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Richard MooreRichard H. Moore is the chairman and CEO of First Bancorp. The company has grown dramatically over the last eight years and now has assets of more than $10 billion. It operates 100 branches in the Carolinas and has been recognized by Forbes as its best bank in North Carolina for the last three years. Business NC Magazine named Moore CEO of the Year in 2019.

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 and has served on the boards of numerous companies and non-profits.

From 1995 to 1999, Moore was the Secretary of Public Safety in North Carolina, the state’s top law enforcement position. Richard previously 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.