VBA Announces 2018 Graduates of the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management
60 Virginia Bankers Complete the Three-Year Program


Sixty Virginia bankers graduated on August 3, 2018 from the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.  The three-year school is sponsored by the Virginia Bankers Association in cooperation with the Darden School of Business at the University.

Bruce Whitehurst, VBA President and CEO commented about this year’s graduating class, “We are proud of the sixty bankers who graduated this year. These students have developed a range of skills that will both enhance their current performance, as well as qualify them as potential candidates for advancement within their institutions. Additionally, the connections they have made with other students will benefit them both personally and professionally for years to come.”

Chairman of the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management Board of Trustees, Joseph F. Collum, senior VP, director of branch and business banking at Burke & Herbert Bank said, “The work the Board of Trustees performs is especially rewarding each August when graduation takes place. I speak for the Board of Trustees when I say that it is an honor to partner with the VBA staff and the officers of each class during the year as we work to ensure an exceptional educational experience for our student bankers. It will be exciting to see the career progress and path of each of our graduating bank students in the future.”

Class President, Joshua J. Toth, Burke & Herbert Bank, said of his experience, “The Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management is a top program with a dedicated and professional team at the helm. The connections that I have built over the past three years have been incredible. The amount of knowledge and growth that I have gained have made me a better banker and a better person.  During our time in Charlottesville, my classmates and I raised money for two very important charities: Project Lifesaver and The Virginia Institute of Autism. We are excited about the awareness we have created amongst our peers for these two causes as well. It’s been a privilege to represent this school and class as its president. I look forward to watching everyone’s growth within their respected banks and in the great Commonwealth of Virginia.”

Through the use of highly qualified instructors and a challenging curriculum, the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management is designed to provide a multidimensional banking educational experience. Graduates complete three one-week summer sessions and eight home study problems and participate in a BankExec simulation, which allows them the opportunity to make decisions acting as senior officers of a bank. Graduates broaden their knowledge in all respects of banking, economics, and related subjects.

Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management 2018 Graduates:

Nichole Andrews  
Nathalia Daguano Artus Union Bank & Trust
Bethany K. Bajsert C&F Bank
Sean B. Baldwin The Fauquier Bank
Matthew B. Beahm Farmers & Merchants Bank
Josefina M. Beck Burke & Herbert Bank
Beth Ann Bell TruPoint Bank
Clifford W. Brown, Jr. Union Bank & Trust
Matthew J. Bruning Virginia Bankers Association
Ellen H. Campbell CornerStone Bank NA
Barnett J. Carr HomeTown Bank
Lauren M. Clark Essex Bank
Kelly M. Clinton Farmers Bank
Donna K. Cooke Xenith Bank, a Division of Union Bank & Trust
Molly Sunday Crawford First Community Bank
Candace T. Delia Farmers Bank
Jennifer M. Dixon Peoples Community Bank
Lisa Dodson  
Jessica R. Doyle The Bank of Southside Virginia
Lisa Doyle New Peoples Bank Inc.
Amy Drayton SunTrust Bank
W. Trent Dudley Southern Bank and Trust Company
M. Bradley Dunsmore First Bank & Trust Company
Brittany D. Gawen Chesapeake Bank
Tiffany Leigh Roberts Gibson Virginia Community Bank
Scott Griffin Skyline National Bank
Ryan M. Harney Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Dawn B. Hathaway South State Bank
Chad W. Heiges National Capital Bank of Washington
Robert F. Herndon, III Bank of Clarke County
Joshua Holder Sonabank
Travis L. Hull Bank of Botetourt
Sue Ivy TowneBank
Abby Michelle Jessee New Peoples Bank Inc.
Joseph Johann TowneBank
Kelly W. Joyce Farmers Bank
Carla D. Mabry TowneBank
Rafael A. Martinez Access National Bank
Amanda C. McGlothlin New Peoples Bank Inc.
Sherri McQuillan Old Point National Bank
Frank Merritt Union Bank & Trust
Tracey S. Morris Union Bank & Trust
Christopher A. Mullings Sandy Spring Bank
Jessica D. Neff First Bank, Virginia
Jorge A. Osuna Access National Bank
Sarah Parsley Chesapeake Bank
Kevin T. Reeder First Bank & Trust Company
Leiah Rocheleau FVCbank
Chadwick A. Rose New Peoples Bank Inc.
Christina C. Russ Old Point National Bank
Ousman M. Saine United Bank
James C. Sams Access National Bank
Shannon D. Shaw Village Bank
Keith H. Smith Village Bank
William Thompson, III Xenith Bank, a Division of Union Bank & Trust
Joshua J. Toth Burke & Herbert Bank
Joseph W. Walls MainStreet Bank
Jeremy Lee Williams New Peoples Bank Inc.
Jennifer L. Willner C&F Bank
Rhonda M. Wilson Benchmark Community Bank


About the Virginia Bankers Association

The Virginia Bankers Association represents banks of all sizes and charters and has served as the unified voice for Virginia’s $615 billion banking industry and its 42 thousand employees since 1893. To learn more about the VBA, click here.