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 an attorney in the Charlottesville, Virginia, primarily practicing in business and real estate law. He is currently Of Counsel with Woods Roger, PLC. Prior to joining Woods Rogers in August 2019, Mr. Blaine was a partner with LeClairRyan since 1999 and was a partner of McGuireWoods LLP prior to that. As a practicing attorney, Mr. Blaine provides 36 years of experience as a corporate and transactional attorney. He also provides valuable insight into the local real estate economy and brings his legal perspective to bear in matters related to the Company.
Hunter E. Craig
Hunter E. Craig is President of Hunter E. Craig Co., a residential, commercial and industrial property company. Since 1991, Mr. Craig has been a principal real estate broker with Georgetown Real Estate. Mr. Craig is involved in various business activities and civic organizations in the Charlottesville area. 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 the Company and Virginia National Bank. Mr. Dittmar is the managing member of Enterprise Properties, LLC in Charlottesville, Virginia, which is the parent company for various real estate and commercial property subsidiaries, as well as other investments. In addition to his extensive business background as a corporate executive, real estate executive and project manager, Mr. Dittmar is also well-versed in economic issues.
James T. Holland
James T. Holland is a consultant, author and civic volunteer. He was the president, chief executive officer and a director of O’Sullivan Corporation, a manufacturing company based in Winchester, Virginia, before retiring in 1999. Prior to that, Mr. Holland was a financial consultant and project manager for a consulting firm and served in junior management positions in a bank. 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. From 2011 to 2017, Ms. Houston 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 has extensive experience in wealth and investment management, compliance and compensation practices.
Susan King Payne
Susan King Payne is President and owner of Blue Ridge Group, a communications consulting firm in Charlottesville, Virginia. Prior to 2017, Ms. Payne was the President of Payne, Ross & Associates Advertising, Inc., a marketing, public relations and advertising firm located in Charlottesville. She currently serves as the chair of the board of directors of Virginia Tourism Corporation. Ms. Payne has an extensive understanding of the markets and communities served by the Company and provides marketing and public relations knowledge, better enabling the Company to communicate with existing customers, reach new customers and expand the Company’s brand.
Glenn W. Rust
Glenn W. Rust is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Virginia National Bank, as well as a managing partner of both Masonry Capital Management, LLC and Masonry Capital GP, LLC. Prior to joining the Bank in 2006, he held various executive management positions at Sterling Bank in Houston, Texas, including executive vice president, chief operations officer, chief information officer, and president of the Bankruptcy Trustee Division. Mr. Rust serves on the board of, and provides advice and strategic counsel to, several charitable organizations in the Charlottesville, Houston and Washington, D.C. areas. Mr. Rust brings wide-ranging executive bank management experience to the Company, as well as 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, in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and in Baltimore and Germantown, Maryland. He also serves as a board member of PT@ACAC, a joint venture between Legacy Management, Inc. and Martha Jefferson Sentara. Prior to joining ACAC in 2006, he was the Chief Executive Officer and an owner of Mailing Services of Virginia in Charlottesville and held executive positions with the former Centel Corporation. 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 an attorney in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he serves as corporate, intellectual property and litigation counsel to entrepreneurs, businesses and public institutions. Mr. Wright has provided legal services to several Texas banks and served, for 15 years, as the legal member on a team that took over, restructured, operated and worked out business, real estate, and oil and gas ventures for the former Bankers Trust Company, New York. He is active in civic and community affairs. A frequent speaker on intellectual property, business and litigation law matters, Mr. Wright’s legal experience provides him with valuable insight on business and risk management issues.