TowneBank names chief legal officer
Hampton Roads-based TowneBank has named Richmond attorney George P. Whitley as its senior executive vice president and chief legal officer.
Whitley’s legal career began at Mays Valentine, where he specialized in banking and finance law for 15 years. In 1994, he joined the law firm LeClairRyan, where he focused on community banking.
Throughout his 37-year career, Whitley has worked with G. Robert “Bob” Aston, Jr., chairman and CEO of TowneBank.
Whitley was the lead attorney on the LeClairRyan legal team that helped form TowneBank, and he has maintained an ongoing partnership with the bank throughout its 17-year history.
Whitley will continue to live in Richmond. He will maintain offices in Richmond and Hampton Roads.