Area banking leaders attend the Dulles Regional Chamber’s annual industry luncheon. From left: Howard Pisons, president and CEO of the Community Bankers Bank, Jeff Dick, chairman, president and CEO of MainStreet Bank, Gary Shook, president and CEO of Middleburg Bank, Mary Gayle Holden, chairman of the Dulles Regional Chamber Board of Directors, Shaza Andersen, president and CEO of WashingtonFirst Bank, Dave Summers, chairman and CEO of Virginia Heritage Bank, Mike Fitzgerald, chairman, president and CEO of the Bank of Georgetown, and Mike Clarke, president and CEO of Access National Bank.
Photo by Nic Lanzetta
The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce held its annual Banking Luncheon on Sept. 5 at the Hyatt Dulles hotel in Herndon, where nearly 200 area bankers and financial leaders gathered for this premier industry event.
This year’s sell-out crowd enjoyed a keynote address by Barbara Rehm, special adviser for Promontory Financial Group, a leading strategy, risk management and regulatory compliance consulting firm that offers clients astute insights into major financial regulatory issues.
Prior to joining Promontory, Rehm spent 26 years at American Banker and was a front-line observer of the savings and loan crisis and Washington’s response to it. She rose to become Washington bureau chief and served as its editor-in-chief during the unfolding of the global financial crisis. Later, as the paper’s editor-at-large, she was a columnist on financial regulatory matters and frequently appears on major television networks.
Rehm provided expert commentary on how banks make decisions regarding their business customers. She defined the new normal that dictates those decisions and addressed the hot topic of consumer financial protection.
During the luncheon, the chamber also presented a lifetime achievement award to Dave Summers, chairman and CEO of Virginia Heritage Bank.
In addition to his leadership with Virginia Heritage Bank, Summers has been a very active and strong supporter of the Virginia Bankers Association (VBA) for many years. Summers has also chaired Bankers Insurance, LLC, a large bank-owned insurance agency started by the Virginia Bankers Association in 1999. He has supported the Association’s Education Foundation, which focuses on financial literacy programs across Virginia.
The award was presented by Mary Gayle Holden, chairman of the Dulles Regional Chamber Board of Directors, and Shaza Andersen, president and CEO of WashingtonFirst Bank, the event’s title sponsor.
More information on the Dulles Regional Chamber is available at www.dulleschamber.org.