Commissioner Parker Overton is the founder of Overton’s, which had the distinction of being the world’s largest catalog of watersports and boating supplies from 1975 – 2003. He is currently in the commercial real estate business and is actively involved in serving our community on a number of levels.
He is one of the founding members of Select Bank and Trust Company, serving as Chairman of the Board from 2005-2014. He currently serves on the Select Bank Board of Directors.
Commissioner Overton is former President of the N.C. State Veterinary Foundation, a position he held for three years. He also served as Chairman of the Investment Committee for seven years. He has served on the Advisory Board for the ECU Department of Chemistry and was awarded a Department of Chemistry Honorary Alumni Award in 2010. Mr. Overton was one of a group of individuals who were influential in helping East Carolina secure funding for the School of Dental Medicine. He served on the Board of Metrics from 1999-2012.
He currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Vidant Medical Foundation, and served three years as Chairman of the Finance Committee at the former University Health Foundation. Commissioner Overton is on the investment committee of the Randall Terry Foundation for NC State University. In 2010, he was awarded an honorary degree from NC State University. He is also a commercial pilot.