Board of Directors of Virginia National Bank
H. K. Benham, III
H. K. Benham, III, before retiring, practiced law for 48 years with the firm of Harrison and Johnston in Winchester, Virginia, specializing in corporate, tax, trust and real estate law. Mr. Benham has been a managing partner in Page-Brooke Land Trust, a residential and commercial development and investment company; since 1973 and a major owner and director of Plasticard-Locktech International, a gift card and hotel key card company, since 2006. He is past chairman of a number of local community organizations. He received a B.A. degree in 1961 and a J.D. degree in 1964 from the University of Virginia. Mr. Benham has extensive experience with bank trust departments, both personally, as trustee, and as legal counsel for clients. In addition to his legal expertise, Mr. Benham’s knowledge of the Winchester marketplace is critical to the Bank’s success in this region of Virginia.
Steven W. Blaine
Steven W. Blaine is a partner in the Charlottesville, Virginia office of the law firm of LeClairRyan, A Professional Corporation, primarily practicing in business and real estate law. Prior to joining LeClairRyan in 1999 and for more than five years, Mr. Blaine was a partner in the Charlottesville office of McGuireWoods LLP. He has served on the board of directors of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Chamber of Commerce; as a governor of the Real Property Section of the Virginia State Bar; and was, until July 2007, a commissioner on the Charlottesville Housing and Redevelopment Authority. He is currently serving on the board of the Jefferson School Preservation Corporation. Mr. Blaine received a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Virginia in 1979 and a J.D. degree from the College of William & Mary in 1983. As a practicing attorney, Mr. Blaine provides 28 years of experience as a corporate and transactional attorney. In addition, he provides valuable insight into the local real estate economy, and brings his legal perspective to bear in matters coming before the Bank’s Audit and Compliance Committee.
Hunter E. Craig
Hunter E. Craig is president of Hunter E. Craig Company, a residential, commercial and industrial property investment company. Since 1991, Mr. Craig has been a principal real estate broker with Georgetown Real Estate. Mr. Craig is a current member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia. He has served on the board of directors of the Hovey S. Dabney Foundation for Elders. He was a member of the board of directors of Virginia Blood Services from 2002 until 2005. Mr. Craig served as a member of the board of directors of RF&P Corporation, a real estate company, from 1994 to 1996. In addition, Mr. Craig served on the board of directors of the University of Virginia Foundation from 1995 to 2003. He was a member of the Commonwealth of Virginia State Water Control Board from 1995 to 2003, and served as its chairman from 2001 to 2003. He formerly served as vice chairman of the Virginia Retirement System Investment Advisory Committee. Mr. Craig is involved in various additional business activities and civic organizations in the Charlottesville area. Mr. Craig received a B.A. degree in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College in 1984. As a lifelong resident of Charlottesville and a co-founder of the Bank, Mr. Craig provides a deep knowledge of local business conditions and has extensive community contacts.
William D. Dittmar, Jr., Chairman of the Board
William D. Dittmar, Jr. serves as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Virginia National Bank and of its wholly-owned subsidiary, VNBTrust, N.A. Mr. Dittmar is the president and chief executive officer of Enterprise Holdings, Inc., the parent company for various real estate and commercial property subsidiaries. Additionally, he is the sole member of Enterprise Properties, LLC; OMD, LLC; 401 East Market Street, LLC; Pantops Park, LLC; and BHE, LLC; all of which own and develop commercial properties in central Virginia. He graduated from Catholic University in 1974; pursued a graduate degree at the University of Virginia (1975-1978); and qualified for the Virginia Bar in 1986. Mr. Dittmar is the Bank’s “audit committee financial expert;” has an extensive business background as a corporate executive, real estate executive and project manager; and is well-versed in economic issues.
James T. Holland
James T. Holland, a consultant, author and civic volunteer, was the president, chief executive officer and a director of O’Sullivan Corporation, a manufacturing company based in Winchester, Virginia, prior to his retirement in 1999. He has served as a director of VNBTrust since the organizational board was formed in 2006. He also serves as chairman of the Bank’s Winchester Advisory Board and as chairman of Valley Health Systems. Mr. Holland is a director of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and a co-operating trustee of the Glass-Glen Burnie Foundation. He is also a former chairman and director of the Virginia Business Council and the Virginia Foundation for Economic Education, and is a former trustee of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. He previously served on other bank regional and advisory boards. Mr. Holland is the author of “Moneybags”, a mystery-thriller. He received a B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1962, earned an M.B.A. from American University in 1969, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 1996 by Marymount University. Mr. Holland has executive management and board experience, including prior service on bank boards, and is a civic leader in the Winchester community.
Linda Houston, retired, was employed with Merrill Lynch/Bank of America Corporation from 1987 to May 2017. Since 2011, Ms. Houston had served as Managing Director/Division Executive. Her prior roles with Merrill Lynch included Head of Global Wealth and Investment Management Diversity and Inclusion Council, Regional Managing Director, National Marketing and Sales Manager, and Managing Director/Market Executive. Ms. Houston holds a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Illinois University.
Susan King Payne
Susan King Payne is president of Payne, Ross & Associates Advertising, Inc., a marketing, public relations and advertising firm located in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has been an owner of this firm for more than five years. Ms. Payne currently serves on the boards of Virginia Tourism Corporation, the Charlottesville/Albemarle Community Foundation and the Charlottesville Free Clinic. Ms. Payne received a B.A. degree from Endicott College in 1968. With an extensive understanding of the markets and communities served by the Bank, Ms. Payne provides marketing and public relations knowledge to the Bank’s Board, better enabling the Bank to communicate with existing customers, reach new customers and expand the Bank’s brand.
Glenn W. Rust
Glenn W. Rust is Chief Executive Officer and President of Virginia National Bank. He joined the Bank in November 2006. From 1996 to 2006, he served as an executive vice president of Sterling Bank, a financial institution based in Houston, Texas, and was a member of its board of directors. Mr. Rust was chief operations officer at Sterling Bank from 2002 to 2006, with responsibility for revenue departments such as retail banking and treasury management. From 1996 to 2002, he served as chief information officer for Sterling Bank. He also served as president of the Bankruptcy Trustee Division of Sterling Bank. Mr. Rust serves on the board of directors and various committees for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia, Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Hospice of the Piedmont, the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA, and ParadeRest. He also provides advice and strategic counsel to other local charitable and business organizations, including Building Goodness Foundation and Bank On Charlottesville. Mr. Rust brings wide-ranging executive bank management experience to the Bank and expertise in successfully managing growth opportunities.
Gregory L. Wells
Gregory L. Wells is chief executive officer of ACAC Fitness and Wellness Centers, which has centers in Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia and in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining ACAC in 2006, he was the chief executive officer and an owner of Mailing Services of Virginia in Charlottesville from 1994 to 2005. Mr. Wells held management positions with the former Centel Corporation in Charlottesville from 1980 to 1994, including acting regional president for Virginia/North Carolina telephone operations. Mr. Wells has served on the board of directors for the University of Virginia Hospital Advisory Board, the Charlottesville Virginia Student Aid Foundation and the Charlottesville Children’s Discovery Museum. He currently serves on the Farmington Country Club board and previously served on its finance committee. Mr. Wells received a B.S. in Business Administration in 1978 and an M.B.A. in 1979 from the University of Nebraska. Mr. Wells has experience in leading companies of various sizes, including responsibilities for finance, strategic planning, operations, business development, marketing and human resources.
Bryan D. Wright
Bryan D. Wright is a partner in the Charlottesville, Virginia office of the law firm of Williams Mullen, where he serves as corporate, intellectual property and litigation counsel to entrepreneurs, businesses and public institutions. Active in civic and community affairs, Mr. Wright has been appointed by the City Council to the Charlottesville Economic Development Authority, serving as chairman in 2010. He is a past president of the Charlottesville Rotary Club and currently serves on the board of directors for The Entrepreneurial Village, a community centered non-profit organization. Mr. Wright is a director and chairman of Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Education Foundation for 2013 and is a director of Piedmont Council for the Arts, both serving the people of central Virginia. Mr. Wright received a B.A. degree from Trinity University in 1974 and a J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1976. A frequent speaker on business and litigation law matters, Mr. Wright’s legal experience provides him with valuable insight on business and risk management issues.