Jim Swartz Joins Powell Valley National Bank

Jim Swartz Joins Powell Valley National Bank

Jonesville, VA, Powell Valley National Bank (PVB, 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 PVB”, said Leton L. Harding, Jr., CEO of PVB.  “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.