Virginia Bankers Association Announces Graduates of the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management

Article Monica McDearmon Virginia Bankers Association

Sixty Virginia bankers graduated on July 31, 2020 from the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management.  The three-year school is sponsored by the Virginia Bankers Association in cooperation with the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and was held virtually this year for the first time in its 82-year history.

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

Joseph F. Collum, Chairman of the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management Board of Trustees and executive vice president, director of branch and business banking at Burke & Herbert Bank said, “The work the Board of Trustees performs is especially rewarding each summer 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.”

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.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020  

Renee C. Aldrich

Jerry R. Barnette Jr

Sara C. Berry

Marianela Board

JT Bose

Cedrick Brooks

Emma R. Brown

Miranda D. Cave

Thomas C Claiborne

Justin F. Clay

James H. Clements

Pat Collins

Amy Annette Copeland

M. Denise Counce

Matt Crane

Donna Wilkinson Davidson

Colin Davis

Angela L. Dickerson

Starr Eamigh

Tracy Elliott

Mukhiddin Fakhriddinov

Adam S. Farmer

Robert T. Fender

Robert D. Fields

Jessica Floyd

Thomas M. Floyd

Sharon Fulford

John MacGregor Garrett

Daniela Gregoire

Benjamin Hall

Michelle Harris

Shawna L. Herron

Tina Hyson

Tracey W. Jameson

Adam Jobe

Shalini Kapur

Thomas Hurst Kelley

Charles W. Kettenacker

Jessica Knight

Melissa M. Linville

Lyndon Brock Livesay

Vicki Madden-Jackson

Mia C. Mallory

Robert K. Mangus, Sr.

Shannon Michelle Maxey

Abigail E. McGuire

Trittie A. Mountcastle

Jacob L. Mowry

Luke Mullins

Sandra J. Newman

Shannon D. O’Shea

Meagan Parker

Kevin F. Reid

Debbie Schutt

Kenneth M. Selmer

Alia Sherwani

Karly E. Tomlin

Michael W. Vandergrift

Jeffrey Scott Walker

Rachel Michelle Yates

National Capital Bank

Benchmark Community Bank

F&M Bank

Burke & Herbert Bank


Truist Bank

First Bank & Trust Company

Blue Ridge Bank, N.A.

Chesapeake Bank

Touchstone Bank

The Bank of Southside Virginia

Chain Bridge Bank

Farmers Bank


Atlantic Union Bank

Atlantic Union Bank

Carter Bank & Trust

Oak View National Bank

Chesapeake Bank

Chesapeake Bank

State Corporation Commission/Bureau of Financial Institutions

TruPoint Bank

Skyline National Bank

New Peoples Bank


MainStreet Bank

Chesapeake Bank


Truist Bank

Community Bank of the Chesapeake

National Bank

Old Point National Bank

First Bank, Virginia


Southern Bank and Trust Company

John Marshall Bank

Essex Bank

Capital Bank, N.A.

First Bank, Virginia

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Farmers and Miners Bank

Burke & Herbert Bank

Village Bank

Pinnacle Financial Partners

VCC Bank

Carter Bank & Trust

C&F Bank

Blue Ridge Bank

Farmers and Miners Bank

New Peoples Bank

Truist Bank



Bank of Clarke County

First National Bank

Sandy Spring Bank

MainStreet Bank

Sandy Spring Bank

First National Bank

New Peoples 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.