Bank Strengthens Technology and Lending Leadership with Key Hires

May 24, 2023

Chief Information Officer and Director of Lending

Operations Join Team

Alexandria, VA – Burke & Herbert Bank recently appointed two senior level positions in lending and technology. These individuals will be key to the bank’s continued growth and expansion as part of the ongoing execution of its strategic plan.

Doug Horton will take on the role of Chief Information Officer. Horton brings over three decades of hands-on and C-Suite level experience to the role, working primarily in the financial services industry. In addition, he founded and operated a successful managed IT services business where he learned the value of a “customer first” focus. He is regarded as a subject matter expert in technology operations and strategy and has been recognized for innovation in his field.

Arlene Bonnet joins the Bank as Director of Loan Operations. Bonnet brings over 35 years of progressive experience in community, national and international banking operations, and leading multifaceted teams across the lending landscape. She is highly skilled at integrating technology and innovation with process to enhance and improve performance and efficiency.

Also furthering the Bank’s advancements in digital optimization is the elevation of long-time employee Carl Ford to the position of Chief Technology Officer of Business Applications. Ford will work closely with the Bank’s business units to advance business performance by integrating processes with advanced technologies.

“Attracting and retaining top talent is essential to advancing our strategic objectives. Horton, Bonnet, and Ford are leaders in their field and are the right individuals to deliver world-class systems and solutions for our team and our customers while retaining the community bank philosophy and personalized customer care that continues to be our signature.” said David P. Boyle, President & Chief Executive Officer. “

Horton, Bonnet and Ford report to Kendrick Smith, Executive Vice President of Bank Operations.

Burke & Herbert Financial Services Corp. is the bank holding company for Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company. Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company is the oldest continuously operating bank under its original name headquartered in the greater Washington DC Metro area. The Bank offers a full range of business and personal financial solutions designed to meet customers’ banking, borrowing, and investment needs and has over 20 branches throughout the Northern Virginia region and commercial loan offices in Fredericksburg, Loudoun County, Richmond, and in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more at

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