2020 Virtual Management Development Program Recap

Post Gail Queen Courtney Fleming

On January 13, 2021, 46 Virginia bankers graduated from the virtual VBA Management Development Program, a five-month, comprehensive training designed for newer employees who have developed a passion for banking, want to enhance their knowledge of the business of banking, and who are motivated to excel in their careers and reach their full potential.

The VBA Management Development Program sessions provided information to make participants better bankers, ensured that they move beyond the transaction and truly understand the industry in which they work, instilled the notion that strategy and goals are imperative to drive the bank forward, and empowered them to present themselves as leaders as they move forward in their career. 

Congratulations to the MDP Class of 2020

  • Trey Aston, TowneBank
  • Ashley Austin, Bank of Botetourt
  • Cameron Boone, TowneBank
  • Taylor Bradshaw, The Farmers Bank of Appomattox
  • Will Canard, The Fauquier Bank
  • Mandy Carrico, New Peoples Bank
  • Alicio Castañeda, The Fauquier Bank
  • Cori Chapp, TowneBank
  • Heidi Cleric, Chain Bridge Bank, NA
  • Taya Cooper, TowneBank
  • Kelsie Daniels, Sonabank
  • Kaitlyn Dill, The Farmers Bank of Appomattox
  • Joe Dusewicz, TowneBank
  • Kim Edmonds, Chesapeake Bank
  • Matt Fore, Virginia Commonwealth Bank
  • Autumn Garner, Sonabank
  • Maureen Grover, Southern Bank and Trust Company
  • Jessica Hall, The Farmers Bank of Appomattox
  • Candice Hinson, Chesapeake Bank
  • Jeff Hoagland, The Bank of Fincastle
  • Kristin Holloman, TowneBank
  • Katrina Huerth, Carter Bank & Trust
  • Emily Jordan, F&M Bank
  • Jennifer Lincoln, Chain Bridge Bank, NA
  • Stephanie Lucena, TowneBank
  • Jarred Marlowe, Carter Bank & Trust 
  • Ashley McClure, F&M Bank
  • Tracey Mullins, New Peoples Bank
  • Jalen Neal, TowneBank
  • Ashton Newsom, TowneBank
  • Will Niblo, TowneBank
  • Lacie Page, The Farmers Bank of Appomattox
  • Chrissy Peele, TowneBank
  • Chris Peters, The Farmers Bank of Appomattox
  • Logan Pinotti, TowneBank
  • Mollie Polhemus, F&M Bank
  • David Raines, TowneBank
  • Katelyn Shannon, TowneBank
  • Katie Smith, Chesapeake Bank
  • Ashley Sulick, Chesapeake Bank
  • Sara Szymanski, TowneBank
  • Jennifer Throckmorton, Benchmark Community Bank
  • Jessica Totty, TowneBank
  • Kari Van Wassen, Farmers Bank
  • D’Lawrence White, TowneBank
  • Jeff Younkins, TowneBank

​2020 Session & Facilitator Information

Orientation | September 3, 2020
Instructors: Andy Davies, The Marathon Organization, LTD & Courtney Fleming, Virginia Bankers Association

Session One | September 17, 2020: Introduction to Banking and Understanding Bank Financials and Profitability
Instructors: Michelle Crook, Bank of Botetourt; Andy Davies, The Marathon Organization; LTD & Bruce Whitehurst, Virginia Bankers Association

Session Two | October 14, 2020:  Leadership & Management
Instructor: Kathy Greenier, Floricane

Session Two Workshop | October 21, 2020
Instructor: Kathy Greenier, Floricane

Session Three | November 17-18, 2020:  Banking Lines of Business and Bank Management
Instructor: Vicki Kraai, Former Bank CEO & Owner/Founder, VK Solutions, LLC

Session Four | December 15, 2020:  The Modern Bank Marketing Department: Brand, Digital, Data, and Experience
Instructor: Hunter Young, HIFI Agency

Session Five & Graduation | January 12-13, 2021: Introduction to Strategic Planning & Dealing with Change in the Workplace & Staying Abreast of Issues Affecting Your Bank & the Banking Industry
Instructors: Andy Davies, The Marathon Organization, LTD & Thomas L. Rasey, Jr., The Farmers Bank of Appomattox
Guests: Nathalia Artus, Atlantic Union Bank & Cody Florence, The Fauquier Bank
Panelists: L. Taylor Harrell, Southern Bank; Patricia R. Lewis, Chesapeake Bank; Thomas L. Rasey, Jr., The Farmers Bank of Appomattox; Sherri A. Sackett, Select Bank

View Pictures from this Year’s Program