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The Bank’s greatest asset is its team.

Our market leadership includes experienced bankers who are committed to being a part of the communities we serve, and our executive management boasts more than 125 years of combined financial services and community banking experience.

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Mark Merrill

Mark Merrill

Chairman & CEO

Mark S. Merrill joined Old Dominion National Bank as Executive Vice President in December 2015, bringing 16 years of banking and financial services experience in the Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland markets. In June, 2016, Mark was promoted to the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, and then in July 2019 to Chairman & CEO.

Mark is a thought leader and motivated team player with professional experience that includes being a seasoned executive leader in community banking at a high-performing and the fastest-growing startup bank (Tower Bancorp, Inc. and Graystone Bank) in Pennsylvania history, an executive leader at two of the largest community banks headquartered in the D.C. Metro Area (EagleBank and Virginia Commerce Bank), a founder of a technology and social good startup, and a C.P.A. and Financial Services advisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the largest professional services firm in the world.

Mark has led corporate strategic initiatives side-by-side with the President and CEO, and Board of Directors of three multi-billion dollar community banks from 2006 to 2014. His areas of focus include: leadership development, servant leadership, strategic alignment, workplace culture, recruitment, build and retain high-performing teams, capital markets (private placement common equity and debt offerings, initial public offerings and related NASDAQ listing, and publicly issued common equity), core business expansion with profitable growth (regional alignment, strategic deployment of capital, and profitability measurement), mergers and acquisitions, finance, accounting, tax, treasury, asset-liability and risk management functions, investment securities portfolio management, and shareholder relations.

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Jack Infield

Jack Infield

President

Jack joined Old Dominion National Bank in August 2016, and currently serves as President for Old Dominion National Bank and Centre 1st.  In this role, Jack has been instrumental as a leader in bringing shareholders into the bank’s successful capital raise in 2016, and is tasked with oversight of ODNB’s strategic initiatives, commercial real estate lending and shareholder relations.

Jack is a seasoned banker with more than three decades of community bank experience, including serving as Regional President for two successful de novo startup banks and playing key executive leadership roles at regional banks with assets ranging from under $500 million to more than $60 billion.  Most recently, he served as Regional President for Ameriserv Financial Bank and prior to that was Regional President for Graystone Bank and its successor Susquehanna Bank.

As an active member in the community, Jack currently serves as President of several local boards and nonprofits, including the local YMCA and the Penn State Renaissance Fund.

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Daniel Harrington

Daniel M. Harrington

Vice Chairman

Mr. Harrington is the President and CEO of DM Haggerty LLC, a consulting firm providing counsel to owners and chief executives of domestic and international businesses. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Lehigh White Cement Co. and President and CEO of Lehigh Hanson Inc., providers of building materials.

Mr. Harrington has also served as chairman of Portland Cement Association, Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association, and Northeast Cement Shippers Association. He earned a B.A.-Science from The Pennsylvania State University, an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University.

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Jim Abdo

Jim Abdo

Director

Mr Abdo is the President and CEO of Abdo Development, a leading D.C. developer specializing in adaptive re-use of urban properties primarily in the Washington metro area and throughout Northern Virginia. In addition to his deep knowledge of the Greater Washington real estate market, Abdo brings prior bank board experience.

Mr. Abdo served on the Bank of Georgetown Board and its Loan Committee for eight years until its 2016 merger with United Bank. Mr. Abdo is active in the local business community and philanthropy, as he currently serves on the board of the Institution of Current World Affairs, is an Honorary Trustee of Arena Stage and is a member of the Federal City Council. Mr. Abdo earned his B.A. in Sociology and History from The College of Wooster.

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Brian Athey

Director

Mr. Athey is the Founder and President of Congressional Capital, LLC. In addition to his work at Congressional Capital, LLC, Mr. Athey is the President of Congressional Properties, Inc., which develops residential and commercial projects in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Athey received his B.A. with Distinction from the University of Virginia in 1999 and received his J.D. from the William and Mary School of Law in 2003. After graduating from law school, Mr. Athey was a law clerk for the Honorable Claude M. Hilton, who was then the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. After completing his clerkship, Mr. Athey practiced law at Reed Smith, LLP from 2004 through 2006. In 2006, Mr. Athey left Reed Smith, LLP to focus on the management of his family real estate assets and to work as a Washington, D.C. area advisor to a large real estate private equity fund. In 2008, Mr. Athey joined Webster Book, LLP, where he was a trial lawyer with particular focus on real estate litigation and federal court litigation. While practicing law at Webster Book, LLP, Mr. Athey managed his family real estate assets and managed Capitol Properties, Inc. Mr. Athey has been a director of the Bank since 2018.

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Jennifer Bognet

Jennifer Bognet

Director

As Executive Vice President of Bognet Construction, Ms. Bognet works closely with the Bognet executive team and is oversees many aspects of the firm including corporate strategy, customer & community relations, human resources and IT. As a member of the Bognet Construction board of directors, she was involved in the implementation of a new corporate structure that extended ownership to three new equity partners in 2017.

She personally visits active job sites weekly to ensure the highest quality is being delivered to our customers. Prior to joining Bognet Construction, she worked in the software industry in both sales and systems engineering for Oracle Corporation and Marriott International. She is very active in commercial real estate industry organizations and in the business community including The Greater Washington Board of Trade and the Tysons Partnership. Ms. Bognet has her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Science in Information Systems from George Mason University, and an Executive Education from Harvard Business School. Additionally, she was recognized as Washington Business Journal's, Women Who Mean Business Class of 2014, Bisnow Commercial Real Estate Power Woman in 2014, and Bisnow Commercial Real Estate Woman of Influence in 2017.

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Jacob Corman

Jacob Corman III

Director

Jacob “Jake” Doyle Corman III, of Centre County, was elected to the Senate of Pennsylvania in 1998. Senator Corman represents the 34th Senatorial District, which includes all of Centre, Mifflin, and Juniata counties and part of Huntingdon County.


Joe DiPasquale

Joseph J. DiPasquale

Director

Mr. DiPasquale is a Partner at Lowenstein Sandler, LLP, with an office in Washington, D.C. His practice encompasses corporate restructuring, complex bankruptcy, debtor/creditor rights, corporate transactions, and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience working with clients in a wide range of industries, including health care, hospitality, energy, real estate, retail, distribution, manufacturing, and finance.

For more than two decades, Mr. DiPasquale has built a strong record of success serving as lead counsel, trusted advisor, strategist, and fiduciary in high-stakes insolvencies. He represents debtors, creditors’ committees, Chapter 11 and 7 trustees, receivers, assignees, equity holders, secured creditors, private equity/hedge funds, and other parties. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. DiPasquale served on the managing board of directors of Team Capital Bank (TCB) and chaired the bank’s risk committee. He was involved in the June 2014 merger of TCB into Provident Financial Services (Provident Bank), a publicly traded company. From 1994 through 1997, he was a principal of NJ Lenders Corp., one of the largest mortgage banking firms in New Jersey. In 1994, he was appointed to the New Jersey Criminal Disposition Commission by Governor James Florio. Mr. DiPasquale also serves as a director on the board of Cornerstone Family Programs & Morristown Neighborhood House. He previously served on the board of directors of the New Jersey Friends of Roger Williams School of Law Foundation as well as the fundraising committee of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. After completing law school, Mr. DiPasquale served as the law clerk for the Hon. William F. Tuohey of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. Mr. DiPasquale has been a director of the Bank since January 2019.

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Ambrish Gupta

Director

Dr. Gupta is a recognized Board-certified physician with decades of experience in the healthcare industry, and currently serves as the President and Physician of Medical Associates of Northern Virginia.

He is also an active real estate investor in the Greater Washington, D.C. market, and an Assistant Professor at George Washington University. Also, Dr. Gupta has a broad range of Board and governance experience ranging from serving on medical Boards to a role as a director of an advisory Board for a regional community bank, and a former director of a $500 million asset bank and holding company in the Mid-Atlantic region. Dr. Gupta has been a director of the Bank since 2018.

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Robert C. Hubbell

Director

Robert Hubbell currently serves as Principal and President for Brookfield Residential. In addition to his position at Brookfield, Mr. Hubbell is also an owner and investor in a mortgage company, multi-family residential housing projects, and three golf clubs in the Northern Virginia area.

He is a member of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) and the leader of the Building Leaders Group made up of the executives of the top 20 Public and Private Buildings in the Washington metropolitan area. He sits on the Board of the Lisa Sechrist Memorial Foundation that provides scholarship funds for women in higher education. He also currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Land Development Design Initiative (LDDI).

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David Levy

David W. Levy

Director

Mr. Levy is an investment banker currently serving as a Managing Director at Pickwick Capital Partners, LLC. Mr. Levy’s career spans over 38 years and includes serving as Vice-Chairman of Investment Banking and Co-Head of the Financial Institutions Group at Cowen & Company from 2009 to 2010, and serving as Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns from 2005 to 2008.

Prior to Bear Stearns, Mr. Levy spent over 23 years at Citigroup Global Markets as a Managing Director and Head of the Bank and Financial Services Group, and Salomon Brothers Inc. as a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Financial Institutions Department. He received a B.S. in Economics, and an MBA in Finance, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Levy also currently serves on the Board of Directors of FirstSun Capital Bancorp, a bank holding company with approximately $4.0 billion in assets. Mr. Levy has been a director of the Bank since 2013.

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Alfred Moses

Alfred H. Moses

Director

Mr. Moses is currently Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of Promontory Interfinancial Network, the largest provider of deposit allocation services to U.S. banks, Co-Founder Emeritus of Promontory Financial Group, a leading global financial services risk management and regulatory compliance firm, and Senior Counsel in Covington & Burling LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. He is also currently a member of the Diplomatic Council on Energy Security (SAFE), chair of UN Watch, co-chair of the Board of Governors of Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv, chair of the American Jewish Committee’s National Advisory Council, and a member of the International Board of Atidim, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Metropolitan Club.

His distinguished career in public service includes serving the Carter administration as Special Advisor and Special Counsel to the President, as well as the Clinton administration as Ambassador to Romania and Special Presidential Envoy for the Cyprus Conflict. Mr. Moses worked over two decades to free Jews and others in Communist Romania, for which he was honored in 2002 as the only American to be awarded Romania’s Marc Cruce medal. He is a published author who has written and lectured extensively on banking, legal, international relations and social issues. A U.S. Navy veteran, Mr. Moses served as an active duty intelligence officer and on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. He received his B.A. degree with Highest Distinction from Dartmouth College, did graduate work at the Princeton Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and received his JD from Georgetown University Law School. Mr. Moses has been a director of the Bank since July 2019.

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Mayur Patel

Mayur N. Patel

Director

Mr. Patel is the co-founder and currently a principal of Laughner Patel Developers, LLC (LPD). LPD provides real estate development services for projects ranging from medical office buildings to commercial office buildings, including bank branches, to hotels. LPD specializes in the design, development and construction of these real estate facilities.

Before founding LPD, Mr. Patel served as general counsel to Hersha Hospitality Trust, a publicly traded hospitality REIT. During his time there, Hersha moved from the AMEX to the New York Stock Exchange, and the company grew from 19 hotels located primarily in the Northeastern United States to 85 hotels located throughout the country. As general counsel, he completed over one hundred real estate and financial transactions as well as helped the development of real estate projects throughout the East Coast, including New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Harrisburg, PA. Mr. Patel graduated from Randolph Macon College in Ashland, VA with BA’s in International Relations and Political Science, then earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the Villanova University School of Law, and is a licensed Pennsylvania attorney. Mr. Patel has been a director of the Bank since 2018.

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Robert Poole

Robert E. Poole, Jr.

Director

Mr. Poole is CEO of several companies including S&A Homes, a home building and land development company, Poole Anderson Construction, a construction management design / build and general contracting firm, Allied Mechanical and Electrical, a comprehensive electrical, HVAC and plumbing contractor, and Space Mart Development Company, LP, a property management company, all based in Central Pennsylvania.

S&A Homes, Inc. has consistently been listed as one of the top builders of single and multi-family residential homes in the country and in 2016, Affordable Housing Finance listed S&A’s Affordable Housing Division on their list of Top 50 developers. As CEO of Space Mart and Partner in Urban Storage Fund, he has developed self-storage facilities along the east coast. Mr. Poole develops and invests in many areas of Real Estate including apartments and retail centers. Mr. Poole has served on the Geisinger Health Board of Directors since 2005. Mr. Poole is Chair of the Schreyer Honors College Advisory Board and serves on the Board of Visitors for the Smeal College of Business. Mr. Poole’s service also included serving on the boards of several public bank and bank holding companies including United Federal Bank, Waypoint Financial Corp., Tower Bancorp, Inc., and Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. Mr. Poole earned a B.S. degree in accounting at Penn State in 1972 and an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson. Mr. Poole was recognized with Penn State’s Alumni Fellow Award in 2001 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006. Mr. Poole is a member of the President’s Club, the Atherton Society, and the Laurel Circle of the Mount Nittany Society. Mr. Poole has been a director of the Bank since 2018.

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William G. Reilly

Director

William Reilly is currently the President of Champion Title, Sterling, Virginia, a title insurance and real estate settlements company. Mr. Reilly also is the managing member of Navy Federal Title, Prestige Title, PSR Title, Tandem Title, CWC Title, HRC Title, Stratford Title, Fortified Title, Washington Metro Title, and Pantheon Title.

Mr. Reilly is an experienced bank director, and was a founding board member of Reston, Virginia-based WashingtonFirst Bank, and its parent company WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc., from 2004 until its sale to Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. in 2017. He is currently on the board of the Melanoma Research Foundation, as well as, managing member of DC Wings of hope.

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William Shawn

William H. Shawn

Director

Mr. Shawn is an established legal professional with a distinguished background working in business and law. As Co-Managing Partner of ShawnCoulson International Lawyers since 1986, based in its offices in Washington, D.C., he has deep experience representing clients with a specific emphasis in ethics, intellectual property, antitrust, transactions, and regulatory affairs.

Shawn is also an owner of the Exclusive Automotive Group of Northern Virginia automobile dealerships, a partner in SilverArrow Americas, an international private equity company, member of District of Columbia Bar Association, and serves as an adjunct professor and an emeritus member of the Dean’s Board of Advisors at his alma mater, The George Washington University Law School. He also earned a B.A. from The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. Mr. Shawn has been a director of the Bank since 2018.

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Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams

Director

Tony Williams, the former Mayor of Washington, D.C. (1999 – 2007), is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Federal City Council, an organization focusing the creative and administrative talents of Washington’s business and professional leaders on major problems and opportunities facing the District.

He is widely credited with leading the comeback of Washington D.C. during his two terms as Mayor, restoring the finances of our nation’s capital, and improving the performance of government agencies, all while lowering taxes and investing in infrastructure and human services.

In addition to his duties with the Federal City Council, Mayor Williams is a Senior Advisor to King and Spaulding, LLP. He serves on several company boards as well as the boards of Urban Institute and the National Geographic Society.

Prior to Federal City Council, he led the Global Government Practice at the Corporate Executive Board in Arlington, Virginia. He also taught public finance and urban leadership as the William.

H. Bloomberg Lecturer in Public Management at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government while coordinating programs for the Municipal Innovation Program at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

Before his election as Mayor, he was the independent Chief Financial Officer of the District from 1995 to 1998, working with and on behalf of local officials, the D.C. Financial Control Board, and the U.S. Congress. Before his service in local Washington, Tony worked in a variety of positions in federal, state, and local government, including as the first CFO for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, appointed by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

He holds a BA from Yale, an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a J.D. from the Harvard Law School, as well as a number of awards and honorary degrees, including Governing Magazine Public Official of the Year in 1997. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and former President of the National League of Cities.

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Wesley Yuan

Wesley Yuan

Director

Mr. Yuan is the Managing Director at Lending Pad, a leading fin-tech provider for lending and the Retail Channel President of WEI Mortgage, LLC, a highly successful originator of residential mortgages with operations in over 46 states.

Having a substantial experience in residential real estate, mortgage, finance, and information technology, Mr. Yuan brings a strong blend of business, management and technology skills that focus on efficiency, effective strategies, and financial performance. Mr. Yuan received his dual Bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and his Master of Science degree from the Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Yuan has been a director of the Bank since 2013, and served as Chairman of the Board from 2013 to July 2019, and as Vice Chairman of the Board from 2019 to August 2020.

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