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Bank of Oak Ridge President and CEO Named Chairman for the North Carolina Bankers Association


During the 177th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Bankers Association, Bank of Oak Ridge President and CEO Ron Black was named vhairman of the noard of firectors. With more than 40 years of banking industry experience, Black has served as president and CEO of Bank of Oak Ridge (Nasdaq: BKOR) since the bank's founding in April 2000.

A life-long resident of North Carolina, Black was raised in Asheville, and received his B.S. degree in business administration from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee and his M.S. degree in business and economics from Appalachian State University in Boone. In addition, he is a graduate of the North Carolina Bank Directors' College.

"We look forward to the leadership of Ron Black. He is a true banking professional. Having spent his entire career in this great business, Ron has experienced all that goes on within a large bank having been with Wachovia. Plus, he has had the unique experience of starting his own community bank," remarked Thad Woodard, president and CEO of the NCBA. "The talents he has derived from both experiences have led him to great success at Bank of Oak Ridge. We look forward to his guidance as the 118th chairman."

"It is an honor to serve as the chairman of one of the most highly respected banking trade associations in this country," said Black. "The NCBA has a rich history of doing outstanding work and making a significant difference in the lives of everyday people, as well as fighting for things that make our industry stronger."

About Bank of Oak Ridge
Bank of Oak Ridge ( is a community bank with locations in Greensboro, Summerfield and Oak Ridge, N.C. For more information, call 336-644-9944, visit the office location closest to you or use our online contact form.

About the North Carolina Bankers Association
The North Carolina Bankers Association brings together all categories of banking institutions that best represent the interests of our rapidly changing state. The state's banks have provided support to their communities since 1804. Look for a current listing at