On April 18th, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced eight appointments to the State Banking Commission and Shipman & Wright’s Jennifer Scott was one of the appointees.

Jennifer serves as Business Development Counsel/Manager at Shipman & Wright. Prior, she served as General Counsel for First Bank. She is a North Carolina Bar Certified Specialist in Real Property Law and a Certified Superior Court Mediator. She has served on numerous boards, including the Chatham County Planning Board and Economic Development Corporation.

“North Carolina is a leader in banking and this Commission provides important expertise and oversight for our state’s banks,” Gov. Cooper said. “I’m pleased to appoint these leaders to the State Banking Commission and I appreciate their willingness to serve.”

The State Banking Commission supervises, directs and reviews the activities of the Office of the Commissioner of Banks under the North Carolina Banking Laws, including matters such as establishing new banks, the opening and closing of bank branches, and mergers. There are 15 members on the commission. Jennifer will serve a four-year term.

Managing Partner Gary Shipman said, “This appointment is just another recognition of Jennifer Scott’s outstanding character and skills which she will bring now to the State Banking Commission on behalf of the citizens of North Carolina.  I’m proud to call her my partner and friend, and share her passion about doing good things for this State.”