Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Executive Management

G. Robert Aston Jr.
Executive Chairman
Executive Chairman of the Board at TowneBank since March 2018. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TowneBank from April 1999 to March 2018. President and Chief Executive Officer of BB&T-Virginia, from January 1995 until June 1998.
Jacqueline B. Amato
Chairman Emeritus, TowneBank Mortgage
Ms. Amato served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TowneBank Mortgage from October 2012 to December 2016. Previously, she was President of TowneBank Mortgage from October 2000 to October 2012. Ms. Amato has over 30 years of experience running a successful mortgage company.
Anne C. H. Conner
President of Public Finance and Community Investment Officer
President of Public Finance and Community Investment Officer since May 2013; President, TowneBank of Williamsburg from February 2005 to May 2013; Chief Executive Officer of Christopher Newport University Foundations from September 2004 to February 2005; Senior Vice President of Bank of America from July 1986 to August 2004.
J. Morgan Davis
President and Chief Executive Officer, TowneBank
J. Morgan Davis is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of TowneBank. Mr. Davis is a 37-year banking veteran and has previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Towne Financial Services and as President of TowneBank of Virginia Beach.
W. Jeffrey Dyckman
President, Towne Business Strategy Group
W. Jeffrey Dyckman is the President of Towne Business Strategy Group where he is responsible for partnering with Towne lenders and calling officers to share the Towne story with area businesses and professionals. Dyckman is also involved in the creation of new retail and business strategies to solidify TowneBank's presence in Hampton Roads. Prior to joining TowneBank, Dyckman served as Regional President for the Eastern Region of Wachovia Bank. He is a lifelong Virginia Beach resident and attended Old Dominion University. In addition he is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma's Graduate School of Commercial Lending. Dyckman currently serves on the board of the Tidewater Community College Education Foundation, and throughout his career, has served in numerous leadership and volunteer capacities, including the Hampton Roads Partnership, Greater Norfolk Corporation, Diabetes Institute Foundation, Virginia Beach Vision and the Tidewater Scholarship Foundation.
P. Ward Robinett Jr.
President (Emeritus), TowneBank Portsmouth/Suffolk
President, TowneBank of Portsmouth since April 1999; City Executive Officer, BB&T-Virginia from January 1995 to February 1999.
William I. Foster III
Regional Executive and President, TowneBank Virginia Beach
Mr. Foster has served as President of TowneBank Virginia Beach since July 2011. He served as President of TowneBank Norfolk from February 2005 to June 2011. Previously, Mr. Foster was employed as the Chief Financial Officer of IntraNexus, Inc. (information systems provider), Virginia Beach, Virginia, from January 2002 to August 2003. He served as the Hampton Roads Regional President of Central Fidelity Bank from 1993 to 1998.
Dawn S. Glynn
Regional Executive Officer and President, TowneBank of Chesapeake/Portsmouth/Suffolk
President, TowneBank of Chesapeake/Portsmouth/Suffolk region since January 2014; President, TowneBank of Chesapeake & Chairman, Private Banking July 2010-December 2013; Executive Vice President, Director of Private Banking January 2005 - June 2010, Founding officer – Senior Vice President / Private Banking Officer since TowneBank's inception in September 1998. BB&T, Vice President 1995-1998
Herbert R. Hamlet
President, Asset Protection Group
President, Asset Protection Group since July 2010; President, TowneBank of Chesapeake January 2010 - June 2010; Executive Vice President and Senior Loan Officer for TowneBank, Chesapeake from March 1999 to December 2009. Senior Vice President and Corporate Banker for BB&T from May 1994 to March 1999. 23 years with Dominion Bank and First Union National Bank in various management positions.
Thomas L. Hasty III
Senior Executive Vice President of Risk Management
Thomas Hasty has been with TowneBank since 1999 and was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President of Risk Management in January 2013. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Regional Corporate Banker with BB&T of Virginia from 1998 to 1999, Senior Credit Officer at BB&T of Virginia from 1995 to 1998, Senior Vice President and Senior Credit Officer at Commerce Bank from 1987 to 1995, Supervisory Examiner and has held other Examination roles with the FDIC from 1976 to 1987.
William B. Littreal
SEVP, Chief Financial Officer
William B. Littreal is the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy & Investor Relations Officer at TowneBank and has been a member of the executive team since 2011. Prior to joining TowneBank as Director of Finance in 2008, Mr. Littreal served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FNB Corporation, the parent company of First National Bank in Christiansburg, Virginia. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of TransCommunity Financial Corp. since February 2006 to January 2007; Senior Vice President and Controller of TransCommunity from May 2005 to February 2006; Information Systems Manager-Finance Department for the City of Richmond, Virginia from October 2004 to April 2005; President, Capital Resource Group, Inc. from June 2004 to October 2004; Senior Vice President-Operations and Technology, Citizens and Farmers Bank, West Point, Virginia from April 2000 to June 2004. Mr. Littreal is a graduate of Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and has received a Masters of Science in Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
John P. Matson
President, TowneBank of Norfolk
President of TowneBank of Norfolk, Senior Executive Vice President of TowneBank Corporate Banking January 2008-July 2011, Commercial Banking Director, Wachovia Bank, 2001-2007; Area President, First Union National Bank 1997-2001; Regional Executive, Signet Bank 1994-1997.
William T. Morrison
Chairman and CEO, TowneBank Mortgage
Mr. Morrison has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the TowneBank Mortgage and Realty Group since June 2016, when Monarch was merged into TowneBank. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Monarch Mortgage from 2011 until June 2016 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Monarch Mortgage from 2007 until 2011. Mr. Morrison has approximately 30 years of banking experience and has previously served as chief operating officer and chief credit officer at local community banks.
Una Starr Oliver
SEVP and Chief Marketing and Human Resources Officer
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Human Resources Officer since May 2011; Executive Vice President of Marketing and Retail Banking from 1999 to May 2011.
Philip M. Rudisill
SEVP and Chief Credit Officer
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for TowneBank, Senior Executive Vice President for TowneBank Loan Administration from March 2006 to July 2011. 21 years of banking experience. Most recently, served as Senior Lender and Portsmouth City Executive for BB&T from 1999-2006.
Thomas V. Rueger
Senior Executive Vice President
Thomas Rueger joined TowneBank in 2013 and works to develop future strategies for the growth of the Towne family of companies. Rueger has 44 years of community banking experience and most recently served as President and CEO of SunTrust, Hampton Roads.
Brad E. Schwartz
SEVP and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Schwartz has served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TowneBank since June 2016, when Monarch was merged into TowneBank. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Monarch Bank from 2009 until June 2016 and as Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer of Monarch Bank from 2004 until 2009. Mr. Schwartz has approximately 30 years of banking experience and has served as a safety and soundness examiner for the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Financial Institutions, the primary regulator of Virginia-chartered financial institutions. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the Virginia Bankers Association, and the Board of Visitors for Longwood University.
Brian K. Skinner
Regional Executive Officer and President, TowneBank of Peninsula and Williamsburg
President, TowneBank Peninsula and Williamsburg; Business Banking Director at Wachovia Bank 2005 to 2008, Business Banking Team Leader, Senior Vice President from 2005 - 1998.
H. Taylor Sugg Jr.
President, TowneBank of Currituck – Outer Banks
President, TowneBank of Currituck, Outer Banks since January 2011; Senior Vice President and Dare County Market President, Wachovia from 2000-2010; Vice President and Commercial banker, Wachovia from 1996-2000.
Keith D. Horton
SEVP and Chief Administrative Officer
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer since January 2005; Executive Vice President of Operations from 1999 to January 2005.

Hampton Roads Board of Directors

Jacqueline B. Amato
Chairman Emeritus, TowneBank Mortgage
Ms. Amato served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TowneBank Mortgage from October 2012 to December 2016. Previously, she was President of TowneBank Mortgage from October 2000 to October 2012. Ms. Amato has over 30 years of experience running a successful mortgage company.
G. Robert Aston Jr.
Executive Chairman
Executive Chairman of the Board at TowneBank since March 2018. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TowneBank from April 1999 to March 2018. President and Chief Executive Officer of BB&T-Virginia, from January 1995 until June 1998.
Edward Lee Baynor
President, Lee Baynor, Inc.
President of LNJG Corporation (land developer); President of Lee Baynor, Inc. (real estate developer and home building company), Chesapeake, Virginia; President, Baynor Furniture, Inc., Chesapeake, Virginia
Jeffrey F. Benson
Vice Chairman, Builder and Developer, Overton Family Partnership L.P.
Mr. Benson has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of TowneBank since the merger of Monarch with TowneBank in June 2016. Mr. Benson has served as a Partner of Overton Family Partnership, L.P. (real estate development and management), in Suffolk, Virginia, since 1985. Mr. Benson served as a director of Monarch until the merger with TowneBank in June 2016.
Richard S. Bray
Lead Director, Retired Appellate Court Judge
Judge Bray currently serves as a director on the Company’s Dare County and Towne Financial Services Groups.
Thomas C. Broyles
Retired, Attorney, Kaufman and Canoles
Vice Chairman of the Board of TowneBank; Attorney, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. (ret)
Bradford L. Cherry
Chairman of the Board & Secretary, Cherry Carpet; President, Cherry Properties Associates, L.C.
Mr. Cherry has served as Chairman of the Board and Secretary of Cherry Carpet, Inc. since December 2010 and President of Cherry Properties Associates, L.C., Portsmouth, Virginia, since 1989. Mr. Cherry also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cherry Carpet, Inc. from 1989 to December 2010.
*William A. Copeland Jr.
Retired, President, TowneBank of Chesapeake
Director Emeritus; Vice Chairman, TowneBank of Chesapeake; President, TowneBank of Chesapeake from April 1999 to December 2009; City Executive Officer of BB&T-Virginia, BB&T Corporation's Virginia subsidiary bank, from January 1995 to October 1998.
J. Morgan Davis
President and Chief Executive Officer, TowneBank
J. Morgan Davis is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of TowneBank. Mr. Davis is a 37-year banking veteran and has previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Towne Financial Services and as President of TowneBank of Virginia Beach.
Douglas D. Ellis
President, Ellis-Gibson Development Group
Mr. Ellis has served as President of Ellis-Gibson Development Group (real estate development and property management), Virginia Beach, Virginia, since 1988. Mr. Ellis has over 40 years of experience in commercial real estate, including over 25 years as founder and President of the Ellis-Gibson Development Group. He has also served on the boards of several civic and business organizations, including the Virginia Beach Development Authority since 2001 and as a TowneBank regional director since 2005.
Robert C. Hatley
President, North Carolina Region, Paragon Bank, A Division of TowneBank
Mr. Hatley has served as President of TowneBank North Carolina since January 2018, when Paragon Bank was merged into TowneBank. He served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and director of Paragon for almost 20 years after it was organized in 1998, and has a total of over 40 years of banking experience.
John W. Failes
Retired, Certified Public Accountant
Vice Chairman of the Board of TowneBank; Chairman of the Board of Towne Insurance Agency, Inc.; Certified Public Accountant; Partner (Retired) of the accounting firm of Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, LLP, Virginia Beach, Virginia from September 2000 to December 2001; Chief Executive Officer (Retired) of the accounting firm of Failes & Associates, P. C., Virginia Beach, Virginia from October 1983 to August 2000.
Paul J. Farrell
President, Rosewell Corporation
Mr. Farrell has served as President of Rosewell Corporation (real estate development), Chesapeake, Virginia, since March 1981, and President of Rosewell Homes, Inc. (home building), Chesapeake, Virginia, since November 2004.
*Sandra W. Ferebee
Director Emeritus, Chairman Emeritus, Berkshire Hathaway, Towne Realty
Director Emeritus; Chairman Emeritus, Prudential Towne Realty
Andrew S. Fine
President, Runnymeade Corporation
President of Runnymede Corporation (real estate development), Virginia Beach, Virginia; Of counsel of the law firm of Fine, Fine, Legum & McCracken, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
William I. Foster III
Regional Executive and President, TowneBank Virginia Beach
Mr. Foster has served as President of TowneBank Virginia Beach since July 2011. He served as President of TowneBank Norfolk from February 2005 to June 2011. Previously, Mr. Foster was employed as the Chief Financial Officer of IntraNexus, Inc. (information systems provider), Virginia Beach, Virginia, from January 2002 to August 2003. He served as the Hampton Roads Regional President of Central Fidelity Bank from 1993 to 1998.
Gordon Lewellyn Gentry Jr.
Chairman, TowneBank Peninsula
Mr. Gentry has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of TowneBank Peninsula since April 2004. Mr. Gentry previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Harbor Bank from July 1995 until its merger with TowneBank in March 2004. Mr. Gentry began his banking career in 1960 and has served as president, regional executive, chief executive officer, and chairman of banking organizations since 1976.
Howard J. Jung
Retired, Ace Hardware Stores, Inc.
Mr. Jung joined TowneBank as a director in January 2018 when Paragon Bank was merged into TowneBank. He previously served as Chairman of the board of Directors of Paragon Commercial Bank since 1999, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Paragon Commercial Corporation since 2001, until their merger with TowneBank. He also served as director of the Ace Hardware Corporation from 1987 to 1996 and as Chairman of the Board at Ace Hardware Corporation from 1998 to 2003. Mr. Jung served as Vice President of Ace Hardware Stores, Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina from 1997 to 2016.
John R. Lawson II
President & Chief Executive Officer W.M. Jordan Company
Mr. Lawson serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, W.M. Jordan Company, Inc. (general construction contractor), Newport News, Virginia. He was a director of Harbor Bank from July 1996 to March 2004, when it was acquired by TowneBank.
Harry T. Lester
President (Emeritus), Eastern Virginia Medical School
Mr. Lester served as President of Eastern Virginia Medical School (“EVMS”), Norfolk, Virginia, from 2005 until April 2013. Previously, Mr. Lester was a member of the EVMS Board of Visitors for five years and served a portion of that time as Rector of the EVMS Board.
William Ashton Lewis
President, Lewis Gibbs Corporation
Mr. Lewis has served as President of Lewis Gibbs Corporation (automobile dealership holding company), Chesapeake, Virginia, and Treasurer of First Team Automotive Group, Chesapeake, Virginia, since 1999.
Stephanie J. Marioneaux
Ophthalmologist, Stephanie Marioneaux, M.D., P.C.
Dr. Marioneaux has served as an ophthalmologist in Chesapeake, Virginia, since 1989. Dr. Marioneaux has over 15 years of experience serving on a regional board of TowneBank. She has also served the local community as an ophthalmologist since 1989 and has been active in civic and professional organizations. Dr. Marioneaux has been recognized for her high ethical standards and volunteerism. She was one of five recipients of the Benjamin F. Boyd Humanitarian Medal for Services to the Americas in 2011, presented by the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, for her successful efforts to ship over $500,000 of ophthalmology equipment to Haiti after the earthquake in 2011. Dr. Marioneaux provides our Board with a valuable combination of community service experience and banking industry expertise.
Juan M. Montero II
General and Thoracic Surgeon (Retired)
Dr. Montero is retired from practice as a General and Thoracic Surgeon. Dr. Montero has over 25 years of experience serving on the boards of banking institutions, including TowneBank. He also served the local community as a general/thoracic surgeon for 15 years.
William T. Morrison
Chairman & CEO, TowneBank Mortgage
Mr. Morrison has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the TowneBank Mortgage and Realty Group since June 2016, when Monarch was merged into TowneBank. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Monarch Mortgage from 2011 until June 2016 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Monarch Mortgage from 2007 until 2011. Mr. Morrison has approximately 30 years of banking experience and has previously served as chief operating officer and chief credit officer at local community banks.
Honorable Thomas K. Norment Jr.
Attorney, Kaufman and Canoles
Mr. Norment has served as a professor at the College of William & Mary since 2008 and as a Commissioner of Accounts for the City of Williamsburg, Virginia, and James City County, Virginia, since 2009. In addition, he is “of counsel” at Kaufman & Canoles, P. C., where he was formerly a partner. A Virginia State Senator who serves on the Senate Finance Committee, Mr. Norment has represented the 3rd Senatorial District since 1992.
Robert M. Oman
President, Oman Funeral Homes
Mr. Oman has served as the President of Oman Funeral Homes, Inc., Chesapeake, Virginia, since 1985. He also serves as President of Hampton Roads Crematory, LLC, Simply Cremation, Inc., O & O Properties, LLC, and Oman Insurance Agency, LLC. Mr. Oman served as a director of Monarch until the merger with TowneBank in June 2016. Mr. Oman currently is President of the Virginia State Funeral Directors Association, where he also serves as Chairman of its Legislative Committee.
R. V. Owens III
President & CEO, R.V. Owens Enterprise
Mr. Owens is President and Chief Executive Officer of R.V. Owens Enterprises LLC (real estate development firm), Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. He also served as owner of R.V.’s Restaurant in Nags Head, North Carolina.
Elizabeth T. Patterson
Business Owner and Financial Advisor, Waypoint Advisors
Ms. Patterson has served as President of Waypoint Advisors, LLC, a family office specializing in wealth management, legacy and philanthropic services for families and foundations, since 2001. Ms. Patterson served as a director of Monarch until the merger with TowneBank in June 2016.
Elizabeth W. Robertson
Chief Financial Officer, Monument Restaurants
Ms. Robertson currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Monument Restaurants, LLC, Richmond, VA. She was a director of Franklin Federal until the merger with TowneBank in January 2015. Previously, she worked with KPMG LLP and Virginia Resources Authority. Ms. Robertson has extensive experience in audit and public accounting.
*P. Ward Robinett Jr.
President (Emeritus), TowneBank Portsmouth/Suffolk
President, TowneBank of Portsmouth since April 1999; City Executive Officer, BB&T-Virginia from January 1995 to February 1999.
Dwight C. Schaubach
Chief Operating Officer and Owner, Schaubach Companies of Virginia, Inc.
Mr. Schaubach has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Schaubach Companies of Virginia, Inc., Norfolk, Virginia, since 1975. Mr. Schaubach served as a director of Monarch until June 2016, when Monarch was merged into TowneBank.
Brad E. Schwartz
SEVP & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Schwartz has served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TowneBank since June 2016, when Monarch was merged into TowneBank. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Monarch Bank from 2009 until June 2016 and as Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer of Monarch Bank from 2004 until 2009. Mr. Schwartz has approximately 30 years of banking experience and has served as a safety and soundness examiner for the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Financial Institutions, the primary regulator of Virginia-chartered financial institutions. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the Virginia Bankers Association, and the Board of Visitors for Longwood University.
Richard B. Thurmond
Southeast Regional President, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Mr. Thurmond currently serves as the Southeast Regional President of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. He served as President of William E. Wood and Associates (realty company), Virginia Beach, Virginia, from 1990 until its merger with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services in December 2013.
Richard T. Wheeler, Jr.
Chairman, President and CEO (Emeritus), Franklin Financial Corporation and Franklin Federal Savings Bank
Mr. Wheeler was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Financial Corporation and Franklin Federal Savings Bank (together, “Franklin”) until the merger with TowneBank in January 2015. Mr. Wheeler joined Franklin in 1992. Previously, he was a partner with KPMG LLP. Mr. Wheeler’s extensive experience in the local banking industry, prior experience as the Virginia banking industry leader for KPMG LLP, and involvement in business and civic organizations in the Richmond, Virginia community provides valuable insight regarding our business and operations.
Alan S. Witt
CEO & Managing Partner, PBMares, LLP
Mr. Witt has served as Chief Executive Officer of PBMares, LLP (accounting and business consulting firm), Newport News, Virginia, since its formation in January 2013. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Witt Mares, PLC from 1989 to December 2012, before its merger with PBGH, LLP in January 2013. He also served as a director of Harbor Bank from July 1996 until its merger with TowneBank in March 2004.
F. Lewis Wood
President, Hampton Chevrolet-Mazda
Mr. Wood has served as President of Hampton Chevrolet-Mazda, Hampton, Virginia, since 1971. Mr. Wood has over 45 years of experience managing retail auto dealerships. He also served as a director of various banking institutions. Mr. Wood’s experience has led to a knowledge of the local business environment and the banking industry, making him a particularly valuable component of the Board.
*Emeritus