UMO Board Chair Appointed President and CEO of KS Bancorp, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2023
Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations
SMITHFIELD, N.C – KS Bancorp’s Board of Directors has appointed Earl W. Worley, Jr., President and CEO of KS Bancorp, Inc., the holding company of KS Bank, Inc. Worley currently serves as President and CEO of KS Bank and has 31 years of bank management experience. He has served in his current role since January 2022. Worley has been employed with KS Bank since 1992 in various roles including serving as Chief Operating Officer of the bank from 2010 until 2022.
Harold T. Keen, President and CEO of KS Bancorp, Inc. since July 1990, stated, “It has been my honor to serve as President and CEO of KS Bancorp for the past 32.5 years. As President Emeritus, I look forward to consulting with the Board and continuing to concentrate my efforts toward customer acquisition and service to the community organizations of which I am a part of.”
James C. Parker, Chairman of the Board of Directors, stated, “We are pleased to promote Earl to the position of President and CEO of KS Bancorp, Inc. as part of our continued leadership plan of transition. In addition, we are grateful to Mr. Keen for his years of service, and we look forward to working with him on a consultative basis as President Emeritus.”
Outside of his professional career, Worley is Chair of the UMO Board of Trustees, member and Past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Community Bankers Bank, member of the Johnston Health Foundation Board of Directors, and Past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Greater Smithfield/Selma Area Chamber of Commerce.
Worley resides in Princeton with his wife, Melissa. They attend Princeton Church. The couple has two adult children, Julie Beth and Will Worley, III.