Eugene Flood Jr. has been appointed to the Board of Directors of First Citizens BancShares (“BancShares”) and its First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company (“First Citizens Bank”) subsidiary, effective Jan. 1, 2023. He fills the vacancy that will be created by the retirement of director Daniel Heavner, effective Dec. 31, 2022. Heavner has served as a director since 2007.
“I’d like to thank Dan for his many years of dedication and service,” said First Citizens Chairman and CEO Frank B. Holding Jr. “I also welcome Gene to First Citizens. The expertise he brings will be a significant asset to the board and our company.”
Since 2017, Flood has served as a member of the board of directors of Janus Henderson Group PLC, where he presently chairs the risk committee. He is a former president and chief executive officer of Smith Breeden Associates, a North Carolina-based fixed income asset manager. Flood also previously served as executive vice president of TIAA CREF until his retirement in 2012 and served on the CREF Board of Trustees and the TIAA CREF Mutual Fund Board of Trustees for seven years, including as chair of the investment committee.
Earlier in his career, Flood held a range of trading and investment positions with Morgan Stanley from 1987 to 1999 and was an assistant professor of finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business from 1982 to 1987.
In addition, Flood has served as chairman of the advisory board for the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 2014 and director of the Research Corporation for Science Advancement since 2015. Previously, he served as a trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation from 2016 to 2020 and as a director of The Foundation for the Carolinas from 2012 to 2015.
Since 2013, Flood has been managing partner of A Cappella Partners, a family office that centers business, for-profit and not-for-profit board activity, community service and philanthropic efforts.
Flood holds a doctorate in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Harvard University. He and his wife reside in Chapel Hill, N.C. Flood has been appointed to serve as a member of the BancShares’ risk committee and the trust committee of First Citizens Bank.