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Board of Directors

Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc.

The continued support and guidance of our Board of Directors has been critical to the success of Bank of the James. Their collective expertise and experience serves as an exceptional resource, offering insight and a connection to the markets we serve. 

Lewis C. Addison
Retired Chief Financial Officer
Centra Health, Inc.

John R. Alford, Jr.
Vice President and Partner
Caskie & Frost, P.C.

William C. Bryant III
The Counts Realty and Auction Group

Robert R. Chapman III
President & Chief Executive Officer
Bank of the James
President, Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc.

A. Douglas Dalton III
Operations Manager
English Construction Company, Inc.

James F. Daly
Daly Seven, Inc.

Julie P. Doyle
President and Executive Director
The Education & Research Foundation, Inc.

Watt R. Foster, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Foster Fuels, Inc.

Phillip C. Jamerson
Retired Co-Owner and Founder
Jamerson-Lewis Construction

Lydia K. Langley
Retired Owner
Langley Rentals

Dr. Augustus A. Petticolas, Jr., DDS
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Bank of the James

Thomas W. Pettyjohn, Jr.
Retired Investment Advisor
Chairman, Board of Directors, Bank of the James

J. Todd Scruggs
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Bank of the James
Secretary & Treasurer, Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc


A fundamental element of Bank of the James’ community strategy is the role of the Community Advisory Boards. We believe that a deep understanding and a close relationship with the communities we serve can be achieved when we are visible in the market. Local civic and business leaders, serving as Community Advisors, provide insight and direction to the bank to make sure that we are providing the types of products and services that the community needs to grow and succeed.

We’re honored that the following individuals serve our Community Advisory Boards in Altavista, Amherst, Bedford and Lynchburg.

Rita T. English
Retired Business Owner

Ralph M. Farmer
Ralph M. Farmer Painting & Wallpaper

Robert L. Jennings
Retired Banker, First National Bank of Altavista

Madeline C. Key
Retired Educator, Campbell County School System

J. Michael Kinlaw
Kinlaw Insurance Agency

Walter L. Maddy
Self Employed

Michael E. Mattox
Owner and President
E & S Market

Aubrey J. Rosser, Jr.
Attorney At Law

Evelyn B. Vaden, C.P.A.
Owner, Evelyn Vaden Accounting Services

Donald G. Wilkerson
Apprenticeship Coordinator
Campbell County Schools


Leif Aagaard, Jr.
Director of Reseller Relationships
BMS Direct

Thomas P. Green
Sam Green Vault Corp.
Discount Portable Restrooms and Septic

Calvin M. Kennon, Jr.
President/General Manager
Specialty Exterminating

J. Paul Kilgore, Jr.
Owner, Snap Fitness, Amherst, VA

Ruth E. Martineau
Co-owner, Martineau, Inc.
Owner, Community Maps

Kerry D. Scott
President, Narrow Gate Tack, Inc.
Program Manager, MAS Labor H-2A, LLC
Managing Partner, Scott Family Investments, LLC

Rachel E. Thompson
Practice Manager, DT & Company PLC
Owner, Managing Member, Lily’s Properties, LLC

Harold W. Woody
Retired Banker


Anthony D. Bailey, DDS
General Dentist, PeaksView Dental

T. Henry Clark IV
Retired Attorney

W. Courtney Holdren
Commercial and Personal Insurance Sales
Bankers Insurance, LLC

Paul H. Lilly, MD, MPH
Col., USAF, Retired

James A. Mercadante
General Manager, Cintas Corporation

Michael C. Moldenhauer
Retired President
Sam Moore Furniture

Michael F. Moorman
Retired Chairman and CEO
Peebles Department Stores, Inc.

Dr. H. Paul Rhodes
Retired Radiologist
Bedford Memorial Hospital

Kevin H. Turner
Century 21, All Service

Sue Hillsman Woods
Hillsman Properties


Joe D. Aboid
JTL, Inc.

Paul R. Denham
President and CEO
Southern Air, Inc.

Robert L. Driskill, MD
Oakwood Radiotherapy, PLLC

Robert L. Hiller
Commercial Glass & Plastics, Inc.

Terry L. Marsh
Retired President
Lewis Marsh & Associates, Inc.

Edgar J.T. Perrow, Jr P.E.
Perrow Consulting Services, LLC

Daniel R. Taylor
Kidd’s Services

Randall T. Trost, P.C.
Attorney At Law
Randall J. Trost, P.C.

Edward R. Turner
New York Life Insurance