Appointed by the Board of Governors
July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021
July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025
Bob Roberts, Regional Executive Vice President for First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., has 38 years' experience in the banking and financial business. He is very active in several community organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Western Carolina University. He previously served on the board of the Dogwood Health Trust and is a past chairman of the Mission Healthcare System.
Mr. Roberts is on the board of directors of several other organizations: Asheville Merchants Fund, Beyond All Borders and the Community Betterment Foundation. He has served on the boards of Better Business Bureau and Mission Health Partners. He has been active with the YMCA of Western North Carolina, serving as chairman of the board from 2009-2011; United Way of Asheville/Buncombe County and participated as past chairman of their annual campaign and is a Peak Society member. He is a past chairman of the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville and Buncombe County. He participates in the Asheville Chapter of the University of North Carolina Education Foundation, is a member of Central United Methodist Church where he has served as Trustee and is on the finance committee.
Mr. Roberts graduated from North Buncombe High School in 1979. After high school, he attended UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Relations (Psychology). He and his wife, Carol, have three children.
Bob had the opportunity to "walk-on" the UNC football team during his tenure in Chapel Hill and was awarded a varsity letter following the 1983 season. As a result, he has been an active participant in the Letterman's Club activities in addition to the Ram's Club activities noted above. He also was a previous committee member interviewing Morehead Scholarship nominees from the far western portions of NC. Additionally, he has served on several fund raising campaigns for UNC including academics; healthcare (cancer) and athletics.