Powell Valley National Bank Promotes Mary Beth Baker

Jonesville, Virginia–Powell Valley National Bank (PVB, Bank) is pleased to announce the promotion of Mary Beth Baker to Chief Mortgage Officer.

“We are happy to announce this significant, well-deserved promotion,” said Leton L. Harding, Jr., President and CEO of PVB. “Mary Beth is a champion not only for our customers, but for the region. With over 28 years of community banker experience, Mary Beth has devoted her career to building a reputation based upon professionalism, work ethic, product knowledge, and service excellence. We can’t wait to see the growth and success of our mortgage operations under her leadership.”

As Chief Mortgage Officer, Mary Beth will direct the Bank’s Mortgage Division and continue to expand mortgage products which support secondary market lending and offer greater opportunity in support of the promotion of affordable housing.

Mary Beth currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Virginia Title Center. She is a member of the Blue Ridge Chapter of Mortgage Bankers and has served as a previous board member for the Virginia Mortgage Bankers Association. She is a member of the Tennessee Banker’s Association Board of Trustees for Lending Schools. She is an active member of the Tennessee Banker’s Senior Lending Forums; and served as a member of Governor’s Lee’s Advisory Panel for the Small Business Recovery Taskforce. Mary Beth is a former speaker for the NFIB, National Federation of Independent Business Owners, providing COVID relief guidance in relation to the Small Business Administrations Payroll Protection Program. She is also privileged to serve her local community as a member of the Lee County Tourism Board.

Mary Beth is a graduate of Tusculum College, where she received a bachelor’s in organizational management. She is also a graduate of the Virginia Banker’s School of Bank Management; and she will begin the Virginia Banker’s Executive Leadership Program in 2025.

A lifelong resident of Lee County, Mary Beth and her husband, Grant, have two children, Olivia and Walker. The Bakers are avid golfers and enjoy being active within their church and community.