Creighton Blackwell

Creighton P. Blackwell is an accomplished, award winning and dynamic executive level professional and a community advocate for over 25 years on a local as well as national level. He currently serves as the Chief Culture & Impact Officer (CCIO) after successfully holding the position of Vice President of  Corporate Affairs and Community Engagement at Coastal Credit Union. He has also held upper level management positions at RBC Bank such as U.S. Director of Sales Communications and Marketing, Community Development Specialist, Creator and Managing Director of Business Banking Strategy and the Sales Solutions Center (inside consulting firm) for North America and City Market Executive

Creighton also has extensive community service experience serving on non- profit Executive boards currently serving as the  Executive Board Chairperson for the North Carolina Council on Economic Education, The Greater Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce’s Partnership for a Sustainable Community Foundation (also serves as their immediate past Chair for the Chamber’s Board of Directors) and the Founding Chairperson for the Morrisville Innovation Foundation. He also currently serves of the Executive Board of Directors of Carolina For the Kids Foundation, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, NC Jumpstart, Wake Technical College Creighton P. Foundation, Wake Medical Foundation, the Kenan Fellows Advisory Education Board,  the NC Business Committee for Education at of the Governor’s office and the Triangle Martin Luther King Leadership Committee. Creighton has also been appointed by the Governor of North Carolina to serve on the North Carolina Museum Advisory Commission.  His recent past Executive Board service at Habitat for Humanity and the YMCA has level to award winner and impactful programs that still thrives today.

He also is a graduate of the Leadership North Carolina program where he chaired the Education session as well as a designated Certified Innovation Executive by his completion of this Executive program at Stanford University’s Business School.  Creighton is a former member of the State and Legislative Committee of the Durham Chamber of Commerce and is recognized as a contributor and partner with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction concerning financial education.  He also was the founder of the Business and Education Partnership in Chapel Hill and the University Banking initiative which mobilized bankers to present financial literacy topics throughout the Triangle. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill as well as the North Carolina School of Banking. 

Most recently, he has been selected as a winner of the North Carolina’s Sustainable Energy Association’s Community Impact Award, The  Triangle Business Journal’s inaugural Corporate Philanthropy Awards for his outstanding community and philanthropic work, one of Cary Magazines’ Movers and Shakers, ESPN\99.9 The Fan’s Sport Shop Radio Show as a Salute to Heroes Honoree  as well as various other awards and recognition based on his contributions as an executive leader in his community, state, nationally and globally. He also contributes leadership with other committees such as Financial Health Network, North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction and the Regional Transportation Alliance. He is a huge supporter of the Triple Bottom line of Community Sustainability and is recognized as an accomplished professional public speaker, Emcee and Podcast speaker presenting various professional, educational and motivating topics at various national, regional and local events. Creighton also enjoys coaching sports and spending time with his wife and three young kids.

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