JP Connell

VP & ASST SEC, Hemp Business Relationship Manager

Areas Served


Get to know me

As the Vice President of Hemp Business, my goal is to serve the hemp industry and provide services to business owners throughout our footprint. As your business grows, I will be with you every step of the way. Our commitment is to be an advocate and provide the services required for you grow.

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



University of South Carolina - Bachelors of Arts in Public Relations

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - MBA


Make sense of the markets. We have our fingers on the pulse of economic growth, investor sentiment and valuation trends.
Start, grow and expand. Our industry knowledge helps you build a long-term approach for successful business strategies.
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