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First National names new president, COO


economic-forecast-headerFirst National Corporation, the parent company of First Bank, has announced that Dennis A. Dysart has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank.

Most recently, Dysart served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of First Bank. Prior to that, Dysart served as Chief Credit Officer from April 2012 to August 2014, Chief Operating Officer from May 2011 to March 2012, Interim Chief Executive Officer from January 2011 to May 2011, and Executive Vice President – Chief Administrative Officer of the Bank from 2005 to March 2011.

Dysart has been employed by the Bank since 1993.

“Dennis Dysart has been an integral part of this company for over 20 years, helping to define the culture on which the Bank was built so successfully,” stated Scott C. Harvard, Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank. “During the recent economic recession, Dennis stepped up when needed to help navigate difficult challenges and put the Bank on a path to success. He accepted the job of Interim CEO when called upon, Chief Credit Officer when needed, and now has agreed to serve as President of the Bank that he has helped to build into a leading financial institution in the Shenandoah Valley. We are delighted to have the opportunity to recognize Dennis for his fine leadership and look forward to his continued positive impact on First Bank and the communities we serve.”

First Bank recently completed the acquisition of six bank branches that expanded its Virginia footprint south on the I-81 corridor to the City of Staunton, and also to the Town of Farmville, Virginia located in central Virginia. The Bank now has 18 offices serving two regions in the Commonwealth. Scott C. Harvard will continue to serve in the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Bank.



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