Kevin Payne

Senior Vice President and Garner Market President
NMLS# 462681

“Garner offers the best of several worlds. Our proximity to the heart of the Triangle is certainly an asset, but with a small-town vibe that I enjoy. The size of our community lends itself well to North State’s approach to service—we value getting to know customers on a personal level.”

Community Involvement

  • Poole Family YMCA (board of directors) 
  • Garner Morning Rotary Club (member)
  • Daniel Center of Raleigh (formerly on the board of advisors)


I have worked in financial services for seventeen years, serving in roles at First Citizens Bank and PNC Bank prior to joining North State Bank.


  • Pfeiffer University, Masters in Business Administration
  • North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Arts in Communication
  • American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania


Gastonia, North Carolina

Fun Fact

I love shag dancing and currently compete on the Competitive Shaggers Association's pro circuit. I am a three-time National Shag Dance Finalist, the 2008 Grand National Shag Dance Team Champion and 2002 National Shag Dance Runner-Up (non-pro). 

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

–Albert Einstein

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