Eric Hickman

Senior Vice President, Commercial Banker
(910) 792-6628

Office Information

Office Phone

Areas Served

New Hanover

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.

My spouse, Donna and I have been married for 27 years. Donna is a retired New Hanover County School teacher and I have spent the majority of my thirty two year banking career here in Wilmington. I am from a large family that has called South Eastern North Carolina home since my father retired from the Coast Guard in 1963. After graduating from New Hanover High School I attended UNCW on a baseball scholarship.

I spend much of my free time with friends and family. When I'm not working I love to play golf and have fun playing bass guitar in a local cover band.

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

Manufacturing (Plastics, Metal, Rubber, Textiles)
Professional Services Companies (Law Firms, Accountants, Engineers)


B.S. Business Management, University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW)

Community Involvement

Regional Board Cape Fear Area Boy Scouts

Personal Interests

Musician and Golfer


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