Oliver James to Direct Burke & Herbert Bank’s DC Metro Lending

April 19, 2022

Bank to Grow Government Contracting Business

Alexandria, VA – Burke & Herbert Bank, a full-service community bank since 1852, announced the appointment of opens in a new windowOliver James to Senior Vice President, Regional Director of Commercial Banking for the greater Washington metro region and Loudoun County. In this role, James will be responsible for leading the Bank’s growing team of commercial relationship managers in developing a strong presence in the region with an emphasis on building business in the Government Contracting Industry.

James has over twenty years of financial industry experience with firms like, Wachovia (now Wells Fargo), BB&T (now Truist) and Eagle Bank. Most recently, he directed commercial lending at FVC Bank in Reston, VA, managing a team of lenders and portfolio managers. James grew up in the suburbs of London, England, where he attended Brooklands College majoring in Economics and Political Science before emigrating to the United States, where he lives with his wife Christina and two sons, Sebastian & Elliott in Loudoun County.

“We’re incredibly pleased to have Oliver onboard. Over the last few years we’ve developed strong Treasury Management solutions, positioning us to be ready to offer superior services to the Government Contracting Industry. Oliver is the best candidate to make this happen,” stated President and CEO David Boyle.

“I’m excited to join this historic Bank. With almost 170 years in the market, Burke & Herbert Bank is the perfect institution to enter the Government Contracting arena,” commented James. “I look forward to working with the Bank’s superb team and having the opportunity to build upon its strong reputation for relationship-based banking.

Burke & Herbert Bank is the oldest bank in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the oldest continuously operating bank in the Washington, DC area. The Bank offers a full range of business and personal banking products and services designed to meet customers’ banking, borrowing, and investing needs. Headquartered in Alexandria, Burke & Herbert Bank has over 20 branches and operates throughout Northern Virginia including Loudoun County, as well as in greater Fredericksburg and the Richmond metro area. 

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