Jonesville, VA–Powell Valley National Bank (PVNB, Bank) is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Laster to Vice President and Director of Information Technology of the Bank.
Laster joined PVNB in 2002 and previously held the position of Assistant Vice President and Network Administrator. Over the years Jason has gained a great deal of experience in many different capacities of Information Technology while most recently specializing in the development and execution of PVNB’s Cybersecurity Program. He is a Certified Banking Cybersecurity Manager and a Certified Banking Security Technology Professional. In his new role, Laster will oversee PVNB’s team of information technology professionals and continue to manage the Bank’s cybersecurity program, network, and systems. Additionally, he will oversee the Bank’s business continuity and disaster recovery programs along with daily activities and administration of PVNB’s information services.
“With over 17 years of information technology experience at our Bank, Jason plays a vital role in protecting PVNB and its future, as we strive to stay on the forefront of operational efficiency and cybersecurity,” says Powell Valley National Bank President and CEO, Leton L. Harding, Jr. “In today’s society, ensuring data security and identity protection is one of the most important functions of any bank and we are confident that as we continue to expand our footprint throughout the region that with Jason’s leadership our Bank will remain at the forefront of technology, security, and safety.”
Laster is a native of Stickleyville, VA. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Computer Networking Technology from Mountain Empire Community College. He and his wife, Amanda, have one son, Easton. They are members of the Woodway Church of God and reside in Stickleyville, VA.