The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce honored Peter A. Converse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Virginia Commerce Bank, as the 2011 Business Leader of the Year. Mr. Converse was recognized at the Chamber’s Business Awards Dinner on October 6 at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
“I am deeply honored to receive this recognition from the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce on behalf of all of the Bank’s employees who so capably serve this community,” said Peter Converse. “We remain dedicated to supporting Alexandria through our delivery of business and personal financial solutions as well as through our passion for community service and philanthropy, thereby fulfilling our commitment to ‘Making the Difference’ in the communities we serve.”Mr. Converse is a 1972 graduate of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and completed banking programs at the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University, and the American Bankers’ Association National and Graduate Compliance Schools. He has more than 37 years of banking experience in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Mr. Converse is currently a Director and member of the Employed Physicians Oversight Committee and the Foundation Leadership Council for Virginia Hospital Center, as well as a member of the Community Advisory Committee for the Arlington Free Clinic. For more information about the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and its annual Business Awards, visit www.alexchamber.com. Established in 1988, Virginia Commerce Bank (NASDAQ:VCBI) is a full-service, community bank headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with over $2.9 billion in assets. The Bank serves Northern Virginia 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 VCBonline.com. © 2011 Virginia Commerce Bank. All Rights Reserved. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50038194&lang=en