Citizens Bank. Forever First®.

Contact: Frank Smith First Citizens Bank 919.716.4121

Source:First Citizens Bank