Business

Local bank gets new director

from annual report.

AshevilleHomeTrust Bank recently announced that the Company’s Board of Directors had appointed Rebekah M. Lowe as a director of the Company, effective September 1 of this year. Lowe also has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bank, effective the same day. 

Lowe has served as an Advisory Director of the Company and the Bank since January 2020. She is the Chief Executive of FizzyWork Executive Coaching, providing executives and teams with leadership coaching that includes leadership dynamics, business culture assessment & strategy, diversity & inclusion development, and board development. 

Previously, she served in a variety of roles at Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo) over a twenty-five-year career, during which she rose to become its Regional President for Western North Carolina. In that position, which brought her to Asheville, Lowe oversaw all commercial and consumer lines of business in a network that included more than six hundred employees across forty-two branches. She also directed the market integration for the First Union–Wachovia merger. Prior to coming to Asheville, she was the Wachovia Regional Executive for East Florida, an area of six million people. In that role, she led all commercial and consumer lines of business. 

Lowe’s professional credentials include certification as a Leadership Coach and a Professional Certified Coach (ICF). She is certified by Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program and has completed UNC-Chapel Hill’s Executive Leadership Program as well as Duke University’s Senior Management Development Program. 

She is also an active volunteer in the communities where she has lived and currently serves on the Boards of MemoryCare and Givens Communities. She has served on numerous other Boards/Executive Committees including the United Way, Chambers of Commerce, YMCA of Western North Carolina, Brevard College, Helpmate Domestic Violence Shelter Benefit and Homeward Bound’s Room in the Inn.

“Rebekah’s deep experience in the banking industry makes her a natural fit for our Board,” says Dana Stonestreet, Chairman, President & CEO. “She understands the complex priorities involved in serving the needs of our customers, employees and stockholders in a balanced, thoughtful manner. At the same time, her unique expertise in diversity and inclusion development as well as leadership and executive coaching will enhance our board perspective in these important priority areas.  We are pleased to welcome her to our Board and look forward to the valuable contributions she will bring to our Company.”