Month: August 2018

Ted Fields Joins Powell Valley National Bank

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Jonesville, VirginiaPowell Valley National Bank (PVNB, Bank) is pleased to announce the addition of Ted Fields to senior management staff of the Bank.  Fields joins PVNB as Market Executive and Senior Vice President, where he will be leading the Bank’s efforts with the opening of its new full-service office in Downtown Kingsport located at 240 West Center Street.

“We are delighted to have a professional community banker of Ted’s caliber join the officers and staff of Powell Valley National Bank”, said Leton L. Harding, Jr., CEO of PVNB.  “Ted 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 with our expansion of a full-service office in Kingsport. Ted brings a wealth of leadership experience and community bank expertise with a strong reputation for community and customer service.”

Fields has over 30 years of banking experience in the Kingsport and Greater Tri-Cities region, where he served 10 of those years as an Executive Vice President for TriSummit Bank.  Ted has supported the community and the banking industry through numerous civic and professional appointments, volunteer hours, awards, and accomplishments during his career including March of Dimes, Red Cross, United Way of Greater Kingsport-Past President, and the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce.  Fields currently serves as Vice-Chairman for the Ballad Health Foundation, Board Member for the United Way of Bristol, Past President of the Rotary Club of Kingsport, a commissioner on the Kingsport Neighborhood Commission, and the KOSBE Advisory Committee.

Ted is a native of Grundy, VA.  He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and the American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking.  He and his wife, Kathy, have two children, Allison and Adam, and reside in Kingsport, TN.

Powell Valley National Bank Promotes Lee Houston

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Jonesville, VA, Powell Valley National Bank (PVNB, Bank) is pleased to announce the promotion of Lee Houston as Lead Credit Officer and Senior Vice President of the Bank.

Houston joined PVNB in 2012 as Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer in the Wise and Kingsport markets.  Lee is a well-respected banking industry veteran with over 20 years of experience.  Throughout his banking career, Lee has had the opportunity to work in several different capacities within the profession including credit analysis, commercial lending, and senior management.  Currently, Lee serves as a member of the Virginia Bankers Association’s Lending Executives Committee.  He is a graduate of the Wachovia Commercial Lending School, the Virginia Bankers Association’s School of Bank Management, and the Virginia Bankers Association’s Leadership Institute.

“Effective execution of the financial and managerial responsibilities of a Chief Credit Officer is essential to our Bank’s sustainable growth and success,” says Powell Valley National Bank CEO, Leton L. Harding, Jr.  “As our Bank continues to expand its footprint across our region, Lee’s dedication, experience, and integrity will play an integral role in the growth of our lending and credit initiatives.”

Houston is a native of Ridgeway, VA.  He is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mathematics.  He and his wife, Mandy, have three children, Alex, Sam, and Emma.   They are members of the Wise First Church of God and reside in Wise, VA.