Business People

December 14, 2010

MVB Bank, Inc.

Jim Rodgers, a Martinsburg native, has joined MVB Bank as senior vice president of commercial lending in the Eastern Panhandle, an appointment announced by Larry Mazza, chief executive officer of MVB Bank, Inc.

Rodgers brings nearly 30 years of banking and lending experience to MVB.

A 1981 graduate of the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce, Rodgers completed Southeast Bank's intensive management training program and spent nine years in Jacksonville, Fla., as a commercial real estate lender.

In 1992, he returned to Martinsburg and worked in various capacities with Huntington Bank, F&M Bank- WV, and First United Bank & Trust, where he served as vice president and commercial lender.

Active in the community, Rodgers is president of the Martinsburg Planning Commission, chairman of the board for Panhandle Home Health, a member of the board of governors for the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, a member of the Martinsburg Rotary Club, past president of the Eastern Panhandle Business Association, and past board member of the Martinsburg/Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce.


In another announcement, Charles LeMaster has joined the bank’s commercial lending department in Charles Town.

LeMaster, a Shepherdstown resident, has over 35 years in bank and lending experience. He was previously with Jefferson Security Bank in commercial lending and was a past president of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. He also served as the chief executive officer of the Bank of Harpers Ferry. He attended the West Virginia School of Banking.

MVB is a West Virginia community bank with offices in Jefferson, Berkeley, Harrison, and Marion counties.

D.M. Bowman, Inc.

Michelle Whittington has joined D. M. Bowman, Inc., of Hagerstown as manager of accounting, reporting to Chief Financial Officer William Campeau.

Whittington has served in senior accounting and finance roles over her professional career and, as a result, brings extensive knowledge.

She has a bachelors of science degree in accounting and masters of business administration degree with a concentration in accounting.

Building Officials Association

Brennan Garrett, chief plans examiner for the Washington County Department of Permits and Inspections, received top state honors at the annual business meeting of the Maryland Building Officials Association on Dec, 1, in Ellicott City, Md.

Garrett was honored as 2010 “Plan Reviewer of the Year” by the organization. Each year MBOA solicits nominations from across the state in three distinct categories: permit technician, inspector and plan reviewer. Nominations are made by supervisors and colleagues and must include a detailed reason why the nominee is worthy of recognition.

Garrett's professional credentials include a bachelor's of science degree in architecture from the University of Maryland and a fire inspector one certification from the Maryland Fire Service.

Shepherd U. Foundation

Stephen G. Skinner was elected to the Shepherd University Foundation board of directors at its 2010 annual meeting.

Skinner, a trial lawyer, is a partner in the Charles Town-based Skinner law firm.

Shepherd University, a West Virginia public liberal arts university, is the Eastern Panhandle’s regional center for academic, cultural, and economic opportunity.

Skinner’s involvement with Shepherd is longstanding, as he is a past board president of the Contemporary American Theater Festival and continues to serve on the CATF board of trustees. He is a member of the Shepherd University Capital Campaign Steering Committee.

Skinner is active throughout the state in civil rights advocacy and also serves on the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

Xerox Corp.

The Xerox Corp. has appointed Kamonté McCray as vice president and general manager of Atlantic Coastal customer operations, a $200 million business serving the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

McCray will deliver business results through the sales and service of Xerox’s complete portfolio of offerings, including office multifunction solutions, production printing systems and managed print services

McCray joined Xerox in 1995 and most recently served as vice president of sales for the New England region, where he was responsible for staff and sales operations throughout Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

 McCray was born in Washington, D.C., and received his masters in business administration degree in internal business from Georgetown University in 2003.

Brook Lane

Debbie Staley recently joined the staff of Brook Lane as the manager of continuing education.

“I look forward to establishing Brook Lane a leader of mental health continuing education and building a strong working relationship with other health care providers in the community,” Staley said.

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