F&M Bank Announces Officer Promotions

F&M Bank and its Board of Directors would like to congratulate the following individuals on their Officer promotions effective September 24, 2020.

Senior Vice President: 

  • Bobby Williams, Agricultural & Rural Programs Leader

Vice President: 

  • Donna Brown, Commercial Relationship Manager
  • Jordan Dean, Commercial Relationship Manager
  • Ryan May, Relationship Manager (Dealer Finance)

Assistant Vice President:

  • Jason Crum, Branch Manager (Stuarts Draft)
  • Mary Campbell, Assistant Branch Manager (Broadway)
  • Debbie Koogler, Branch Manager (Myers Corner, Staunton)
  • Angela Smith, Assistant Branch Manager (North Augusta, Staunton)
  • Teri Hasley, Deposit Operations Manager

F&M Bank Welcomes Katherine Preston and Kevin Nixon to Commercial Team

We are excited to welcome Katherine Preston, Senior Vice President & Valley Market Executive, and Kevin Nixon, Vice President & Commercial Relationship Manager, to the F&M Bank family.

Katherine PrestonKatherine joins the Senior Leadership Team and brings with her over 20 years of banking experience to include retail, small business, and commercial lending, most recently serving as Vice President and Business Services Officer at BB&T.

“I am thrilled to join a talented team and support the businesses and organizations in Rockingham, Augusta and Shenandoah Counties as Valley Market Executive. In my new role, I look forward to growing strong professional partnerships and fostering continued success in the communities I know and love.”

“We are proud to have Katherine come on board as the Shenandoah Valley Market Executive,” says Garth Knight, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. “Katherine brings two decades of experience serving her commercial clients at the highest level. She also is a tremendous leader, developing team members and building relationships in her community. The future is bright at F&M Bank with Katherine leading our Commercial Team!”

A lifetime resident of the Shenandoah Valley, Katherine is committed to volunteering and taking part in community investment programs that benefit local needs. She has participated in the United Way Day of Caring and Dancing with the Stars of the ‘Burg in 2017 to support the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Child Day Care Center. She also has enjoyed dedicating 18 years to her daughter’s school and PTSA boards.

Katherine is also a graduate of the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management, RMA-ECU Commercial Lending School, and the BB&T Banking School at Wake Forest University. Her strong connection to the community and her extensive knowledge of the industry will be an asset as she leads the F&M Commercial Team to continued success throughout the Shenandoah Valley.

Kevin NixonKevin Nixon, Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager, to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Commercial Team. Kevin brings with him over 13 years of commercial lending experience, most recently serving as a Business Development Officer at First Bank.

“I look forward to helping the team here at F&M Bank continue providing excellent customer service and community support. I hope to carry on the proud history that F&M Bank is known for in the Shenandoah Valley,” says Kevin.

“We are excited to welcome Kevin Nixon to the F&M family as a Commercial Relationship Manager,” says Garth Knight, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. “Kevin brings many years of experience serving clients in the Shenandoah Valley. He is community driven and exemplifies what it means to be a leader.”

Active in his community, Kevin holds membership with the Rockingham County Rotary and Covenant Presbyterian Church. He is a past board member for the United Way of Greater Augusta.

Prior to his career in banking, Kevin owned and operated a business upon receiving his Master of Business Administration degree from Medaille College. His commercial lending knowledge paired with his entrepreneurial background will be a great asset to the F&M team.

F&M Bank Announces the Senior Leadership Promotions of Paul Eberly and Bobby Williams

F&M Bank is excited to announce the Senior Leadership promotions of Paul Eberly and Bobby Williams.

Paul Eberly blog


Paul Eberly, Senior Vice President and Agricultural and Programs Leader, will assume the position of Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer following the retirement of Ed Strunk. Paul will lead the credit administration, retail loan administration, and loan operations departments.

“We are thrilled to welcome Paul to the executive team,” said Mark Hanna, President & CEO. “He has done a remarkable job developing the Agricultural Division. Under his leadership, our loan portfolio has grown exponentially as his passion for delivering outstanding customer service is evident. I look forward to working alongside Paul at the executive level.”

Paul will be an integral part of the Agricultural Division and will continue to provide consultative credit solutions to the community in his new role.


Bobby Williams blog



Bobby Williams, Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager, will assume the position of Agricultural and Rural Programs Leader as Paul Eberly transitions to executive leadership. Bobby joined F&M Bank in April of 2020, and his connection to the ag community has been a great asset to the team.

“Bobby has been a tremendous banker for many years, and we are excited to announce his promotion,” said Garth Knight, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. “In a very short time at F&M Bank, he has done an outstanding job growing the ag portfolio. He is a great leader and perfect candidate to guide our Agricultural Division for many years to come.”