2022 Management Development Program Recap
September 2022-January 2023

Post Gail Queen Walt Lyons

On January 11th, 36 Virginia bankers graduated from the VBA Management Development Program – our largest in person cohort to date! This program is 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 program’s 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 2022

  • Kutoof Alwazir, Chain Bridge Bank
  • Davis Bailey, Southern Bank & Trust
  • Christina Baker, Chesapeake Bank
  • Anne Bartgis, Bank of Clarke
  • Mariano Castagnello, Chain Bridge Bank
  • Charity Coleman, Benchmark Community Bank
  • Aaron Cridlin, National Bank of Blacksburg
  • Jason Crum, F&M Bank
  • Bryan Daniel, Bank of Southside Virginia
  • Madison Davis, Primis Bank
  • Renee Dolan, Benchmark Community Bank
  • Joey Dove, F&M Bank
  • Janie Faris, First National Bank
  • Allie Fridley, Virginia Community Capital
  • Richard Gallacher, Virginia Community Capital
  • Jacob Grimes, Highlands Community Bank
  • Alice Grow, F&M Bank
  • Jennifer Harding, Chesapeake Bank
  • Teri Hasley, F&M Bank
  • Kevin Hill, Chesapeake Bank
  • Colleen Hube, MainStreet Bank
  • Jalisa Jackson, Blue Ridge Bank
  • Brittany Johnson, First National Bank
  • Kelly King, Primis Bank
  • Jackie Langland, MainStreet Bank
  • Kelly Lewis, Benchmark Community Bank
  • JW Luttrell, Jr., Chesapeake Bank
  • Joanna Maiden, New Peoples Bank
  • Cathy Morgan, MainStreet Bank
  • Dianne Pillsbury, Chesapeake Bank
  • Rachel Poe, Carter Bank & Trust
  • Keila Ragan-Wise, New Peoples Bank
  • Jenny Rice, First National Bank
  • Madison Simms, Select Bank
  • Chelsea West, Bank of Botetourt
  • Blaine White II, New Peoples Bank

​Session & Facilitator Information

Instructors: Andy Davies, The Marathon Organization, LTD, and Bruce Whitehurst, VBA

Session One: Introduction to Banking & A+ Accounting and ALCO
Instructors: Michelle Austin, Bank of Botetourt; Andy Davies, The Marathon Organization, LTD

Session Two:  Insights Discovery: Learning Your Personal Leadership Style
Instructor: Serena Fulton, Floricane

Virtual Session: The Banking Technology Tsunami is Here – Can You Swim?
Instructor: DJ Seeterlin, Chesapeake Bank

Session Three: From the CEO Seat – Defining Moments in Our Professional Development Journey
Instructor: Vicki Kraai, InterAction Training

Virtual Session: Community Development/CRA and Community Development/Networking 101
Instructor: Nathalia Artus, Atlantic Union Bank

Session Four:  Digital Banking & the Modern Bank Marketing Department
Instructor: Hunter Young, HIFI Agency

Session 5, Part 1: Introduction to Strategic Planning & Perspectives on Career Development
Instructors: Andy Davies, The Marathon Organization, LTD and Tom Rasey, The Farmers Bank of Appomattox

Session 5, Part 2: Advocacy & Industry Engagement Beyond MDP
Instructor: Andy Davies, The Marathon Organization, LTD 
Guests: Nathalia Artus, Atlantic Union Bank; Matt Bruning, Virginia Bankers Association; Cody Florence, Virginia National Bank; Chandler Owdom, Virginia Bankers Association
Panelists: Eric Floyd, Chesapeake Bank; Adam Hill, Atlantic Union Bank; Tom Rasey, The Farmers Bank of Appomattox; and Nathalia Artus, Atlantic Union Bank

View Pictures from this Year’s Program