Thomas T. Gilpin, Chair, has been a Director since 1986. Mr. Gilpin is the Chairman of the Board of both the Company and the Bank. He is the President of Lenoir City Company, a real estate investment company in Winchester, Virginia and President of Clarco Corporation, which operates as Northside Lanes, a bowling center in Winchester, Virginia. He is also a Board member for Valley Health System. Mr. Gilpin’s broad experience provides the Company leadership and consensus-building skills to guide the Board through critical discussions regarding its current challenges and future strategic initiatives.
Robert W. Smalley Jr.,Vice Chair, has been a Director since 1989. Mr. Smalley is the managing member of Smalley Properties, LLC, a company focused on real estate management in Berryville, Virginia. He is also the Vice Chairman of Loudoun Mutual Insurance Company, a property and casualty insurance provider in the State of Virginia. Mr. Smalley’s institutional knowledge and longstanding board service make him a distinctively qualified member of the board.
Thomas T. Byrd has been a Director since 1995. Mr. Byrd is the President and former publisher of both the Winchester Evening Star, Inc., a newspaper publishing company headquartered in Winchester, Virginia and Rockingham Publishing Company, a publishing company located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Additionally, Mr. Byrd is the Chairman of the Board and sole stockholder of Page-Shenandoah Newspaper Corporation, Inc., a publishing company in Winchester, Virginia as well as a director of Winchester Cold Storage in Winchester, Virginia and a member of the Rotary Club of Winchester. Through his experiences, Mr. Byrd has developed relevant financial, accounting and compliance knowledge.
Cary Claytor has been a Director since 2018. Ms. Claytor is President of H. N. Funkhouser & Co., a petroleum products distributor serving residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural markets. A CPA, she is also a member and incoming president-elect of the Winchester Rotary Club. Ms. Claytor’s experience as an accountant and as an executive of a successful corporation provides the Company managerial accounting support and leadership skills in strategic thinking.
Mary Bruce Glaize has been a Director since 1998. Mrs. Glaize is a retired educator and local volunteer. She currently serves on the finance committee of the Board of Shenandoah University and is a member of the Garden Club of Virginia Partnership for Parks. Additionally, Mrs. Glaize is a founder and trustee emerita of the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum. Her involvement in the communities in which the Company operates allows her to identify the needs of the Bank’s customers and potential customers.
Scott M. Hamberger has been a Director since 2016. Mr. Hamberger is the President and CEO of Integrus Holdings, Inc. where he has been employed since founding the company in 1993. Integrus’ flagship business, Fortessa Tableware Solutions, is a recognized global leader in commercial foodservice and upscale consumer tableware. As an entrepreneur and executive, Mr. Hamberger brings analytical ability and leadership skills to his role as Director. Additionally, by living and operating a business in the Company’s area of operations, Mr. Hamberger is able to help identify the needs of the Company’s customers and potential customers.
Brandon C. Lorey became President and CEO of Bank of Clarke County on July 8, 2019. He was previously Executive Vice President / Head of Consumer Banking for United Bank, a $7.3 billion asset bank headquartered in Connecticut from 2015 to 2019. Mr. Lorey has broad executive management experience with a high concentration of specific managerial involvement in the lending area.
John R. Milleson has been a Director since 1999. Mr. Milleson recently retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of both the Company and the Bank after 20 years in that executive position. From 1997 to 1999, he was Executive Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Company and Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Bank. He brings operational risk management and financial accounting knowledge.
Douglas C. Rinker has been a Director since 2006. Mr. Rinker is the Chairman of the Board and President of Winchester Equipment Company, an equipment sales, rental and service company headquartered in Winchester, Virginia. Additionally, Mr. Rinker currently serves on the Frederick County Economic Development Authority. As the chief executive officer of a successful company, Mr. Rinker provides the Board with valuable insight and guidance on the issues of corporate strategy, business community growth and risk management. Additionally, Mr. Rinker has demonstrated his commitment to the community by assisting several community and civic organizations.
Robert E. Sevila has been a Director since December 2012. Mr. Sevila is a principal with Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston and White, P.C. in Leesburg, VA. Mr. Sevila joined the firm in 1974 and his practice emphasizes land use and administrative and municipal law, civil litigation, real estate and commercial law. Mr. Sevila is a member and past Chairman of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and Loudoun County CEO Cabinet, past President of the Bluemont Concert Series and a former member of the MBA faculty at Shenandoah University where he taught Business Law. Mr. Sevila is also a former mayor of the Town of Leesburg. Having served in local government elected positions, his knowledge of the Loudoun County market is valuable for the Company’s future growth opportunities.
John D. Stokely Jr has been a Director since 2006. Mr. Stokely is the President and owner of Cavalier Land Development Corp., a real estate development company in Oakton, Virginia and is a former President of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the Home Builders Association of Virginia. Mr. Stokely is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Shenandoah University as well as a Trustee of the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science. His broad experience and perspective as an entrepreneur brings to the Board a substantial resource with respect to finance, strategic planning and corporate governance.
Randall G. Vinson has been a Director since 1985. Mr. Vinson is a retired Pharmacist and previous Owner of Berryville Pharmacy in Berryville, Virginia. Mr. Vinson brings an entrepreneurial perspective as well as an understanding of the importance of oversight and risk management.
James R. Wilkins Jr. has been a Director since 1998. Mr. Wilkins is the Vice President of Silver Lake Properties, Inc. and JRW Properties and Rentals, Inc. and a member of Silver Lake, LLC, Wilkins Investments, L.P. and Wilkins Enterprises, L.P. These entities are real estate development and management companies in Winchester, Virginia. He is a member of Shenandoah University’s Board and Trustees and a member of the board of Winchester Equipment Company. He is a former Board member for Winchester Medical Center Board of Trustees. Until May 2005, Mr. Wilkins was President of Wilkins ShoeCenter, Inc., a footwear retailer in Winchester, Virginia. As a former board member of a public financial institution, Mr. Wilkins brings significant expertise in the areas of management, strategic planning and business development.