First National Bank to expand in NoVa, Richmond
Adding four branches in Reston, Arlington
FNB Corp., parent company of First National Bank, announced Wednesday it will expand its presence in Virginia, particularly in the Northern Virginia area.
According to a news release, FNB expects to add four branches in Reston and Arlington by 2024, in addition to seven currently operating in the greater Washington, D.C., area. Also, FNB plans to expand its commercial banking operations with a new loan origination center in Richmond, as well as hiring more bankers to expand its lending services in Richmond, Charlottesville, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Newport News. The bank has a long history in Richmond; a former First National Bank skyscraper in downtown Richmond, built in 1912, was converted into luxury apartments in 2013 and is known as First National Apartments.
John Wesley “Wes” York has been hired as senior vice president of commercial banking to lead growth in Richmond, FNB also announced. He previously was a senior vice president and commercial banking team leader at SouthState Bank, and is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College and the Kogod School of Business, with an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in business and economics.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, FNB operates in seven states and Washington, D.C., and it has total assets of $42 billion and more than 340 branches across Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.