FUQUAY-VARINA, North Carolina (April 3, 2018) – Fidelity Bank is pleased to announce Rick Washburn has joined its mortgage team as Vice President and Mortgage Loan Development Officer. In his new position, Mr. Washburn will be responsible for developing and managing residential mortgage relationships in the Cleveland, Gaston, and Iredell County markets as well as contributing to the sales efforts of the mortgage department. His office will be located at the Fidelity Bank branch at 331 South Lafayette Street in Shelby.

Washburn has over twenty eight years of experience in the mortgage industry. Prior to joining Fidelity Bank, he worked for HomeTrust Bank (formerly Shelby Savings Bank) as Market President and Mortgage Loan Officer. In addition to his mortgage background, Washburn is very active in the community. He is a member of Ascension Lutheran Church, Cleveland County Association of Realtors, the Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce, the Home Builders Association of Cleveland County, and Crimestoppers Inc of Cleveland County. He also currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Shelby Planning and Zoning Board.

Mr. Washburn received a Business Administration Degree with a Concentration in Accounting from Gardner-Webb University. He currently resides in Shelby with his wife, Lisa, and has one child; Jenna.

Fidelity Bank is a full-service financial institution with assets of approximately $1.9 billion headquartered in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. The Bank owns and operates 60 branches throughout North Carolina and Virginia; and was awarded a 5-star (superior) rating by BauerFinancial. For more information, please visit www.fidelitybanknc.com.