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Irby Named Triangle Area Executive at First Citizens Bank

/EIN News/ -- RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Citizens Bank has named Jay Irby as its Triangle area executive. Most recently, he served as the bank’s Triangle area manager of business banking.

Jay Irby, First Citizens Bank Triangle Area Executive
First Citizens Bank has named Jay Irby as its Triangle area executive.

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His responsibilities now include serving as market leader for the 31 First Citizens offices in Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham counties and the bank’s business and retail banking efforts in those markets. He is based at the company’s North Hills branch at 4400 Six Forks Road in Raleigh.

“Jay brings a tremendous amount of knowledge, enthusiasm and financial expertise to his role as area executive,” said Chris Young, First Citizens region executive for central North Carolina. “He’ll work in close collaboration with our commercial banking team as we continue to enhance our presence and build on our longstanding foundation in our Triangle headquarters market. We look forward to his leadership as we continue to deliver on our promise of quality, stability and service excellence.”

Irby brings more than 20 years of banking experience to his duties. He joined First Citizens in late 2014 as manager of business banking for the Triangle area. Prior to this, he served in leadership roles with Fidelity Bank, as area supervisor for the Western Wake and Durham markets and then as executive supervisor for the Triad and Triad regions. He also has experience as a personal financial advisor and small business banking lender.

A Raleigh native, Irby received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1995). He is a graduate of Foundations in Financial Planning at the College of Boulder, Colo., and the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C.  In 2016, he completed the Grinnell Leadership Decathlon®.

In the community, Irby is active in the Greater Raleigh Chamber and has served as chair for the First Citizens United Way campaign. He recently served as treasurer and as a board member for the Triangle Aphasia Project. In addition, he is an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and a former advisory board member for Self-Help in Durham.

Founded in 1898 and headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., First Citizens Bank serves customers at more than 500 branches in 21 states. First Citizens Bank is a major subsidiary of First Citizens BancShares Inc. (Nasdaq:FCNCA), which has $32.9 billion in assets. For more information, call toll free 1.888.FC DIRECT (1.888.323.4732) or visit First Citizens Bank. Forever First®.

Frank Smith
First Citizens Bank

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