Bank of Botetourt announced the promotion of seven of its staff to vice president, including one at its Salem office, last week.
“As we continue to grow, it is important to promote those who have helped us get to where we are, and it is because of their dedication to the team, our community, and our customers that the Bank continues to experience such positive and organic growth,” commented Laurie C. Hart, senior vice president, chief strategic and retail officer.
The bank’s new vice presidents are:
- Amie A. Chernault – vice president, market manager, Cave Spring office
- Susan G. Larkin – vice president, treasury services, Cave Spring office
- Karen Newbill – vice president, market manager, Buchanan office
- Sheila R. Petty – vice president, branch manager, Daleville office
- Tina M. Simpson – vice president, branch manager, Lexington office
- Lisa Spangler – vice president, business relationship officer, Smith Mountain Lake office
- Marcus T. Wade – vice president, business relationship officer, Salem office
Marcus T. Wade has been promoted to vice president – business relationship officer at the Bank’s Salem office. He has been in banking for more than 18 years, all of which have been with Bank of Botetourt. Prior to banking, he worked in sales and in retail as a shift supervisor. Wade attended Bluefield College where he earned his bachelor’s degree in organizational management and development. He is a graduate of the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management and in his final year at the Graduate School of Banking (GSB) at Louisiana State University. The GSB three-year program provides courses covering all aspects of banking, economics and related subjects. He is active in his community, serving as a board member for Star City Rec Club and Virginia Warriors AAU. A Deacon and Chairman of Youth Ministry with High Street Baptist Church, Wade is also a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee with the Virginia Bankers Association and Bank of Botetourt and serves as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Salem. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. Wade resides in Roanoke and has two children, Kennady and Kaiden.
-The Salem Times-Register