Burke & Herbert Bank Adds New Board Member
Kathleen K. Diamond Appointed to Bank's Board of Directors
Alexandria, VA, July 11, 2018 – Burke & Herbert Bank is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors elected Kathleen K. Diamond as a new Director at its most recent meeting. Ms. Diamond is a consultant, entrepreneur, and business leader in the language services industry. She is the founder and former President & Chief Executive Officer of Language Learning Enterprises, Inc. (LLE), a language services company that was based in Washington, D.C., with a technology center in Winchester, Virginia. She founded the firm to provide language instruction, testing, translation, and interpreting services for businesses and others. Ms. Diamond sold LLE to CyraCom International in 2009. She currently is the principal of Kathleen Diamond & Co., a consultancy that focuses on helping companies prepare for growth and enhanced franchise value. Ms. Diamond also continues to devote time to advocacy and consulting in the language industry.
"We are delighted to welcome Ms. Diamond to our Board of Directors," said E. Hunt Burke, the Bank's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. "Her extensive background in building and leading highly successful businesses, coupled with a long list of other professional accomplishments, including previous Board experience, make her an ideal addition to our team. We look forward to working with Kathleen and benefiting from her insights and counsel."
"I am honored to have this opportunity to contribute to the continued growth and success of Burke & Herbert Bank as a member of the Board," said Ms. Diamond. "It is exciting for me to be able to share my experiences as a business leader with others, and to support the Bank's ongoing work to meet the financial services needs of consumers and businesses throughout Northern Virginia. The Bank holds a special place in the market, as the oldest in the Commonwealth, and a special place in my heart as the Bank that provided me with the financing I needed – many years ago now – to launch my business. It's truly an honor for me now to serve on the Bank's Board."
Ms. Diamond is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and later a Master's Degree in 16th-century French literature. Kathleen has lived abroad extensively, and is fluent in multiple languages. She is the recipient of numerous professional awards and honors recognizing her many achievements as a successful woman in business. Among these are the "Women in Business Advocate of the Year" award presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners and the "Women Entrepreneurs of the World" award for lifetime achievements, presented by FCEM, an international organization of women business owners.
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.