Essex Bank, the banking subsidiary of Community Bankers Trust Corp., announced the appointment of Patricia M. Vogel as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer effective July 1. Vogel is currently the Bank’s Senior Vice President and Senior Credit Officer, a position which she held since 2011. She will succeed W. Thomas Townsend who will retire from the Bank on June 30.
Vogel joined the Bank as a Loan Review Officer in 2009. She has 25 years of experience in the banking industry, the last 14 of which have been in credit risk management. Prior to Essex Bank, Vogel held several executive management roles at First Charter Bank in Charlotte, North Carolina, which was acquired by Fifth Third Bank in 2008.
Rex L. Smith, III, President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Bankers Trust Corp. and Essex Bank, said they are excited about Vogel’s promotion. He stated, “Given Patti’s close collaboration with Tom during our turnaround, her promotion to the Chief Credit Officer position will ensure a smooth transition and a continuation of everything that we have done to return to a strong competitive position in our markets.”
About Community Bankers Trust Corporation and Essex Bank
Community Bankers Trust Corporation is the holding company for Essex Bank, a Virginia state bank with 21 full-service offices, 14 of which are in Virginia and seven of which are in Maryland. Essex Bank was established in 1926 and is headquartered in Tappahannock, Virginia. Essex Bank provides a wide range of financial services primarily to individuals and small businesses, including personal and business banking services, financial investments and planning, mortgages to communities throughout Virginia. To know more about the Bank, go to www.essexbank.com.