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Kylie Bransford & Theresa Ransone Elected as Vice Presidents

                                                        Kylie Bransford                                                         Theresa Ransone

Kylie L. Bransford and Theresa W. Ransone have been promoted by the Board of Directors of Bank of Lancaster to the position of Vice President, reports Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, Randal R. Greene.

Kylie L. Bransford joined the Bank in 2002 as the Marketing Officer for Bank of Lancaster and its affiliates, Bay Trust Company and Bay Banks of Virginia. In December 2005, she was promoted to Assistant Vice President. For nearly ten years, she has been responsible for all aspects of marketing and public relations which ranges from marketing campaigns, brochures, advertisements, websites, press releases, promotional events, branding, to bank sponsorships and community support.

Bransford received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. She has continued her education in the field of banking by graduating from the American Bankers Association School of Bank Marketing and Management, a 2- year program held at the University of Colorado.

In 2007, Bransford was recognized by the American Bankers Association Marketing Network for Runner-Up in Community Service advertising in the Financial Marketing Awards that were held nationwide. Most recently, Bank of Lancaster’s website received international recognition as the third runner up for “Excellence in an End Client Internet Marketing Solution” at the 2011 Excellence & Innovation Conference in Toronto, Ontario.

Active in the community, Bransford is Assistant Governor, member, past President and past International Services Chair for the Kilmarnock-Irvington-White Stone Rotary Club, past President of the Board for Northern Neck Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and past Director for the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce. Bransford is also a member of the Rappahannock Pistol and Rifle Club.

Bransford resides in Kilmarnock with her husband Ken and holds close to her heart and in loving memory her son Ryan who was a coxswain at Christchurch School, a dedicated junior volunteer fireman with the Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department, and a Boy Scout with Troop 242 working towards Eagle.

Theresa W. Ransone joined Bank of Lancaster in January 1979. She has held the positions of Data Processor, Courier, Teller, Customer Service Representative, and Trust Department Operations Specialist. In May 1991, Ransone was elected to head the Bank’s newly formed Golden Advantage program. In December 1993, Ransone was promoted to Golden Advantage Operations Officer and in 1998, was promoted to Assistant Vice President. Ransone is responsible for the Company’s Golden Advantage program throughout the Northern Neck and is Editor of the quarterly Golden Advantage newsletter.

Ransone, a native of Lancaster County, is a graduate of Lancaster High School. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University studying Photo Journalism. Ransone is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s School of Bank Management and received a diploma in Principles of Banking from the American Institute of Banking. Ransone is a certified Financial Paraplanner.

Ransone has been involved in her community over the years. She is currently a Director of the Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury Foundation Board. She is past President of the Lancaster County Jr. Women’s Club, past Officer of the Lee District Junior Women’s Clubs, past volunteer for the Virginia Co-operative Extension Financial Services, past Director and Chairman of the Bay Aging Board, past Advisory Board member of the Commonwealth of Virginia Department on Aging, past President Virginia Banker’s Association Young Banker’s Section, past Director of the Virginia Banker’s Association Board, and past financial education volunteer for the Transition unit at Haynesville Correctional Facility.

Ransone and her husband Rannie reside in Irvington. She has a grown daughter Emory and son-in-law Michael. Ransone is a member of Irvington Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the Steamboat Era Museum.

Greene stated “It gives me a great deal of pleasure to make this announcement about Kylie’s and Theresa’s promotions. They both provide a great deal of leadership and professional service on a daily basis to their co-workers, our customers and to the communities we serve. It is through the commitment and dedication of individuals like Kylie and Theresa that has positioned Bank of Lancaster and Bay Trust, affiliates of Bay Banks of Virginia, as the area’s premier and most complete financial services provider. We are very fortunate and proud to have them as members of our Bay Banks family. Their recognition is well deserved.”


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