Mary Ann L. Miller, vice president of Business Banking & Community Relations at Bank of Botetourt, is now serving as the Regional Director of the Central/Southside Region of Virginia for the Virginia Bankers Association (VBA) Emerging Bank Leaders (EBL). The Regional Directors of the EBL serve as the leaders of each of the six EBL regions in Virginia, in conjunction with the EBL chairman and vice chairman. Regional Directors, like Miller, preside over regional EBL events, help plan and market such events, and act as a sounding board for the VBA on other matters affecting the efforts and activities of the EBL.
“As a previous graduate of the Virginia Bankers Association School of Bank Management, Mary Ann has been actively engaged in the EBL since she came to the bank in 2016. We are proud to have her serving on the EBL Steering Committee and are pleased she will be representing our region of Virginia as a Regional Director. I know she will represent our industry well and we look forward to supporting her in those efforts,” said Bank of Botetourt President and CEO G. Lyn Hayth III.
By virtue of this position, Miller also serves on the VBA EBL Steering Committee, whose mission is to ensure a continuum of leadership for the future of Virginia banking. Both the committee appointment and the regional director position are one-year terms, with the possibility of being reappointed for subsequent terms. VBA’s 14 committees, including the Emerging Bank Leaders Steering committee, provide the association input on matters affecting the banking industry, as well as input on education and training needs. Additionally, committee meetings serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas and for networking that benefit each committee member, their respective banks and in turn the communities they represent.
Bank of Botetourt was chartered in 1899 and operates 12 retail offices in Botetourt, Rockbridge, Roanoke, and Franklin counties and the City of Salem. Bank of Botetourt also operates a mortgage division, Virginia Mountain Mortgage, and a financial services division, Botetourt Wealth Management.
The Virginia Bankers Association has served as the organized voice for the Commonwealth’s banking industry since 1893, providing solutions to aid in resolving differences, unifying efforts, and accomplishing objectives otherwise not achievable. The overall mission of the VBA is to enhance Virginia banking for the benefit of banks, their customers and their communities.
The Emerging Bank Leaders is a group that connects Virginia’s emerging bank leaders to engage them in the future of the banking industry. More than 500 bankers are members of the EBL, which is split into six regions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.