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 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 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.