The Bank of Fincastle continues to build its team of experienced banking and lending executives with the announcement of the following new hires and promotions.

“It’s no secret that The Bank of Fincastle has been expanding our team of professionals for the past couple of years,” said Scott Steele, president and CEO. “These new hires and promotions demonstrate our commitment to promoting staff from within the bank as well as our continued commitment to the communities we serve.”

Brian Taylor has joined The Bank of Fincastle as Commercial Loan Officer. Taylor comes to the bank from Farm Credit of the Virginias where he held the position of Loan Officer. A graduate of Virginia Tech, he received his B.A. in Political Science with minors in real estate and music. Taylor has extensive experience in lending and underwriting and has grown and managed loan portfolios in excess of 40 million dollars.

April Singleton and Donna Blankenship have joined The Bank of Fincastle as Consumer Loan Processors, and Irma Francisco has joined the Deposit Operations Department. April Singleton has 17 years of combined banking experience at First Virginia Bank, StellarOne and Freedom First. She has held positions in the branch, in operations and in loan operations throughout her career. Singleton is a native of Botetourt County and graduated Magna Cum Laude in Business Administration from Virginia Western Community College. Donna Blankenship of Salem joins The Bank of Fincastle with 17 years of experience in lending plus eight years experience in loan operations, most recently with Freedom First Federal Credit Union.

Irma Francisco of Salem brings more than 28 years of experience in the financial industry to The Bank of Fincastle, most recently from the Bank of North Carolina and Valley Bank, both in Roanoke. She will hold the position of Deposit Operations Operator.

Cindy Bailey of Daleville has been promoted to Officer and Marketing Director of The Bank of Fincastle. Bailey joined the bank in April of 2016 with more than ten years of bank marketing and retail banking experience in both the Roanoke and Richmond markets. She is active in the community and serves on the board of the Botetourt Chamber of Commerce and Historic Fincastle Inc. A native of Roanoke, Bailey graduated with a B.S. in Marketing and a minor in Psychology from Virginia Tech.

Shantelle Crouch has been an employee of The Bank of Fincastle for nine years and has been promoted to Customer Service Representative in the Daleville Branch. Erica (Nikki) Metz will be the new Head Teller in Daleville and has been employed as a teller for about a year.