Former Chairman at Wachovia
Mr. Baker, age 74, retired as Chairman of the Board of Wachovia Corporation in 2003. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, President of the North Carolina bank, Chief Credit Officer, and Manager of the International Division of Wachovia. Mr. Baker is a founder of the National Museum of the Marine Corps and a member of the board of trustees of the Marine Corp Heritage Foundation. Past board affiliations include Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve, International Monetary Conference, Financial Services Roundtable, American Bankers Association, Carolina Power & Light, Novant Health and Acuity Brands. As the former chief executive officer of a successful regional and super-regional bank, Mr. Baker brings exceptional knowledge of all aspects of managing and overseeing our Company to the Board of Directors. In addition, Mr. Baker brings a keen interest in both economic analysis and corporate governance to the Board of Directors, as well as experience as a public company director. Mr. Baker currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and has been a director of the Company (or, prior to the Company's formation as holding company, the Bank) since the Public Offering.
Source: Park Sterling Corporation on 04/13/2017
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