F&M Bank’s senior leadership team and board of directors welcome Barton Black to a newly created role in the organization as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Risk Officer.
Mr. Black joins F&M Bank with over 25 years of banking experience. He comes to the bank from Strategic Risk Associates based in Richmond Virginia where he was Managing Director. He has also held various leadership roles at Capital One, Hibernia National Bank based in New Orleans, and Deloitte.
Mr. Black brings a strong banking background to F&M having focused on Strategy, Finance, Risk, Operations, and Products throughout his career. In addition to Hibernia and Capital One, he has worked with numerous banks across Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina driving bank integrations, developing and supporting growth strategies, enabling operational scale, and strengthening risk management.
As Chief Strategy & Risk Officer at F&M Bank, Barton will be responsible for developing and executing the overall strategy for the corporation and ensuring the bank operates with an appropriate risk management culture that enables the bank to reach its goals.
F&M Bank’s President and CEO, Mark Hanna commented, “We are excited Barton has joined our family at F&M Bank. He brings a wealth of experience in driving banks towards their ultimate goals. We have known Barton for five years in a consulting role and know he is a great fit for our organization.”
Mr. Black earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Louisiana State University. He has CPA certification and is a graduate of BAI’s Graduate School of Banking Operations and IT at Vanderbilt University.