Five Recognized at Summit For Outstanding Years of Service
Pictured above are: Charlie Maddy, President and CEO of Summit Financial Group; Oscar Bean, Chairman of Board of Directors; John Harper, celebrating 40 years of service; Mark Wright, celebrating 25 years of service; Vance Wilson, celebrating 30 years of service; Tina Martin celebrating 25 years of service, and Larry Smith, celebrating 20 years of service.
Moorefield, WV - Summit Financial Group, Inc. recognized distinguished service milestones for five team members during their Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 18, 2017 at the Summit Financial Group Headquarters Building in Moorefield.
Celebrating 40 years of service with Summit Financial Group was John Harper, Vice President of Loan Operations. Harper began his banking career at Potomac Valley Bank in 1977 as a Management Trainee. He has since worked in many positions within the bank. He has experienced a great deal of change in banking over the past 40 years, specifically in the areas of technology and banking regulations. He currently is Vice President of Lending Operations, with his main responsibility being in the area of loan appraisals. Harper appreciates that Summit is progressive in offering the best services possible as a community bank. He is the son of Dorothy Harper and the late Paul Harper. He has a sister, Donna, and brother, Roy. Harper enjoys farming, hunting, fishing, and attending WVU athletic events.
Also recognized was Vance Wilson, Vice President of Retail Lending, for 30 years of service with Summit. Wilson started working for South Branch Valley National Bank, Summit’s predecessor, in 1987 and is currently Vice President of Retail Lending. He stated that the most rewarding part of his job is helping a young couple purchase their first home. One thing he has noticed is that the customers of his early years would come in with their small children requesting a loan to purchase a home or a vehicle. In the past few years, those same children are coming in with their young families to apply for the same type of loans. He believes that as the cycle repeats, the sense of community grows.
Honored for 25 years with Summit were Mark Wright and Tina Martin. Wright began working for South Branch Valley National Bank, Summit’s predecessor, in 1992 as a Loan Officer. When he first began, Mark handled consumer, mortgage, and commercial loans. Currently, he works in the Moorefield branch of Summit Community Bank as the Executive Vice President of Commercial Lending. With the largest loan portfolio at Summit, Wright believes in the hard work, service beyond expectations, and following the “golden rule” to form relationships with people. His most memorable time in his employment is when South Branch Valley National Bank merged with Potomac Valley Bank and became Summit Community Bank. Wright says, “Our goal was to partner with other banks and expand our excellent service and products to customers outside the South Branch Valley, which has been accomplished.” Wright resides with his wife, Linda, a teacher at Moorefield High School, and son, Matthew, who is in the 10th grade at Moorefield High School. His daughter Victoria currently works as a local photographer and website designer in Petersburg and his daughter Brittany is currently employed at Hott Insurance in Keyser and has Wright’s ten-month-old grandson, Dane.
Tina Martin began working for South Branch Valley National Bank in 1992. Martin’s current position is Director of Debt Management. Martin stated that “I, along with my department, work hard at reducing any potential losses for the company. While collections seem to hold a ‘negative’ stigma, the positives that I bring from it is being able to help customers out of a tough situation when possible to do so.” From her many experiences, Martin says her favorite time is having the opportunity to travel and make visits all over West Virginia and certain parts of Virginia. When asked what her greatest work accomplishment is, Martin answered, “Some of the most loyal, hardest working people I know work here and I feel accomplished to be a part of the Summit family.” In her personal life, Martin says that her two sons, Ben and Nick Martin, are her greatest accomplishments. Both are attending WVU next year, Nick as a freshman and Ben as a senior.
Rounding out the honorees for 2017, was Larry Smith, who is celebrating 20 years with Summit. Graduating in 1990 with a degree in Accounting and Finance, Smith knew he wanted to work close to his home community. He began working for South Branch Valley National Bank in 1997. Currently, Smith works as a Loan Officer. His main goal is to see the customers grow financially. He loves seeing families get new homes either by building or buying. Smith considers his greatest accomplishment to be able to put money back into the community and to see it grow. He likes to be an active member in his community, church, and family farm. Smith resides with his wife Julie, who works for the Department of Defense, and daughter Megan who is in the 5th grade this year.
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Summit Community Bank is proud to support The Laurel Center’s 9th Annual Walk to End Domestic Violence again this year. The Laurel Center fulfills a very important need for local women and their children. This walk raises money for provide emergency shelter, advocacy, support services, and education for many in need.
If you would like to learn more, visit http://www.thelaurelcenter.org.
Summit Community Bank is proud to sponsor 78th Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale. Pictured representing Summit is Debbi Alexander from our Leesburg Branch, Barbara Minor and Alice Digiovanni from The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital.
For more information on this event, please visit http://www.ladiesboard.org/rummage.cfm.