Hank Hodge

Business Banker, VP
(984) 867-4813

Office Information

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Areas Served

Cashiers, Highlands, and the surrounding areas

Get to know me

As a First Citizens business 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 earned my bachelor's degree from The Honors College at Western Carolina University with a concentration in Finance. My career includes over 7 years in banking with the majority of that time spent in the Commercial Banking space. My specific focus has been working with clients in the Commercial and Industrial space that are in the growth phase of the business cycle.

I was born and raised in Asheville and have been visiting Highlands & Cashiers my whole life. Fun fact: my grandfather, George Cobb, was a noted golf course architect and designed several courses on the plateau including Country Club of Sapphire Valley, High Hampton, and Wildcat Cliffs, in addition to the par 3 course at Augusta National.

I am passionate about helping business-owners grow their business through improved operating efficiency and prudent use of leverage. In my spare time I enjoy family gatherings, volunteering, and attending alumni functions at my prep school alma mater, Christ School.

I invite you to connect with me on LinkedIn.

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

Government / Municipal
Healthcare and Medical


The Honors College at Western Carolina University

Community Involvement

Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Cashiers class of 2021


Golf, hiking, investing, literature


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