Jim Derrickson is Senior Vice President at First Bank in Builder Finance with a focus on locally owned home builder companies. Jim started his career in the early eighties and is proud to say he has been lending to the home building industry for a majority of that time.
His primary focus in the HBA of Raleigh - Wake County has been to protect the integrity of the local home building industry by being active in the political/entitlement arena. During his involvement, he has been engaged in most of the candidate discernment processes and has served as Build-Pac Chair.
Jim has been a member of the Board of Directors for over 22 years. He has served three terms as Treasurer. He was awarded the Rookie of the Year in 1997, Outstanding Associate of the Year in 2000, and has won Presidential Awards in 1998, 1999, 2003, 2015,2017, 2021 and 2022.
In addition to his involvement with the HBA, he serves on the Board of the Magellan Charter School Foundation.