Paragon Bank Names Patsy D. Johnson Senior Vice President, Client Development Officer

27-Year Banking Veteran Will Focus on Private Banking Services

Raleigh, NC, June 13, 2013 --( Paragon Bank ( has announced that Patsy D. Johnson has joined the bank as senior vice president and client development officer. In this position, she is responsible for assisting Paragon Private banking clients with their borrowing and banking needs and developing new business for Paragon.

Prior to joining Paragon, Johnson spent the past 27 years in banking, most recently as vice president at Patriot State Bank. She earned her Bachelor of Arts with honors at UNC-Chapel Hill and her Master of Education at North Carolina State University. Johnson currently resides in Cary with her husband, Howard.

“Patsy’s extensive experience makes her a valuable asset to our private banking business,” said Bob Hatley, president and CEO of Paragon Bank. “We are confident that Patsy’s dedication, commitment, and continuous leadership will enhance the Paragon brand and bring great value to our clients.”


- Johnson is actively involved in the Cary community through a variety of activities, including the Cary Community Foundation, Cary Visual Arts, 1st United Methodist Church and the Cary Chamber of Commerce.

- Johnson formerly served on the Wake County Board of Realtors and the Triangle Mortgage Leaders Association.

About Paragon Bank:
Founded in Raleigh, N.C., in 1999, Paragon Bank is North Carolina’s first business-only bank. Paragon Bank provides banking products and services tailored exclusively to the needs of middle-market companies with revenues from $5 million to $75 million, their executives and high net worth individuals. The bank’s business focus includes operating companies in a wide range of categories, professional firms and nonprofit organizations. Headquartered in Raleigh, the bank expanded to open a location in Charlotte, N.C., in 2006. For more information, visit

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