LURAY, Va., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. (OTC Pink: BRBS), parent company of Blue Ridge Bank and River Community Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the appointment of O.R. (Ed) Barham, Jr. to the boards of both Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. and Blue Ridge Bank. Mr. Barham's decades of community bank experience and incredible talent will enhance the corporate leadership of both boards.
"Ed joining the Blue Ridge team as a director of the parent company and bank adds tremendous experience, insight, and perspective that will prove invaluable as we continue to move the company forward," said Brian K. Plum, President and CEO of Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. and Blue Ridge Bank. "We are delighted to have Ed join us." "I have long known and had a great respect for Blue Ridge Bank and its management," Barham said. " Blue Ridge sits in the enviable position of being a financially strong institution with forward thinking management. I look forward to helping Brian and his team achieve their vision for the future." Mr. Barham is the former President and CEO of Bank of Virginia in Richmond and previously served as CEO of StellarOne in Charlottesville for five years prior to its merger with Union First Market Bankshares in 2013. Prior to that he served in Culpepper, Virginia, as CEO of Virginia Financial Group from 2002 to 2008, CEO of Virginia Commonwealth Financial Corporation from 1998 to 2002, and CEO of Second Bank & Trust from 1996 to 1998. About Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc., headquartered in Luray, VA, is the holding company for Blue Ridge Bank and River Community Bank, N.A.. The combined company has commercial banking and mortgage banking operations in Virginia and North Carolina markets. Visit www.mybrb.com for more information. Forward-Looking Statements This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" as defined by federal securities laws, which may involve significant risks and uncertainties. These statements address issues that involve risks, uncertainties, estimates and assumptions made by management, and actual results could differ materially from the results contemplated by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could have a material adverse effect on our operations and future prospects include, but are not limited to, changes in interest rates, general economic conditions and legislative and regulatory policies. Readers should consider these risks and uncertainties in evaluating forward-looking statements and should not place undue reliance on such statements. We undertake no obligation to update these statements following the date of this news release.