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Announcement

Earl W. Worley, Jr. Elected to the 2023 ICBA Federal Delegate Board

KS Bank President/CEO, Earl W. Worley, Jr.

Local Leader Helps Deliver Community Banking Message to Nation's Capital

(SMITHFIELD, NC) - The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced that community banker Earl W. Worley, Jr., President/CEO of KS Bank was elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks.

“It’s a privilege to be elected to represent our industry and shine a light on the work of the nation’s community banks, which build better communities,” Worley said. “As relationship-based lenders, community banks offer hands-on personal service and invaluable financial expertise to local consumers and entrepreneurs. I look forward to working alongside ICBA as we serve their mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish.”

In addition to helping shape and advocate ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, Worley’s duties include engaging in grassroots activities in North Carolina and serving as a liaison between independent community bankers and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C. He will also work to recruit new members to ICBA.

ICBA is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to promoting the interests of locally operated community banks and savings institutions. With trusted financial expertise and high-quality customer service as their hallmarks, community banks offer the best financial services option for millions of consumers, small businesses, and agricultural enterprises.

“Earl is a respected member of his community and a dedicated advocate for our industry,” said ICBA Chairman Brad M. Bolton, president and CEO of Community Spirit Bank in Red Bay Ala. “We are fortunate to have Earl serve in this volunteer capacity and leverage his valuable experience and perspective in service to the community banking industry and the customers and communities we serve.”

About KS Bank: For over 98 years KS Bank has served the Triangle East region of North Carolina.  KS Bank, a state-chartered savings bank, is a community-oriented financial institution offering a broad array of competitive and pro-growth financial services to businesses, professionals, individuals, and families. KS Bank offers retail and commercial lending and deposit services, mortgage products, and wealth management services through its Trust Division. KS Bank corporate office is located in Smithfield, NC and operates nine financial centers in Johnston, Wake, Wilson, and Wayne Counties. To learn more about KS Bank call 919.938.3101, visit ksbankinc.com, or connect with them on Facebook and LinkedIn.


(SMITHFIELD, NC) - KS Bank is pleased to announce that Geoff Harper has been hired as a Commercial Relationship Manager in their Garner office. In this role, Harper will manage overall banking functions in the branch as well as be responsible for deposit growth and loan production. Harper will be responsible for developing new business and making and servicing loan requests.

Earl W. Worley, Jr., KS Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, shared: “We are very fortunate to have someone with Geoff’s background and experience to join our KS Bank team. He is a dedicated community banker with strong ties to the Garner and Clayton communities.”

Harper has spent the previous 18 years working as a Commercial Relationship Manager with United Community Bank in Clayton. Prior to that he worked as an Operations Manager and Risk Manager with Conseco Finance Servicing Corporation. He has experience developing new and existing commercial and consumer loan clients, increasing branch deposits, and managing day-to-day branch operations.

Harper said, “I am very excited to be joining the KS Bank Team and providing the best customer service possible to the Garner community,” He resides in Raleigh. In his free time he enjoys golfing, hiking with his dog, and skiing. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. He has also graduated from the Risk Management Association Commercial Lending School in 2005 and the N.C. Banker’s Association School of Banking in 2007.

About KS Bank: For over 98 years KS Bank has served the Triangle East region of North Carolina.  KS Bank, a state-chartered savings bank, is a community-oriented financial institution offering a broad array of competitive and pro-growth financial services to businesses, professionals, individuals, and families. KS Bank offers retail and commercial lending and deposit services, mortgage products, and wealth management services through its Trust Division. KS Bank corporate office is located in Smithfield, NC and operates nine financial centers in Johnston, Wake, Wilson, and Wayne Counties. A loan production office is located in Dunn, NC. To learn more about KS Bank call 919.938.3101, visit ksbankinc.com, or connect with them on Facebook and LinkedIn.  

(SMITHFIELD, NC) - KS Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of James Boring to mortgage loan officer. In this new role, Boring will assist consumers in Johnston, Wake, and Wilson counties with their mortgage lending needs.

Boring has been with KS Bank since 2021 working as a mortgage loan processor. In his new role, he will work directly with mortgage lending clients.  In addition, he will market the bank’s mortgage services to potential clients, realtors, and businesses.

Earl W. Worley, Jr., KS Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, shared, “James is well equipped to succeed in his new role. We are very excited to have him working with our mortgage clients and meeting their mortgage needs.”

Boring said, “I am looking forward to building relationships with the Clayton community and surrounding areas as I transition to this customer-facing role to help people with their mortgage needs – a major lifelong investment!”

Boring resides in West Smithfield with his wife, two kids, and 3 dogs. He studied at the Poole College of Management at N.C. State University. In his free time he enjoys spending time outside and going to N.C. State football and basketball games with his family.

About KS Bank: For over 98 years KS Bank has served the Triangle East region of North Carolina.  KS Bank, a state-chartered savings bank, is a community-oriented financial institution offering a broad array of competitive and pro-growth financial services to businesses, professionals, individuals, and families. KS Bank offers retail and commercial lending and deposit services, mortgage products, and wealth management services through its Trust Division. KS Bank corporate office is located in Smithfield, NC and operates nine financial centers in Johnston, Wake, Wilson, and Wayne Counties. To learn more about KS Bank call 919.938.3101, visit ksbankinc.com, or connect with them on Facebook and LinkedIn.