Thomas E. Baldwin, ’71
Senior Vice President, BB&T
Tom E. Baldwin is Senior Vice President of Branch Banking and Trust Company serving as the Multicultural Markets Strategic Coordinator focusing on the diverse markets within the BB&T footprint.
A 1971 graduate of Johnson C. Smith University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, Baldwin came to JCSU on a football scholarship after graduating from Atkins High School in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was a member of the 1969 JCSU Football CIAA Championship Team and 1970 JCSU Southern Division CIAA Championship Team.
Baldwin is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware, the North Carolina School of Banking, Mid-Management Program and the Advanced Management Program at the North Carolina School of Banking at UNC- Chapel Hill. In June 2007, he received an associate’s degree in theology from Life Christian University in Clemmons, N.C. where he subsequently served on its Board of Directors.
His banking career started with First Union National Bank where he was City Executive and Vice President for the bank in Davidson, N.C. He held several managerial positions with First Union National until joining United Carolina Bank (UCB) in 1988.
There, Baldwin managed UCB’s Branch Development Department in Monroe, N.C. for nine years until the bank was acquired by BB&T and he was named Call Center Manager of the newly planned BB&T Phone24 in Whiteville, N.C. Following his three-year commitment to the BB&T Call Center, Baldwin became Sales and Administration Manager for BB&T in Winston-Salem, N.C
His philanthropic work ranges from serving on the boards of Elon Homes for Children and Florence Crittenton of Charlotte to the Greater Carolinas Chapter of American Red Cross. He is a founding officer for 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte and a past member and past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of JCSU. He is a member of First Baptist Church-West in Charlotte and is married to Phyllis Kimbrough. The Baldwins are the proud parents of two sons, Thomas, III and Timothy.