Creighton P. Blackwell is an accomplished financial professional and financial education advocate for over 18 years on a local as well as national level. He currently serves as the Vice President of Branch Networks and Community Engagement at Coastal Federal Credit Union and has held upper level management positions at RBC Bank such as Director of Sales Communications, Community Development Specialist, Manager of Business Banking Strategy, Chapel Hill Market Executive and Banking Center Manager of 9 different locations.

Creighton also has extensive community service experience serving on non-profit boards such as Triangle Family Services, Orange County Partnership for Young Children, the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, the Executive Board of the North Carolina Council for Economic Education, NC Jumpstart, the Membership Service Department Board of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the Business Advisory Council of Durham Public Schools, the Foundation for a Sustainable Community, NC Community Shares, the Caring Community Foundation and the YMCA. He also is a graduate of the Leadership North Carolina program where he chaired the Education session and currently serves as the Chairperson for the Morrisville Innovation Foundation’s Executive board.

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. He enjoys spending time presenting various professional and motivating topics at public events as well as with his wife and 3 small kids.

Creighton will be contributing to Hopscotch Design's Funding New Ideas panel, which will explore various pathways to securing funding for your creative business, as well as provide financial planning tips from a diverse group of local and national leaders working in both traditional and non-traditional financial organizations.

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