“The promotion of John and addition of Wesley is an outward indication of our momentum in this market,” said Jim Rose, President of North Carolina for United Community Bank. “John is leading our team with an eye for future growth and has done a tremendous job in a short time. Wesley comes from a diverse financial background and has tremendous market experience. I look forward to watching the success of these two for years to come.”
Lowe has over 30 years of professional banking experience, all of which has been spent in Raleigh. He joined United in 2017 as Senior Vice President/Triangle Commercial Banking Manager and was responsible for managing the bank’s Triangle Commercial Team and expanding throughout the market. Lowe is a native of Wilson, North Carolina and began his career with Wachovia Bank. Outside of the office, Lowe is a Broughton High School PTSA Board Member, a United Way and Salvation Army volunteer, and a youth sports coach for Hayes Barton Methodist Church and the Salvation Army.
“I am proud to continue sharing United’s service-first banking philosophy with customers in Raleigh,” said Lowe. “The banking industry is in a prime state of change and United is well-positioned for success in the Triangle.”
Fricks is a native of Eutaw, Alabama and graduate of Auburn University. Prior to joining United, he oversaw external affairs for a veteran-owned small business where he arranged financing for medical office development and developed business opportunities across the Middle East. He has also managed a full-service commercial real estate finance firm and served two presidential administrations. Fricks is a volunteer baseball coach for the Salvation Army. He is married to Blake Fricks, an attorney at Smith Anderson in Raleigh. The couple has two sons, Wells and Smith.
“The United Community Bank team in Raleigh is talented and I am proud to join them,” said Fricks. “I look forward to working together with John and improving the lives of our customers through exceptional banking service.”