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Robert R. Chapman III

President, Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of the James
In his capacity as President and CEO, Mr. Chapman is responsible for the strategic direction and the day-to-day management of the bank. Mr. Chapman was instrumental in forming Bank of the James in 1999 (co-organizer); was named President of Bank of the James in 2003 and President of Bank of the James Financial Group in 2004. Prior to joining the bank, Mr. Chapman was Vice President and Commercial Account Manager at Crestar Bank for 15…

Brian E. Cash

President, Bank of the James Mortgage
Mr. Cash is responsible for overseeing the operation of the bank's mortgage division as well as the management of its loan originators and support staff. He joined Bank of the James in 2004 as a mortgage consultant and retail loan officer. He was named Vice President and Manager of Bank of the James Mortgage in 2006 and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2008. He was named President of the mortgage division in 2010.…

Brandon P. Farmer

Executive Vice President and Senior Operations Officer, Bank of the James
In his capacity as Senior Operations Officer for the bank, Mr. Farmer is responsible for the oversight of information technology, item processing, debit cards, Bank Secrecy Act operations, e-banking, as well as bank security and facilities. Mr. Farmer joined Bank of the James in 1999 and was named Vice President and IT Officer in 2005. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2008 and Executive Vice President in 2010. Mr. Farmer is a 2000…

Angelia R. Johnson

Executive Vice President and Retail Branch Administrator, Bank of the James
As Retail Branch Administrator, Mrs. Johnson oversees the day-to-day operations of the bank's branch locations. She is responsible for planning, directing and organizing all retail branch activity and managing a team of branch managers and support personnel. Mrs. Johnson joined Bank of the James in 2006 as Vice President and Regional Manager of the bank's Amherst office. In 2008 she was named Senior Vice President and Retail Branch Administrator and in 2010 was promoted to…

J. Todd Scruggs

Secretary-Treasurer of Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Bank of the James
As Chief Financial Officer for Bank of the James, Mr. Scruggs is responsible for preparing and reviewing financial information, investments, asset/liability management and regulatory matters. He is a co-organizer of the bank and has served as its Chief Financial Officer since its formation in 1999. Prior to joining Bank of the James, Mr. Scruggs was a Financial Consultant and an Investment Representative for Crestar Securities Corp. Mr. Scruggs holds a Bachelor of Science degree in…

Michael A. Syrek

Executive Vice President and Senior Loan Officer, Bank of the James
Michael A. Syrek joined Bank of the James in May 2012 and is responsible for commercial lending and relationship management for the bank. Mr. Syrek joined Bank of the James after nine years with SunTrust Bank where most recently (2008 to 2012), he served as Lynchburg President. During this tenure, he also oversaw an extensive loan portfolio and managed a team of relationship managers in Virginia and West Virginia. In addition, Mr. Syrek served as…

Harry P. “Chip” Umberger

Executive Vice President and Senior Credit Officer, Bank of the James
Mr. Umberger became associated with Bank of the James in 2001 as a Vice President and Commercial Lender. In 2003 he was promoted to Senior Vice President and Senior Credit Officer for the bank and in 2007 was named Executive Vice President and Senior Credit Officer. He is responsible for the company's loan policies and practices including credit quality. Prior to joining Bank of the James, Mr. Umberger was associated with Sovran Bank. Mr. Umberger…