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John Asbury

Chief Executive Officer


I am an accidental banker as a result of a college summer job at United Virginia Bank (later Crestar, now Truist) in my hometown of Radford, Virginia. Upon graduation, I had the good fortune to be hired into the commercial training program at Wachovia Bank & Trust in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I was initially a commercial credit officer, then a commercial relationship manager and from there I moved into increasing levels of management in a wide variety of roles and locations across the country.

I had a long and fulfilling career in a large bank environment before deciding I was ready to be a part of a smaller institution where I could better make an impact and lead strategic direction. My 35-year career has taken me coast to coast, and during my working career I have lived in every time zone in the continental United States! I never imagined I would come full circle and take part in recreating something that has not existed in over 20 years – a Virginia-based regional bank, much like the place where I began my career. It’s good to be home and part of an organization where every Teammate makes a difference.

I am most passionate about unlocking the potential of this great organization for all of our stakeholders – teammates, customers, communities and shareholders. I contribute to my community though various not-for-profit board memberships such as The Virginia Port Authority, Virginia Learns (a partnership between business and the Virginia public K-12 school system) and The Greater Richmond Partnership (a regional economic development organization).

I contribute to my industry through organizations such as The American Bankers Association where I am currently Vice-Chairman and The Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America. I am honored to be a past Chairman of both The Mid-Size Bank Coalition and The Virginia Bankers Association.

Outside of work, my wife and I enjoy travel, the arts and new experiences. I enjoy physical exercise to alleviate stress and stay fit.

I was educated in Virginia, having received my B.S. in Business at Virginia Tech and my MBA at The College of William & Mary.

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