The Board of Directors of Four Oaks Fincorp, Inc., the holding company for Four Oaks Bank and Trust Company, has announced the appointment of Lisa S. Herring to the position of Chief Operating Officer, effective Monday, January 4th. Ms. Herring has been with the Bank since 2002 in a number of roles, including most recently serving as the Bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer since July 2009. Ms. Herring will also retain her role as Chief Risk Officer.
“Lisa has been vital to numerous strategic initiatives and operational improvements at the Bank over many years and will play an increasingly important role in the Bank’s future,” said David Rupp, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank.
Additionally, on December 21st, 2015, Ayden R. Lee, Jr., who has been serving as the Executive Chairman of the Company since June 2015 after a 35 year tenure as an executive of the Company and the Bank, notified the Board of his intention to retire from his position effective December 31st, 2015. Mr. Lee will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
“We extend our immense gratitude to Ayden for his lifetime of dedication and service to the Bank,” said Mr. Rupp in connection with Mr. Lee’s retirement. “We wish him the best during his retirement from the day-to-day operations of the Bank, and we are so pleased that he will continue to provide direction, wisdom and counsel from his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors,” added Mr. Rupp.
With $714.5 million in total assets as of September 30, 2015, the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Four Oaks Bank and Trust Company, offers a broad range of financial services through its sixteen offices in Four Oaks, Clayton, Smithfield, Garner, Benson, Fuquay-Varina, Wallace, Holly Springs, Harrells, Zebulon, Dunn, Raleigh (LPO), Apex (LPO), and Southern Pines (LPO), North Carolina. Four Oaks Fincorp, Inc. trades through its market makers under the symbol of FOFN.