Thomas E. Burdette, VCBI Board Director (Photo: Virginia Commerce Bank)

Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ:VCBI), the parent holding company of Virginia Commerce Bank, proudly announces the recent appointment of Thomas E. Burdette to the Board of Directors for both the holding company and the Bank. Mr. Burdette is a Certified Public Accountant, who founded and manages The Burdette Smith Group P.C., a full-service accounting firm located in Fairfax.
Thomas E. Burdette, VCBI Board Director (Photo: Virginia Commerce Bank)

Thomas E. Burdette, VCBI Board Director (Photo: Virginia Commerce Bank)

“Tom’s accounting expertise and leadership acumen will be a nice complement to the experience of our Board,” commented W. Douglas Fisher, Chairman of the Board of the holding company and the Bank. “We are excited to have him join us as a Director and provide his value-added perspective to impact the Bank’s continued growth.”

Mr. Burdette has thirty-seven years of public accounting experience in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His company has twice been named "Best Professional Firm" by the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, and Mr. Burdette gives seminars on developing and managing a successful tax practice. The Chamber also has previously recognized him as “Business Leader of the Year.”

In addition to serving on the advisory boards of several banks in the Metro DC area, Mr. Burdette was a founding Director of Potomac Bank until its sale to Sandy Spring Bank. He has been dedicated to civic and community organizations, having served as President of the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, Fairfax Rotary Club and the Country Club or Fairfax. Mr. Burdette also has been active with the FACETS non-profit organization of Fairfax and the Inova Hospital Gift and Estate Board.

“Having worked with VCB on its Fairfax Advisory Board, I am honored to now serve as a Virginia Commerce Director,” commented Burdette. “The Bank, by establishing a solid reputation for exceptional service and community involvement, has achieved continued success and has distinguished itself as the largest community Bank headquartered in Northern Virginia. I look forward to contributing to VCB as it pursues its historical track record of high performance.”

Mr. Burdette earned his BA from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC, and he recently received the Catawba College Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2010. He resides with his family in Clifton, Virginia.

ABOUT VIRGINIA COMMERCE BANCORP, INC.

Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc. is the parent bank holding company for Virginia Commerce Bank, a Virginia state chartered bank that commenced operations in May 1988. The Bank pursues a traditional community banking strategy, offering a full range of business and consumer banking services through twenty-eight branch offices, one residential mortgage office and one wealth management services office, principally to individuals and small-to-medium sized businesses in Northern Virginia and the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. For further information about VCB’s many services and a map of convenient locations, please visit our Web site at VCBonline.com .

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