Whitney Bouknight

SBA Loan Officer
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Office Information

Office Phone
440 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Areas Served

North Carolina
Central Virginia

Get to know me

At First Citizens, our SBA Business Development Officers partner with you to deliver tailored financing solutions for your growing business’s short- and long-term needs. With decades of experience working with multiple markets and industries, we’re dedicated to navigating you through every touchpoint of the SBA’s 7a and 504 loan options.

Our approach simplifies the SBA loan process for our borrowers, whether you're starting a business, acquiring one or expanding your existing operations. We pride ourselves on working with you to deliver the capital needed to bring your business positive results.

My career in banking began in 2011 and the entirety of that time has been spent in the SBA space. My background also includes corporate and financial accounting experience. My husband, Alex, and I have been married since 2009. We have three young children and a doodle that keep us busy!

Industry Expertise

Distributors / Wholesalers
Educational Services


Bachelors degree from University of North Carolina at Wilmington, with a concentration in Accounting

Community Involvement

Girl Scout troop Volunteer


Traveling, Cooking, Exercising, Boating, Reading


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.
Check out the full range of commercial financing services offered by First Citizens Bank.
1) Approved to offer SBA loan products under the SBA Preferred Lenders program

2) First Citizens Bank offers SBA 7(a) loans in select areas within Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.