Paul Eberly named to list of 40 Under 40: 2021’s Emerging Community Bank Leaders
The Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA) recently announced its Emerging Community Bank Leaders “40 under 40” awards selection for 2021. The ICBA recognizes community-minded, innovative leaders under 40 years old who represent the future of the community banking industry.
We are pleased to announce that F&M Bank’s Chief Credit Officer, Paul Eberly, has been recognized on this nationwide list, and is the only recipient from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Under Paul Eberly’s leadership, F&M Bank’s agricultural loan portfolio has grown almost 300% in two years and continues to grow with new clients. As part of this work, he created an agriculture advisory board at the bank, which is dedicated to connecting with ag customers.
The third annual Top 40 awards list is featured in the June 2021 issue of Independent Banker magazine.
About F&M Bank:
F&M Bank (stock ticker: FMBM) proudly remains the only publicly traded organization based in Rockingham County, VA, and since 1908, has served the Shenandoah Valley with full-service branches and a wide variety of financial services including home loans through F&M Mortgage and real estate settlement services and title insurance through VSTitle. Both individuals and businesses find the organization’s local decision-making, and up-to-date technology provide the kind of responsive, knowledgeable, and reliable service that only a progressive community bank can. F&M Bank has grown to $1 billion in assets with more than 200 full and part-time employees. Its conservative approach to finances and sound investments, along with excellent customer service, has made F&M Bank profitable and continues to pave the way for a bright future.