Virginia Commerce Bank has appointed E. Thomas Blalock II as Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending, in its Fredericksburg region. The majority of Mr. Blalock’s 25 years in banking have been in Fredericksburg, most recently with Union First Market Bank’s Fredericksburg Commercial Banking Group. A life-long resident of Fredericksburg and graduate of University of Mary Washington, Mr. Blalock has been active in a variety of civic and community organizations. He is a Past President of the Fredericksburg Rotary Club and currently serves on the Boards of Germanna Community College Educational Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region.

"We are very pleased to welcome someone with Tom's background, experience and market knowledge to the Bank,” commented Kevin Fastabend, Senior Vice President, Fredericksburg Lending Group Head. “He will help further expand VCB’s Fredericksburg presence, which has been growing steadily since we entered this market just a few years ago. With Tom’s appointment as well as the recent promotion of Central Park Branch Manager Matthew Mitchell to Community Banking Officer, we are strengthening our commitment to serving the banking needs of local residents and businesses.”

Established in 1988, Virginia Commerce Bank (NASDAQ: VCBI) is a full-service, community bank headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with over $2.8 billion in assets. The Bank serves the Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg markets with twenty-eight branches, a mortgage lending office and a wealth management services department. For further information about VCB’s many services and a map of convenient locations, please visit our Web site at . Member FDIC.

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