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Mr. Joseph Crocker

Appointed by the General Assembly
July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025 

Joe, who retired in December 2019, previously worked as the director of Local Impact in Forsyth County at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. He is well known for his extensive civic career across the Carolinas. During his tenure with the Trust,  he implemented programs that improved the lives of Forsyth County’s financially disadvantaged residents.

Joe’s prior positions included director of operations for the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, assistant secretary for community development for the North Carolina Department of Commerce, and senior vice president at Wachovia Corporation.

Joe is a WCU alumnus with a degree in business administration, and later pursued a career in banking services. He has additional finance training from the North Carolina School of Banking at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the National Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma, and the American Institute of Banking, among others. He lives in Winston-Salem with his wife, Carol.

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