F&M Bank’s senior leadership team and board of directors welcome Garth Knight to the organization as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. Mr. Knight joins F&M Bank with over 15 years of banking experience. He comes to the organization from Wells Fargo, based in McLean, Virginia, where he served as Business Acquisition Manager for the Mid-Atlantic region.
Prior to his role as Business Acquisition Manager, Mr. Knight oversaw the Carolinas Region as a Business Banking Manager. His experience also extends to retail, mortgage and auto lending in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida markets. Mr. Knight earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications at Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina.
Mr. Knight’s strong lending background, proven sales strategy, and leadership will be an asset to the executive team. As Chief Lending Officer, Mr. Knight will monitor the bank’s loan portfolio while guiding the business development team to grow strong commercial relationships.
“I am thrilled to be part of the F&M family”, says Mr. Knight. “The Shenandoah Valley is an area I have grown to love over the years, and I could not be more excited to become a member of this outstanding community.”
F&M Bank’s President and CEO, Mark Hanna commented, “We are delighted to welcome Garth to the F&M Bank family. His skills and experience will be an asset to lead our sales efforts as we aggressively seek to grow strong commercial banking relationships in the Shenandoah Valley. Garth has a background successfully coaching, mentoring, and building teams that will bring the best service possible to our client relationships.”