Dec 19 - The executive committee of the Virginia Association of Community Banks is pleased to announce the promotion of Steven C. Yeakel, CAE, to the position of president and CEO.
Yeakel joined the VACB in February 2012, and has assumed numerous responsibilities related to the governmental affairs and administration of the organization. Throughout the year, he has served as an ad-hoc member of the executive committee and the board of directors.
“Community Bankers in Virginia have been blessed by strong executive leadership at their state association, through Pat Satterfield,” said VACB Chairman Joe Shearin. “We have found the right person to carry on that valued tradition, in Steve Yeakel.”
Said Yeakel, “I have been enormously impressed by the inspiring leadership of the hundreds of community bankers I have met across the Commonwealth. The process of mentoring under Pat Satterfield has been humbling and exhilarating, all at once. I look forward to working closely with a great staff and dozens of volunteer leaders to continue the solid leadership of this great organization in the years to come.”