Month: March 2017

Jim Swartz Joins Powell Valley National Bank

Jim Swartz Joins Powell Valley National Bank

Jonesville, VA, Powell Valley National Bank (PVNB, Bank) is pleased to announce that Jim Swartz has joined the Bank as a Vice President and Credit Review Officer.

“We are extremely pleased to have Jim Swartz join the officers and staff of PVNB”, said Leton L. Harding, Jr., CEO of PVNB.  “As our Bank continues to expand its lending efforts throughout the region having someone of Jim’s background and integrity will play a key role in maintaining the soundness of our Bank while meeting the credit needs of our customers.”

Jim is a native of Washington County, VA.  He has over 16 years of financial industry experience, most recently as Vice President and Senior Credit Review Officer for Highlands Union Bank in Abingdon, Virginia.  Swartz is a graduate of the Virginia Bankers Association’s School of Bank Management.  Jim is an advocate for economic development in our community.  He is a graduate of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership program, and has served on its board of directors, including positions as Treasurer and Board President over the years.

Jim has volunteered as a member of the Mount Rogers Planning District Commission’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee and the Smyth-Washington Regional Industrial Facilities Authority.  He is a past chairman and board member of Virginia Highlands Community College.

Jim is a graduate of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise and a member, Sunday School Director, and teacher of Glade Spring Baptist Church.  He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Glade Spring, VA.

Powell Valley National Bank is a locally owned community bank headquartered in Jonesville, VA with full service offices throughout the region. The Bank, established in 1888, offers a wide range of loan, deposit, electronic banking, and investment services.

Karen Wright Joins Powell Valley National Bank

Karen Wright Joins Powell Valley National Bank

Jonesville, VA, Powell Valley National Bank (PVNB, Bank) is pleased to announce that Karen Wright has joined the Bank as Auditor.

“We are extremely pleased to have Karen join the officers and staff of PVNB”, said Leton L. Harding, Jr., CEO of PVNB.  “As our Bank continues to expand its presence throughout the region having someone of Karen’s background and integrity will play a key role in maintaining the security and soundness of our Bank while meeting the credit, deposit, and financial services needs of our customers.”

Karen is a native of Washington County, VA.  She has over 20 years of financial industry experience, most recently as Vice President and Senior Internal Audit Officer for Highlands Union Bank in Abingdon, Virginia.  Karen holds the title of Certified Information Systems Auditor from the ISACA, an international professional association focused on IT governance, and she is a Certified Community Bank Internal Auditor through the Independent Community Bankers of America.

Karen is a graduate of Virginia Intermont College with a degree in Organizational Management.  She and her husband, Larry, have two children, Lauren and Justin, along with two new granddaughters, Eliza and Isabel.   They reside in Bristol, VA.

Powell Valley National Bank is a locally owned community bank headquartered in Jonesville, VA with full service offices throughout the region. The Bank, established in 1888, offers a wide range of loan, deposit, electronic banking and investment services.

Matthew Eades Joins Powell Valley National Bank

Matthew Eades Joins Powell Valley National Bank

Jonesville, VA, Powell Valley National Bank (PVNB, Bank) is pleased to announce that Matthew Eades has joined the Bank as a Vice President and Business Development Officer in Abingdon, VA.  His office is located at 988 West Main Street.

“We are very excited to have Matthew Eades join the officers and staff of PVNB”, said Leton L. Harding, Jr., CEO of PVNB.  “Matthew brings a wide banking background and will play a key role in meeting the loan, deposit, and financial services needs of the Greater Abingdon-Washington County markets for the Bank.  In addition, he has a strong reputation for dedicated community and customer service.”

Matthew, a native of Washington County, VA, has nearly 10 years of financial industry experience, most recently as Vice President and Branch Manager for Highlands Union Bank in Abingdon, Virginia.

Eades is a graduate of the Virginia Bankers Association’s School of Bank Management.  He served as a session instructor for the Southwest Virginia sessions of the VCEE Personal Finance Institute.   Eades is a graduate of several of the region’s Chamber of Commerce Leadership programs including Leadership Washington County, LEAD Bristol, and Leadership 2015-Johnson City.  He is a member of the Abingdon Kiwanis Club.

Matthew holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Virginia’s College at Wise and a Masters of Business Administration from Virginia Polytechnic University.  He is a member of Wyndale United Methodist Church.  Matthew and his wife Julie have two children, Drew and Chase, and they reside in Bristol, VA.

 

Powell Valley National Bank is a locally owned community bank headquartered in Jonesville, VA with full service offices throughout the region. The Bank, established in 1888, offers a wide range of loan, deposit, and electronic banking and investment services.

Dawn Yarber Joins Powell Valley National Bank

Dawn Yarber Joins Powell Valley National Bank

Jonesville, VA, Powell Valley National Bank (PVNB, Bank) is pleased to announce that Dawn Yarber has joined the Bank as a Loan Administration Specialist in Abingdon, VA.  Her office is located at 988 West Main Street.

“We are very excited to have Dawn Yarber join the officers and staff of PVNB”, said Leton L. Harding, Jr., CEO of PVNB.  “Dawn’s diverse experience in loans and loan operations will be a great asset to our Bank.  In addition, she has a strong reputation for dedicated community and customer service which represents a core value of our Bank.”

Dawn, a native of Washington County, VA, spent the last 2 years working for the Division of Child Support Enforcement for the Department of Social Services .  She has over 17 years of financial industry experience, including numerous responsibilities and tasks across bank loan operations, most recently as Escrow Department Supervisor for Highlands Union Bank in Abingdon, Virginia.

Dawn is a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church.  She and her husband, Nick, have a son named Sam.  They enjoy drag racing with family during their spare time.  Dawn and her family reside in Meadowview, VA.

 

Powell Valley National Bank is a locally owned community bank headquartered in Jonesville, VA with full service offices throughout the region. The Bank, established in 1888, offers a wide range of loan, deposit, and electronic banking and investment services.

 

Sam Neese Joins Powell Valley National Bank

Sam Neese Joins Powell Valley National Bank

 Bank Opens Loan Production Office in Abingdon

Jonesville, Virginia Powell Valley National Bank (PVNB, Bank) is pleased to announce that Sam Neese has joined the Bank as Senior Vice President and Business Development Officer.  With Sam’s leadership and extensive banking experience, PVNB is expanding its footprint into Abingdon and the surrounding area with the opening of a loan production office located at 988 West Main Street.

“We are excited to have a professional community banker of Sam’s caliber join the officers and staff of PVNB”, said Leton L. Harding, Jr. CEO of PVNB. “Sam will be a tremendous asset to our team as together we chart the direction of our bank in serving the financial needs of the region. Sam brings a wealth of experience in meeting the loan, deposit, and financial services needs of our community with a strong reputation for community and customer service.”

Neese, a Washington County, Virginia native, has over 42 years of banking experience in Washington County where he served 24 of those years as the Chief Executive Officer of a local Bank before he retired in 2015.   Sam has served the community and the banking industry via numerous civic and professional appointments, volunteer hours, awards, and accomplishments over the last 40 years in the industry.

Sam is a graduate of Emory & Henry College, and a member of Highlands Fellowship Church.   He and his wife Brenda have two children, Heather and Andrew, daughter in law Beth, and two grandchildren Noah and Sophie.  They reside in Abingdon, VA.

About Powell Valley National Bank
Powell Valley National Bank is a locally owned community bank headquartered in Jonesville, VA with full service offices throughout the region. The Bank, established in 1888, offers a wide range of loan, deposit, and electronic banking and investment services.