FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Timberville, VA – F&M Bank Executive Vice President Takes the Helm as President of Virginia Mortgage Bankers Association – F&M Bank is excited to announce that Kevin Russell, Executive Vice President and President of F&M Mortgage, F&M Financial Services, and Title, has been appointed as the President of the Virginia Mortgage Bankers Association (VMBA) for the 2023-2024 year.
The VMBA is a prestigious trade association comprising mortgage bankers and affiliated industry associates. The association is dedicated to preserving and improving the mortgage lending system, advocating for the industry’s highest standards of ethics and professionalism.
Kevin Russell’s appointment as President of the VMBA is a testament to his exceptional leadership skills and extensive experience in the financial sector. With over 20 years of service in the industry, Kevin has consistently demonstrated his commitment to assisting individuals in achieving their dreams of homeownership.
A proud graduate of VA Tech and resident of Rockingham County, Kevin Russell understands the local market dynamics and the unique challenges faced by homebuyers in Virginia. His deep-rooted connections within the community and profound industry knowledge make him the perfect candidate to lead the VMBA and champion the interests of mortgage professionals across the state.
In his new role, Kevin Russell will leverage his expertise to drive innovation, foster collaboration, and advocate for policies that promote responsible lending practices and improve homeownership in Virginia. His unwavering dedication to ensuring a smooth, transparent mortgage lending process aligns perfectly with the VMBA’s mission.
“I am honored and excited to serve as President of the Virginia Mortgage Bankers Association,” said Kevin Russell. “I look forward to working closely with my fellow professionals to strengthen the mortgage lending industry in Virginia, promote statewide participation, and support initiatives that make homeownership more accessible to all.”
F&M Bank congratulates Kevin Russell on this well-deserved appointment and is confident that the VMBA will continue to flourish under his leadership and make significant contributions to the mortgage lending industry.
(Pictured from left to right: Jon Ischinger, Tina Lantz, Terri Bradley, Kevin Russell, Veronica Amato, and Tonja Showalter)
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F&M Bank Corp. is an independent, locally owned, financial holding company, offering a full range of financial services through our subsidiary, Farmers & Merchants Bank’s (F&M Bank) thirteen banking offices in Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Augusta counties, Virginia, and the city of Winchester, Virginia. The Company also holds F&M Mortgage, a mortgage lending subsidiary, and VSTitle, our title company subsidiary. Founded in 1908 as a community venture to serve the farmers and merchants of the Shenandoah Valley, where both the Company and the Bank are headquartered, F&M Bank remains more committed than ever to the success of the agricultural industry, small business ventures, and the nonprofit sector. The only publicly traded organization based in Rockingham County, the Company’s core values of enthusiasm, flexibility, responsiveness, community, and fun drive its corporate philanthropy, volunteerism, and local decision-making. With a robust suite of financial products and services, philanthropic efforts, and a team dedicated to serving, our responsibility is to provide a bright future right here where we all live, work, and play. Additional information may be found by visiting our website, fmbankva.com.