Vice President Development


Tom E. Baldwin, a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, North Carolina, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics in 1971.  Baldwin received a football scholarship to attend JCSU in 1967, after graduating from AtkinsHigh School in Winston-Salem,   North Carolina.  He was a member of the 1969 JCSU Football CIAA Championship Team and 1970 JCSU Southern Division CIAA Championship Team.


He began his career in the banking industry while still a student at Johnson C. Smith University.  He is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Class of 1994, at the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.  In 1985, Mr. Baldwin completed the North Carolina School of Banking, Mid-Management Program and in 1989, he completed the Advanced Management Program at the North Carolina School of Banking, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In June 2007, Tom received an Associate Degree in Theology from Life Christian University in Clemmons, NC and served on its Board of Directors for two years until 2011.


Currently, Tom is Senior Vice President with Branch Banking and Trust Company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  He is the Multicultural Markets Coordinator. The previous twelve years, He  served as Sales and Administration Manager for as many as fifteen lines of business in the Financial Services Division of BB&T.  Prior to this responsibility, Tom established and directed BB&T Phone24 Call Center, which provides financial assistance to bank clients throughout its market areas in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Texas, North and South Carolina.


He served on numerous boards to include: Elon Homes For Children, Florence Crittenton of Charlotte, the Greater Carolinas Chapter of American Red Cross and a founding officer for 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte. He is a past member and past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of his Alma Mater, Johnson C. Smith University.  He served on the Association of Governing Board, Council of Board Chairs and the American Bankers Association, Board of Certified Bankers.


Tom is a member of First Baptist Church-West, Charlotte, NC, where he has served as Chair of the Laymen’s League, Chair of the Board of Deacons, Chair of the Board of Finance and Budget Committee. He is currently serving as Treasurer of the church.  He is married to Phyllis Kimbrough for the past 40 years, and they are the proud parents of two sons, Thomas, III and Timothy.