Burke & Herbert Bank Named WBJ's Centennial Award Winner
Bank Recognized at Family-Owned Business Awards Event
Alexandria, VA, February 16 – Burke & Herbert Bank is honored to be this year's recipient of the Washington Business Journal's Centennial Award recognizing a longstanding family-owned business in Greater Washington. The Bank's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, E. Hunt Burke, accepted the award on behalf of the Bank at the Family-Owned Business Awards Event, which was held Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. In addition to presenting the Centennial Award to Burke & Herbert Bank, the Washington Business Journal recognized 14 other multi-generational, family-owned local businesses for overall excellence at the Family-Owned Business Awards Event.
"We are delighted to be selected as this year's Centennial Award winner in recognition of our long-time presence in the market and our contributions to the community," stated Mr. Burke. "As a community bank, it is gratifying to be recognized for the important role we play in the local economy. We certainly have enjoyed a long, storied history of serving consumers and businesses in Northern Virginia. And, we look forward to continued success and new achievements for Burke & Herbert Bank in 2017 and beyond," he added.
Burke & Herbert Bank was founded in 1852 by John Woolfolk Burke and Arthur Herbert. Chairman and CEO Hunt Burke is the great-great grandson of one of the Bank's founding partners, and represents the fifth generation of the Burke family in a leadership role at the Bank. Mr. Burke, who assumed the role of Chairman in 2010, and W. Scott McSween, who joined the Bank as President & Chief Operating Officer in 2009, now manage the nearly 165-year old Bank. The Bank remains focused on delivering high-quality, personal customer service – a signature of the Bank for generations – while continuously updating and modernizing to meet the evolving needs of today's consumers and businesses.
Burke & Herbert Bank, established in 1852, is the oldest bank in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the oldest continuously operating bank in the Washington, D.C. area. The Bank offers a full range of personal and business banking products and services designed to meet customers' banking, borrowing, and investing needs. Burke & Herbert Bank is headquartered in Alexandria and operates 25 branches in Northern Virginia.