Leadership

Serving You
Because You Serve Us.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help improve the lives of members like you and 
to invest into the community you work so hard for. We’ve created Civic to offer new experiences that make it easier for members to interact with and use their money. It’s going to allow us to reach and serve new members who want to bank in a different way, and better serve members who may not be close to traditional branches. And best of all, it’s going to help us invest more deeply back into members like you and our community than we’ve ever been able to before.


We think it’s going to be incredible. And we hope you’ll consider being part of it.


We want to build this together with you.

Board of Directors

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Willie Best
Willie Best Chair

Mr. Best has served local government in the capacity of City Manager and Assistant City Manager in the City of Falls Church, Virginia along with Guilford County and Orange County, North Carolina. Mr. Best is now retired.

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Kellie Blue
Kellie Blue Treasurer

Ms. Blue is currently employed as the County Manager of Robeson County. Ms. Blue also serves on the Board for the University of North Carolina System.

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Jeanne Erwin
Jeanne Erwin Secretary

Ms. Erwin has worked for the City of Raleigh, Town of Chapel Hill, Durham Public Schools and Office of the State Auditor in positions ranging from Auditor, Accounting Manager/Director and Fiscal Manager. She holds the designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).

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Ruth Barnes
Ruth Barnes Board Director

Ms. Barnes has served local government as the Wake County ABC Board Finance Director. She is currently retired. Ms. Barnes represents the members in Carteret County, currently working as a Real Estate Broker.

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Lin Jones
Lin Jones Board Director

Mr. Jones is the retired Finance Director of the Town of Garner. He holds the designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA), is a member of the NC Association of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.

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Paul Miller
Paul Miller Board Director

Mr. Miller is the retired Executive Director of the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association.

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Aaron Noble
Dr. Aaron P. Noble Board Director

Dr. Noble is currently employed as Human Resources Director for the City of Burlington.

Leadership Team

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Maurice Smith
Maurice Smith CEO

"Civic is about forming complimentary alliances with our field of membership. We’re responding to member demands for business services that fit their needs for adaptive, affordable products and mobile technology that serves the varied needs of different occupations and lifestyles."

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Dwayne Naylor
Dwayne Naylor President

“We look forward to having you join us at the start of this journey that will mean so much for the hardworking, dedicated people that make up North Carolina’s local government community.”

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Sherry Bear
Sherry Bear SVP, Operations

“I’m very proud to be part of a credit union that focuses on the people who make our everyday lives so much better.”

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Neal Chaloupka
Neal Chaloupka SVP, Lending

“At Civic we are really listening to needs and working to change how businesses and individuals bank with simple and easy products and services.”

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Lamar Hayward
Lamar Heyward SVP, Marketing

“The team at Civic is very excited to build the future of financial services – not by ourselves, but with input from the local government community whose selfless contributions have made North Carolina what it is today.”

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Terry Phelps
Terry Phelps SVP, Managed Information Services

“Empowering our members to do more is the motivation that keeps us moving forward – looking for better ways to do things.”

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Michael Spink
Michael Spink SVP, Research and Development

“Civic is about local government—it’s a means to a greater good.”

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Pete VanGraafeiland
Pete VanGraafeiland SVP, Member Services

“One of the most special elements about a credit union is the core foundation of being a financial cooperative. I enjoy having the ability to interact, serve, and build relationships with all of our members, with the intention of making a difference in their lives.”