Carla Henry

Sr. Vice President, Commercial Banker
(984) 867-4833

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Get to know me

As a First Citizens commercial banker, it’s important to invest in understanding your business, strategies and key objectives. An established process and skilled team of specialists help me tailor solutions to fit you and your organization. Clients appreciate our trusted partnership in planning for long-term success.

I was born and raised in Haywood County, North Carolina. Remaining in Western North Carolina, I earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western Carolina University, College of Business.   After graduation, the start to my career was in a small accounting firm, later transitioning to Charlotte, North Carolina working in a mid-size tax firm.  Missing the mountains greatly, I returned and began a career at First Citizens Bank in 2004 as a commercial analyst.  In 2007, I began serving our clients as a commercial banker.  Now in my seventeenth year at First Citizens, I continue to help provide our clients with a holistic approach to banking. 

To serve our community, I volunteer my time on many local boards and events.  Previously serving on Children First Communities in Schools, YWCA, and currently involved as a board member on Asheville Humane Society, Inc., Aston Park Retirement Center, and the Asheville Woman UP committee.

My spouse, Dallas and I have been married for 14 years and are proud parents of our 11-year-old daughter Sadie and our boxer Ruby.  We enjoy camping in the summer throughout beautiful Western North Carolina.

Our approach

At First Citizens, our Bankers view business relationships with you through a long-term lens. This aligns with our brand ethics, business philosophies and statement of purpose for building a long, lasting alliance. We make recommendations and decisions based on what’s best for your business and focus on your growth, expansion and success.

Management at First Citizens is regional, and we guide your accounts in the same manner—with regional support and authority. Our relationship management teams include inside and outside relationship managers, credit professionals and product specialists. Our consulting and business strategy services include industry change optimization, business process management and financial management processes.

We pride ourselves on working together to bring positive results to your business, as we see your vision come to fruition.

Industry Expertise

Healthcare and Medical
Manufacturing (Plastics, Metal, Rubber, Textiles)


Bachelors degree in Accounting from Western Carolina University; North Carolina School of Banking

Community Involvement

Currently serving on the board for Asheville Humane Society, Inc., Aston Park Health Care Center, and Asheville's Woman Up Committee

Personal Interests

Camping, Reading, being outside in Western North Carolina


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