2023 Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management Recap
July 16-21, 2023
More than 200 bankers participated in the week-long session of the 2023 Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management. Bank School provides a multidimensional education experience in banking. Employing lectures from the best of the banking, professional and academic worlds, case studies, home study problems and peer study groups provides a vehicle for each student to experience comprehensive learning.
The year’s week-long session featured instructors who have been a part of the school for many years, including Dr. Ed Seifried who celebrated his 50-year anniversary with the school. Students also participated in two general sessions during the week, the first on creating a sense of belonging with Charm Bullard, VCIC, and the second an economic update with Dr. Ed.
Congratulations to the Bank School Class of 2023
Faircloth Family Award of Excellence
The eighth and final Faircloth Family Award of Excellence was awarded to Lynda Phillips, Old Point National Bank. This award recognizes a member of the third-year class who exhibits three attributes that former Bank School instructor Mark Faircloth and his family deeply value – continuous learning, passionate giving and purposeful living.
Class of 2023 Honor Grad & Top 10%
2023 Honor Grad
Sarah Mayfield, TowneBank
2023 Top 10%
- Anne M. Archer, Atlantic Union Bank
- David George, Bank of Clarke
- Charles Brian Justice, TruPoint Bank
- Angela Massie, Blue Ridge Bank, N.A.
- Sarah W. Mayfield, TowneBank
- Ned Witthoefft, SouthState Bank, NA
- Robert Zahm, CornerStone Bank
2023 Charity Event – Third Year Class Raises More than $4,500 and Collects Supplies to Benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities – Charlottesville
The third year class charity this year was the Ronald McDonald House Charities – Charlottesville, an organization that offers families a refuge, a place where they can find comfort, as they face one of life’s most unimaginable challenges: caring for a child who is seriously ill. Students from all classes supported their efforts through in-kind donations and by attending the charity event at Random Row Brewing Co. on Tuesday, July 18. As a result of the third year class’ hard work and the support of the entire Bank School community, more than $4,500 will be donated to RMC.