Board of Directors


Paul E. Szurek

Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond since 2013

Paul E. Szurek has been chief financial officer of Biltmore Farms, a community developer in Asheville, N.C., since February 2003.

Prior to joining Biltmore Farms, Szurek was chief financial officer of Security Capital Group Inc. During his time with the company, he also served in various capacities in finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and European expansion.

Szurek has been involved in economic development in western North Carolina for many years. He is chairman of the Asheville-Buncombe County Economic Development Coalition, a public-private partnership among the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, Buncombe County and the City of Asheville. He has been a director of Advantage West, the state-created regional development partnership for western North Carolina, the Asheville School, W.P. Hickman Co. and CoreSite Realty Corp.

Szurek graduated from the University of Texas and earned a law degree from Harvard Law School.

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