Carl L. Hairston is Area Executive Vice President for First Citizens Bank where he is responsible for the local operations in Northern Virginia. Carl has oversight of FCB’s commercial loan and deposit portfolios with a primary focus on business and commercial clients through our branch and corporate office locations. Carl possesses over 31 years of financial services experience, holding various roles over the span of his banking career.
Carl was formally-credit trained in Fleet Bank’s (now Bank of America) Corporate Credit Training Program over 20 years ago. Carl completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Marketing and Human Resource Development) and Master’s of Business Administration degree at Medaille College in Buffalo, New York. In 2014 Carl completed M&T’s Senior Leadership Development Program at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He is a 2014 recipient of a Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award, 2011 recipient of an Emerging Leader Award from Associated Black Charities, 2008 recipient of the Minority Business Summit’s Men of Influence Award, 2007 recipient of the Baltimore Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award, and 2003 recipient of the Rochester Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award and an Alum of Leadership Greater Washington’s Class of 2012.
Currently, Carl serves on the Board of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs and on the Finance and Investment Committee of the National Association for the Education of Young Children where he is the immediate past Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee. Carl is also a Past Board Chair of the DC Chamber of Commerce and Culture Capital (f/k/a The Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington). Carl’s other prior board experience includes serving Treasurer and Executive Committee member, Morgan State University Foundation; and board member of the Washington DC Economic Partnership. He is also a member of professional fraternity, Sigma Pi Phi and a Financial Literacy Facilitator for Wilderness Leadership and Learning, Inc. Carl resides in the area with his wife and two daughters.