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Walter C. Clarke Joins Burke & Herbert Bank

Named Vice President, Business Banking Officer

Alexandria, VA - Burke & Herbert Bank announced today that Walter C. Clarke has joined the bank as a Vice President, Business Banking Officer.  In this role, Clarke will assist businesses in Alexandria with their banking, borrowing and investing needs. He brings over twenty years of banking and financial experience to the position.  

Clarke, a graduate of Virginia State University, has worked in various capacities including mortgage, wealth management and business banking for two major banks in the region. He has developed expertise in assisting emerging businesses with challenges gaining access to capital and managing cash flows as they navigate this complex economy.  

Clarke also managed the Department of Defense relocation program and facilitated the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program.  

Clarke’s community involvement includes the Mount Vernon-Lee and Vienna-Tyson chambers of commerce, the Board of Directors for Fairfax Partnership for Youth, and the Economic Committee for South Fairfax Development Corporation.  Additionally, he serves on the Board of Trustees for his church - Alfred Street Baptist Church.  

He is married to Kellye C. Clarke, a lawyer and managing partner for a law office in Alexandria.  They and their two children reside in Alexandria.

Clarke said, “Burke & Herbert Bank is the quintessential local, customer-focused banking institution and I am enthusiastic about this opportunity. I am committed to excellence and it is clearly evident that Burke & Herbert Bank epitomizes that commitment as well.”  

Burke & Herbert Bank President & Chief Operating Officer, Scott McSween said, “We are delighted to welcome Walter to the Burke & Herbert Bank team.  He brings impressive experience in banking that will help us deliver on our promise of providing high-quality products and services to meet the banking, borrowing and investing needs of our business customers.”

Clarke will be based at Burke & Herbert Bank’s main office at 100 S. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia.  

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.  Burke & Herbert Bank provides a full range of personal and business banking products and services including mortgages, business loans, trust services and 24-hour online banking (www.burkeandherbertbank.com). The Bank operates 22 branches in Northern Virginia along with its e-Branch which enables customers to open a checking or CD account online.  Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company, Member FDIC.