Lee Hayes

SVP, Commercial Banker

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Areas Served

Greater Triangle Area

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 earned my Bachelors degree from UNC Charlotte. My career includes over 20 years in Financial Services that includes, Brokerage, Regional Leadership, Business and Commercial Banking. I enjoy working with clients in the Commercial and Industrial space, as well as the process of learning from the people that lead them to success.

My spouse, Diane and I have been married for over 20 years. We are the proud parents of three daughters. I am passionate about spending my spare with my wife and children, traveling, hiking, playing lot's of tennis and an occasional round of golf.

I invite you to connect with me on LinkedIn, by email or phone.

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


UNC, Charlotte

Personal Interests

Traveling, Hiking, Tennis, Golf


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