F&M Bank Announces Senior Leadership Promotions

F&M Bank is excited to announce the promotion of Barton Black and Kevin Russell to new executive leadership roles.
Barton Black

Barton Black currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Risk Officer and will expand his role as the newly appointed Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his promotion, Mr. Black successfully guided the development and execution of strategic initiatives for the company.

As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Black will oversee Finance and Credit Administration while continuing to manage strategy and risk for F&M Bank.

Kevin Russell

Kevin Russell will join the Senior Leadership Team of F&M Bank as Executive Vice President and President of Mortgage, Title and Financial Services. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Russell served as President of F&M Mortgage and has been with the organization since 2000.

A graduate of Virginia Tech and the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, Mr. Russell boasts a long-standing career in the financial services industry. As President of F&M Mortgage, Mr. Russell led his team to a record-breaking year in 2019.

“Kevin Russell brings an impressive and unique skill set to our Senior Leadership Team, and his exemplary work has positioned F&M Bank as a strong, community partner”, commented Mark Hanna, President and CEO. “Mr. Black and Mr. Russell are proven leaders who will propel F&M Bank to continued success.”

Additionally, F&M Bank is pleased to announce the Officer Title promotions of Matt Beahm, Assistant Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager, to Vice President, and Carlie Kelly, Credit Analyst, to Bank Officer.