Camp Habitat 2019 Keynote Speaker: Richard Moore
Richard Moore was named Chief Executive Officer of First Bank, one of the largest community banks in the Southeast, in June 2012. First Bank operates more than 100 branches in North Carolina and South Carolina. Earlier this year, Business NC Magazine named him CEO of the Year, and First Bank was recently recognized by Forbes as the best bank in North Carolina.
Prior to joining First Bank, he was a Managing Director with Relational Investors LLC, and served eight years as State Treasurer of North Carolina. While Treasurer he was named “Top Public Official of the Year” by Governing Magazine for his national leadership on corporate accountability and guidance of the state’s pension fund. Richard currently serves on the boards of the New York Stock Exchange and its affiliates.
From 1995 to 1999, Moore was the Secretary of Crime Control and Public Safety in North Carolina, the state’s top law enforcement position. Richard served in the NC House, representing six rural counties north of Raleigh. He is also a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, where he prosecuted numerous federal cases in the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Moore is an honors graduate of Wake Forest University and its School of Law and a former University Trustee. He also holds a graduate degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics.