WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bank of Georgetown, a leading community bank providing commercial banking solutions to Greater Washington businesses, has hired Bobby Wright as Senior Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. Wright will be responsible for building and overseeing lending relationships, primarily with commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses in Northern Virginia. With nearly 30 years of banking experience, he most recently served as Chief Corporate Services Officer at Virginia Heritage Bank. In this capacity, he increased deposits while overseeing coordinated sales efforts among cash management, commercial lending and branch personnel.
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"Bobby will be a great asset to Bank of Georgetown, and we are thrilled that he is joining us," said Bank of Georgetown Chief Lending Officer Tim Veith. "Bobby and I were colleagues at a previous bank, and I was always impressed by his ability to provide client-focused solutions and enhance the value of banking relationships due to his extensive knowledge and vision."
Wright spent the first 25 years of his career at BB&T and First Virginia Bank, where he held a variety of relationship management positions. During this time, he managed portfolios in the consumer and commercial lending areas and was responsible for business development efforts.
"Bobby will be a valuable addition to the team as we continue our Northern Virginia expansion," said Colleen Raiford, Bank of Georgetown's Virginia Commercial Market Leader. "His expertise in commercial lending and business development will have an immediate impact on the Bank and our clients."
"Bank of Georgetown has an excellent loan portfolio and a reputation for helping its clients achieve long-term success," Wright commented. "I look forward to working with such a dedicated group and supporting the development goals of local businesses and organizations."
Wright received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the College of William and Mary and graduated from the Virginia Bankers Association School of Bank Management. He is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Arlington and volunteers with numerous organizations. He is a board member of PRS, Inc., a nonprofit that provides skills training and support for individuals with mental illness, substance use disorders and intellectual disabilities. Wright serves on the Finance Committee at Community Residences, Inc., which provides support services to facilitate independent living for individuals with disabilities. Previously, he served on the boards of Bowen McCauley Dance Company, Crisislink, Arlington Chamber of Commerce, American Heart Association-Arlington/Alexandria Chapter and as past president of the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization.
About Bank of Georgetown Bank of Georgetown is a community bank that specializes in helping clients achieve long-term success. It combines personalized loan, deposit and cash management solutions with a commitment to accessibility, flexibility and superior service, resulting in an unmatched banking experience. Founded in 2005 by Chairman, President and CEO Mike Fitzgerald and the late Curtin Winsor III, the Bank has over $1 billion in assets and 11 branches throughout the Washington metro area.
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