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The purpose of VBA committees is to provide input to the VBA on matters affecting the banking industry and the committee’s functional area of banking, provide input to VBA’s professional development division on training needs of their functional area, provide a forum for exchange of ideas and for networking that will benefit each committee member and his/her bank, and identify possible legislative and/or regulatory issues on which the VBA should focus as the banking industry’s advocate.

View the VBA Committee Handbook here!

View the VBA Committee Rosters here!

Antitrust Policy: It is the policy of the Virginia Bankers Association to comply with all antitrust laws. In furtherance thereof, bankers should refrain from discussing the pricing of banking services or controlling banking markets.

Hotel Rate: We have partnered with Hampton Inn Richmond West Innsbrook to offer a negotiated rate of $105 per night, plus tax, to bankers needing lodging for committee meetings. Bankers can get this rate by contacting the hotel directly and asking for the VBA Locally Negotiated Rate. More details can be found here. Please use this link to make your hotel reservation.

CFO COMMITTEE

Chair: Donald Kaloski, Jr., Village Bank
Vice Chair: Aaron C. Hicks, Powell Valley National Bank 

VBA Staff Liaison: Stacy Puckett

View the VBA CFO Committee roster here!

Mission Statement: Provide a venue for collaboration and sharing of ideas for senior finance managers of VBA member banks to facilitate professional growth.

2024 Meeting Dates:

Date Time Format
3/15/2024 10:00am-12:00pm Virtual
6/14/2024 10:00am-1:00pm In-person
9/27/2024 10:00am-12:00pm Virtual
12/13/2024 10:30am-1:00pm In-person

COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE

Chair: Theresa B. Catlett, First Bank, Virginia

Vice Chair: Ann-Marie Lewis, CRCM, TowneBank

VBA Staff Liaison: DeMarion Johnston

View the VBA Compliance Committee roster here!

Mission Statement: Dedicated to providing a valuable service to the VBA’s member banks on matters of regulatory compliance risk, issues, and best practices in a timely manner.  The committee will recommend and coordinate affordable, yet quality, compliance education through the use of schools, seminars and networking. 

2024 Meeting Dates:

Date Time Format
3/5/2024 10:30am-12:00pm

Virtual

3/5/24 Compliance Committee Meeting Materials

5/21/2024 10:30am-12:30pm In-person
9/24/2024 10:30am-12:00pm Virtual
11/19/2024 10:30am-12:30pm In-person

EMERGING BANK LEADERS STEERING COMMITTEE 

Chair: Darren Tully, Freedom Bank of Virginia

Vice Chair: Jennifer Willner, C&F Bank

VBA Staff Liaison: Megan Darmanin

View the VBA EBL Steering Committee roster here!

Mission Statement: To ensure a continuum of leadership for the future of Virginia banking. 

2024 Meeting Dates:

Date Time Format
Thursday, February 15th 10 am – 1 pm

In-Person, VBA Office in Glen Allen

2/15/24 EBL Steering Committee Meeting Materials

Tuesday, July 9th 10 am – 1 pm In-Person, VA Housing Center in Glen Allen
Thursday, September 26th 10:30 am – 12 pm Virtual via Zoom
Tuesday, December 10th 10:30 am – 12 pm Virtual via Zoom

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE 

Chair: Robert C. Wood, Jr., United Bank

VBA Staff Liaison: Matt Bruning

View the VBA GR Committee roster here!

Mission Statement: To protect and defend the interests of Virginia’s banking industry through active support of the VBA’s political and legislative efforts. 

2024 Meeting Dates:

Date Time Format
3/13/2024 10:30am-1:00pm In-person
5/2/2024 10:30am-12:00pm Virtual

HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE 

Chair: Doris Hambright, PHR, SHRM-CP, Freedom Bank of Virginia

Vice Chair: Maria R. Sullivan, C&F Bank

VBA Staff Liaison: Laurie Milligan and Carla Moore

View the HR Committee roster here!

Mission Statement: To enhance Virginia bankers’ ability to succeed by providing human resources leadership that inspires individual growth and commitment. The committee serves as a valuable resource on human resource initiatives and to promote professional development. 

2024 Meeting Dates:

Date Time Format
3/11/2024  6:30 PM In-Person at Connect|Protect Experience (Dinner)
5/10/2024 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Virtual
8/14/2024 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM In-Person – Joint Meeting with the VBA Training Committee
11/8/2024 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Virtual 

LEGAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 

Chair: Lowell H. Patterson, III, Truist Bank

VBA Staff Liaison: DeMarion Johnston

View the Legal Affairs Committee roster here!

Mission Statement: To enhance the ability of the Association and its member banks to respond to legal challenges affecting banking in Virginia.  To this end, the Committee shall identify and review legal issues of concern; assist in developing legislative, regulatory, and judicial initiatives; and otherwise serve as a forum for the dissemination of information concerning legal developments impacting banks in Virginia. 

2024 Meeting Dates:

Date Time Format
3/4/24 10:30 – 12:30

Virtual

3/4/24 Legal Affairs Committee Meeting Materials

5/20/24 10:30 – 12:30 In Person, VBA Office in Glen Allen
9/9/24 10:30 – 12:30

Virtual

12/2/24 10:30 – 12:30 In Person, VBA Office in Glen Allen

LEGISLATIVE EXECUTIVES COMMITTEE 

VBA Staff Liaison: Matt Bruning

View the Legislative Executives Committee roster here!

Mission Statement: To organize legislative representation for larger financial institutions. 

2024 Meeting Dates:

Date Time Format
Wednesday, January 10th 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm In-Person, Bank of America Financial Center, 1111 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23219, 11th Floor

LENDING EXECUTIVES COMMITTEE 

Chair: David Evinger, Chain Bridge Bank, NA

Vice Chair: Lee Minix, Benchmark Community Bank

VBA Staff Liaison: Tracy Ottinger

View the Lending Executives Committee roster here!

Mission Statement: Offers a learning environment for senior level lending officers within the Virginia Banking Community and provides input and feedback to the VBA on key legislative issues and lending opportunities that impact Virginia banks. 

2024 Meeting Dates:

Date Time Format
2/16/2024 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

In-Person

2/16/24 Lending Executives Committee Meeting Materials

5/17/2024 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Virtual
9/13/2024 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM In-Person
12/6/2024 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Virtual

MARKETING COMMITTEE 

Chair: Laura Wright, Old Point National Bank

Vice Chair: Valenda Campbell, Village Bank

VBA Staff Liaison: Chandler Owdom

View the VBA Marketing Committee roster here!

Mission Statement: Provides a venue for idea sharing, collaboration and problem solving on bank marketing and public relations issues. 

Click here for the Marketing Committee Q&A Page

2024 Meeting Dates:

Date Time Format
Monday, Feburary 5, 2024 10am-12pm

Virtual Via Zoom: 

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Marketing Committee Agenda: February 5

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 10am-1pm with Lunch In-Person
Virginia Bankers Association
4490 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Thursday, August 29, 2024 10am-12pm Virtual Via Zoom
Monday, November 4, 2024 10am-1pm with Lunch In-Person
Virginia Bankers Association
4490 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060

OPERATIONS & TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE 

Chair: Donna Wilborn, Benchmark Community Bank

Vice Chair: Andrew T. Shotwell, Bank of Botetourt

VBA Staff Liaison: Stacy Puckett

View the Operations & Technology Committee roster here!

Mission Statement: Provide a venue for peer networking and discussion on best practices for operations and technology professionals within the VBA member banks.

2024 Meeting Dates:

Date Time Format
1/31/2024 10:30am-1:00pm Hybrid
5/15/2024 10:30am-1:00pm Hybrid
8/20/2025 10:30am-1:00pm Hybrid
11/13/2024 10:30am-1:00pm  

RETAIL EXECUTIVES COMMITTEE 

Chair: Joe Lewis, Village Bank

Vice-Chair: Goly Hervey, Atlantic Union Bank

VBA Staff Liaison: Amy Binns

View the Retail Executives Committee roster here!

Mission Statement: Fostering a robust retail banking environment in the Commonwealth of Virginia whereby customers prosper by way of enhanced products, services and delivery options; senior retail executives grow professionally through peer exchange and education; banks profit from enhanced retail strategies; and the VBA promotes and safeguards retail banking against threats within the financial system with the support of state legislative officials. 

Click here for the retail executives committee q&a Page 

    2024 Meeting Dates:

    Date Time Format
    Wednesday, January 24, 2024 10am-Noon

    Virtual via Zoom

    Thursday, May 9, 2024 10am-1pm
    Lunch Included
    In-Person
    Virginia Bankers Association
    4490 Cox Road
    Glen Allen, VA 23060
    Wednesday, September 18, 2024 10am-1pm
    Lunch Included
    In-Person
    Virginia Bankers Association
    4490 Cox Road
    Glen Allen, VA 23060
    Wednesday, December 4, 2024 10am-Noon Virtual via Zoom

    SECURITY & ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 

    VBA Staff Liaison: Walt Lyons

    View the Security & ERM Committee roster here!

    Mission Statement: Promote the sharing of security and enterprise risk management best practices within the Virginia Banking community.  Provide peer networking opportunities, industry insights and expertise to assist members in remaining at the forefront of security and enterprise risk management advancements.

    2024 Meeting Dates:

    Date Time Format
    2/28/2024 11:00am-1:00pm

    In-Person

    2/28/24 Security & ERM Committee Meeting Materials

    5/16/2024 11:00am-1:00pm In-Person
    8/22/2024 11:00am-1:00pm In-Person
    11/14/2024 11:00am-1:00pm In-Person

    TRAINING COMMITTEE 

    Co-Chair: Marci Clodfelter, C&F Bank

    Co-Chair: Julie Sturt, Blue Ridge Bank

    VBA Staff Liaison: Kristen Reid

    View the Training Committee roster here!

    Mission Statement: To provide a forum for peer networking and discussion on best practices and innovation in bank training. 

    Click here for the training Committee Q&A page

    2024 Meeting Dates:

    Date Time Format
    February 8, 2024 10:30am-12:00pm Virtual

    May 9, 2024

    Joint with Retail Execs Comm.

    10:00am-1:00pm

    In-Person at VBA Office

    Lunch will be provided

    August 14, 2024

    Joint with HR Comm.

    10:00am-1:00pm

    In-Person at the VBA Office

    Lunch will be provided

    November 1, 2024 10:00am-1:00pm TBD

    2024 Meeting Materials:

       
    February 8, 2024 Training Committee Agenda: February 8

    TRUST & WEALTH MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE  

    Chair: Jeff Hassler, Truist Bank

    VBA Staff Liaison: DeMarion Johnston

    View the Trust & Wealth Management Committee roster here!

    Mission Statement: To provide a venue for collaboration and sharing of ideas to foster a robust trust and wealth management environment in the Commonwealth of Virginia so that clients benefit by way of expanded competitive services and delivery options; trust and wealth management executives grow professionally through peer exchange and education; banks benefit from developing ways to offer trust and wealth management services as part of comprehensive relationships with clients; and the VBA promotes, represents and enhances the bank trust and wealth management industry with the support of state legislative and regulatory officials.

    2024 Meeting Dates:

    Date Time Format
    3/1/2024 10:30am-12:30pm

    Virtual

    3/1/24 Trust & Wealth Management Meeting Materials

    5/10/2024 10:00am-12:30pm In-Person
    9/13/2024 10:30am-12:30pm Virtual
    11/15/2024 10:30am-12:30pm In-Person