Hope Bryant

Hope Bryant

Formal First Name

Hope Holding Bryant is Vice Chairwoman and Corporate Sales Executive at First Citizens Bank, the largest family-owned bank in the United States. Hope is responsible for managing the markets in Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Oregon and Washington state. She also has oversight of Wealth Management and Business Services, including SBA, strategic commercial real estate and Commercial and Industrial lending. Hope is passionately involved in taking business to new markets and helping the company establish banking operations in locations far from North Carolina – in places like California, Texas and Washington state. She also has extensive community and industry leadership experience, including past service on the board of directors of the North Carolina Bankers Association.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Hope joined First Citizens in 1985 and has held various leadership positions over the years, including President of the former IronStone Bank subsidiary.

  • She served in other branches, working with business customers and eventually as head of the business banking segment.

  • She was named Vice Chairman of First Citizens of North Carolina in 2011.

  • She also serves on the board of directors and board committees of not-for-profit entities and foundations and non-public community financial institutions.