TowneBank names president, regional banking director
Brian Skinner will lead Virginia, northeastern N.C. markets
TowneBank has promoted Brian Skinner to the newly created role of president and regional banking director for all of its markets in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, the Suffolk-based bank announced this week.
“Brian is a dedicated member of the Towne family with a proven track record of leading both emerging and seasoned financial professionals to exceed their potential and enhance the success of our company,” TowneBank Executive Chairman G. Robert Aston Jr. said in a statement.
Skinner will also have executive oversight for several specialty banking lines: real estate finance, commercial real estate finance and automotive dealer finance.
He has been with TowneBank since 2007 and most recently served as head of Towne Financial Services Group, which oversees its non-banking business lines, including residential mortgage and wealth management.
Skinner previously was the company’s chief banking officer. Prior to that, he served as president for the Peninsula and Williamsburg markets.
He is a graduate of Christopher Newport University and serves on several boards, including those of An Achievable Dream and United Way of Virginia Peninsula.
Founded in 1999, TowneBank now has more than 40 banking offices throughout Hampton Roads and Central Virginia and in North Carolina. TowneBank ended 2021 with a net income of $215.4 million, a 48% increase over 2020. Total assets were $15.38 billion on average for 2021.