Harold retired from Mechanics & Farmers Bank (M&F), Durham, NC in 2012 after 14 years as a Senior Vice President in the areas of Credit and Branch Administration. He began his banking career in 1977 with United Carolina Bank (UCB) Whiteville, NC. During his personal and professional growth years at UCB he held several Senior Management positions in the areas of Lending, Mergers & Acquisitions, Regulatory Compliance, and Community Reinvestment. The North Carolina native graduated with honors from North Carolina Central University with a B.A. degree in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of the North Carolina School of Banking Mid-Management and Advanced Management Programs at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Harold is a past member of the boards of the North Carolina Partnership for Children (“Smart Start”) and the Early Childhood Advisory Council. He served as Board Chair for Durham’s Partnership for Children and was founding Board Chair of the Columbus County Partnership for Children. In 1996 he was elected to the Whiteville City Schools Board of Education. He is a U.S. Army Veteran and has served on the Boards of several Professional, Civic and Non-profit Organizations.