Burke & Herbert Bank Appoints New Board Member
Jeffrey L. Stryker Joins Bank's Board of Directors
Alexandria, VA – Burke & Herbert Bank is pleased to announce that at its meeting on May 18, the Bank's Board of Directors elected Jeffrey L. Stryker as a new member. Mr. Stryker is a member of the Bank's executive management team, serving as its Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Mr. Stryker is an active contributor to the development of the Bank's strategy and plan for ensuring the ongoing financial success of the Bank. In addition, Mr. Stryker oversees the Bank's Finance, Accounting, and Compliance functions. With the addition of Mr. Stryker, the Bank's Board of Directors is comprised of 12 individuals who collectively bring a broad range of experience both in and outside of the financial services industry.
"I am delighted to have Jeff join our Board of Directors," said E. Hunt Burke, the Bank's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. "He has been a dedicated and valuable member of our leadership team for a long time, and he brings extensive knowledge of the Bank – our history, culture, and operations – to his new position on the Board." Mr. Burke added, "I know that we can count on Jeff to provide us with good counsel and insights that will help us to ensure the bright future we want for Burke & Herbert Bank."
"I am honored to be appointed to the Board of Directors of Burke & Herbert Bank," said Mr. Stryker. "I know that I am joining a group of highly experienced and talented professionals who care very deeply as I do about the continued growth and success of the Bank. I look forward to this opportunity to work with the Board members in this new capacity."
Mr. Stryker joined Burke & Herbert Bank in 1984 in the role of General Auditor. In 1992, he was appointed as the Bank's Cashier and was responsible for the oversight of the Accounting and Compliance departments, among other related duties. In 1999, Jeff was promoted to Senior Vice President & Cashier and also was appointed to be the Secretary of the Board of Directors. He has attended all meetings of the Board in that capacity since. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2003 and was promoted to his current position of Senior Executive Vice President & Cashier in 2014. Prior to joining Burke & Herbert Bank, Mr. Stryker gained valuable experience in the financial services industry, holding positions with F&M Corporation, the parent company of the former First & Merchants Bank in Richmond, Virginia and then MNC Financial, the parent company of the former Maryland National Bank. Mr. Stryker is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Business and Management. He also is a Certified Public Accountant.
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.