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Aquesta names Alison Smith to board of holding company

Alison Smith

Alison Smith has been named to the Aquesta Financial Holdings board of directors effective Jan. 1. She comes with 35 years in the financial services industry having worked as an investment banker in London and the United States. She achieved her Chartered Financial Analyst CFA accreditation in 1988 and is certified in Entity and Intangible Valuation. She has also served on several bank holding company boards, including ASB Bancorp and Yadkin Financial Corp. Her company, Smith Capital, provides independent merger and acquisition analysis and post-merger valuation.“We are fortunate to have Alison join the Aquesta board with her extensive financial analysis and strategic assessment experience. As the banking market continues to evolve, we believe Alison can help Aquesta achieve its strategic plan of being the best community bank in the markets we serve,” Jim Engel, Aquesta CEO, said. Aquesta Bank is the largest community bank headquartered in Mecklenburg County and the only one based in Cornelius.


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