O.R. (Ed) Barham, Jr., Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Ed is Chairman of the Board, President & CEO of Bank of Virginia. He has 35 years of extensive leadership experience in the banking industry. Most recently, Ed served as CEO of StellarOne, a $3.1 billion community bank, from 2008 until 2013. Prior to StellarOne, Ed held successive CEO roles including CEO of Virginia Financial Group from 2002 to 2008, CEO of Virginia Commonwealth Financial Corporation from 1998 to 2002, and CEO of Second Bank & Trust from 1996 to 1998. He began his career at Bank of America where he held credit and lending positions in Asheville, Raleigh, and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Beyond Ed’s banking leadership roles, he has served as a leader in the industry and community. This includes the Virginia Banker’s Association where he held numerous committee seats over 20 years and was scheduled as the in-coming Chairman in June 2013. Other board and leadership positions include Bankers’ Insurance, Virginia Title Agency, Culpeper Regional Hospital (past Chair of Finance Committee and Treasurer), Culpeper Chamber of Commerce (past member and President), and Culpeper Presbyterian Church (member, past session member and member of the Building Fund Committee).
Ed has been married to Susan Stilwell Barham for 33 years. They have two daughters: Caroline and Lily.
Don H. Andree, Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer
Don is Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. He has over 35 years of commercial banking experience with PNC Financial, Wachovia and SunTrust Bank. The majority of his career has been focused on commercial real estate finance and he has held managerial positions in loan production, credit policy management and special assets.
Prior to joining Bank of Virginia, Don managed SunTrust Bank’s MidAtlantic Region’s Commercial Real Estate Special Asset and Residential Builder Group. He holds a BA in Economics from Westminster College, attended Temple University’s graduate school and is the proud father of three children.
Roy I. Barzel, Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer
Roy has been in the banking industry for 29 years. Most of these years were spent with SunTrust and its predecessors, Crestar Bank and United Virginia Bank.
Roy began his career as a credit analyst and held a number of positions over the years, including as a credit trainer, commercial lender, senior loan review specialist, special assets officer and, for the 14 years prior to his retirement from SunTrust in 2011, as a senior regional credit officer/SVP in the Commercial Real Estate division covering a portfolio of approximately $700 million in loan balances. He was also part of a team that conducted due diligence on the loan portfolios of almost 2 dozen financial institutions acquired by Crestar Bank in the early to late 1990s. Roy is a graduate of the University in Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a Masters in Business Administration.
Steve Lewis, Chief Information Officer
Steve began his IT career at Cherry, Bekaert & Holland in 1996, and has since worked for Virginia companies such as Capital One, Philip Morris, The Martin Agency, and Southern States. During his career, he has focused on IT support and operations, network management and projects. Prior to joining Bank of Virginia, Steve managed the IT Department for First Capital Bank.
Steve has experience leading successful large projects such as company-wide Microsoft operating system upgrades, phone system conversions, and infrastructure migrations and upgrades. His personal interests include fishing and University of Kentucky basketball.
Robert M. Sims, Senior Vice President, Retail Banking
Robert Sims is Senior Vice President of Retail Banking. He brings 25 years of banking experience and is responsible for Bank of Virginia’s retail branch system, client service excellence and introduction of new products and technologies.
Robert began his career at First Tennessee and has held leadership positions in Retail Banking, Marketing, Product Management, Treasury Management, Finance and Consulting. He has helped banks ranging in size from $5 billion to $25 billion improve their branch performance, expand in-state and across state lines. Robert and his wife Margie live in Moseley, Virginia and have ten children.
Mark A. Severson, CPA, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Mark Severson’s banking career extends over 37 years, including positions with KPMG focusing on financial institution clients, investment banking managing M&A services and consulting with banks and thrifts across the country in the bank strategies division.
Mark was Chief Financial Officer of six financial institutions, three being in excess of $1 billion in size, one of which was in excess of $2 billion. As the Chief Financial Officer, Mark was intricately involved in significant merger and acquisition activity covering 19 branch acquisitions, six whole bank acquisitions and one large insurance agency.
Mark is a Certified Public Accountant and a 2007 graduate of the ABA Stonier National Graduate School of Banking.
Mark G. Spencer, Senior Vice President, Residential Lending
Mark brings over thirty-five years mortgage finance experience to the management team at the Bank of Virginia and is responsible for directing and managing the Residential Mortgage Lending department.
He focused a majority of his career on residential lending, holding various loan production and operations management positions. Prior to joining the Bank of Virginia, Mark worked for the Federal National Mortgage Association in both Sales and Product Development, Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc. as Vice President of Institutional Sales and for ComFed Savings where he worked in the secondary market department hedging interest rate risk for the bank.
Mark is a graduate from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan where he received a degree in Management. His personal interests include public education and youth soccer.