Oral Histories – North Carolina

This page includes oral histories that we have conducted as a part of our research with role-players in the global financial crisis based in North Carolina. Click on a name to learn more about the person and access the interview audio and transcripts, a classification to see interviews conducted with people of similar roles, or select another state from the menu.

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Government

Name: Harold Brubaker Role: Former Speaker of the NC House of Representatives Sub-Category: Elected

Name: Wilbur “Wib” Gulley Role: Mayor of Durham Sub-Category: Elected

Name: Alan Hirsch Role: Former NC Deputy Attorney General Sub-Category: Appointed

Name: Robert Kucab Role: Former Executive Director of the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency Sub-Category: Appointed

Name: Philip Lehman Role: Former Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Production Division of the North Carolina Department of Justice Sub-Category: Appointed

Name: Mark Pearce Role: Former Chief Deputy Commissioner of Banks, North Carolina Office of the Commissioner of Banks Sub-Category: Appointed

Name: Joseph A. Smith Role: North Carolina Commissioner of Banks Sub-Category: Appointed

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Private Sector

Name: Lawrence Baxter Role: Former Wachovia Corporation Chief eCommerce Officer

Name: Daniel Berry Role: CEO of Duke University Federal Credit Union

Name: Hank Cunningham Role: Former President of Cunningham & Company and the Mortgage Bankers Association of the Carolinas

Name: Paul Jaber Role: Former Executive Vice President of the Mortgage Banking Group at First South Bank

Name: Paul Stock Role: Former Counsel at the North Carolina Bankers Association

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Advocates

Name: Stella Adams Role: Former Executive Director of the North Carolina Fair Housing Center

Name: Jeffrey Dillman Role: Former Executive Director of the Housing Research and Advocacy Center

Name: Debbie Goldstein Role: Former Executive Vice President at the Center for Responsible Lending

Name: Al Ripley Role: Director, Consumer & Housing Project at the NC Justice Center

Name: Eric Stein Role: COO at the Center for Community Self-Help and SVP at the Center for Responsible Lending