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Our Team

Robert serves as the Special Projects Manager for Provision Financial Resources. In this role, he assists in the transition to new systems (primarily Accounting and Operations related). Prior to this, he served as a Regional Director from May 2014 until July 2023.

Prior to joining the staff at Provision, Robert served as VP of Administrative Services at Piedmont Community College in Roxboro; Comptroller for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina; Investment Advisor / Financial Planner for AXA Advisors; and Assistant Administrator for both Person Memorial Hospital in Roxboro and University Memorial Hospital in Charlotte. Robert began his career as an Internal Auditor for United Carolina Bank and Accounting Manager for Blue Cross, Blue Shield of South Carolina.

Robert earned a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management from Clemson University and a Masters in Business Administration from Liberty University. He is married to Kathryn who is a Registered Dietitian for the VA Medical Center in Durham. In his spare time, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife, five children and three grandchildren, traveling, fishing, and attending sporting events. Robert enjoys Clemson football and Atlanta Braves baseball.

Robert, Kathryn, and family love the Lord, love missions, and love serving.


Robert E. Simons

Special Projects Manager


201 Convention Drive Cary, NC 27511

President & CEO

Harry Nelson, CIMA®

EVP, Chief Financial & Operations Officer

Dolly B. Pierce, CPA

SVP, Chief Trust & Planned Giving Officer

Erich Hamm, AAMS®, CTFA®

SVP, Chief Credit Officer

Russell C. Jones

Executive Assistant

Allyson Velez

Marketing & Communications Manager

Brandon Ward

VP, Director of Church Lending

Daryl W. Trexler

VP, Controller

Lori M. Williams, CPA

Special Projects Manager

Robert E. Simons

VP, Regional Director

Scott Setzer, AAMS®

Donor Relations Associate

Susan Kimball

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