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Meredith Smith & Janie Jenkins Promoted


                             Meredith Smith                                                                                               Janie Jenkins

Meredith M. Smith and Andrea J. “Janie” Jenkins have been promoted by the Board of Directors of Bank of Lancaster to the positions of Assistant Vice President, reports Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, Randal R. Greene.

Smith joined Bank of Lancaster’s Commercial Lending Department in October 2005. She began as a Commercial Loan Processor and in October 2006 was elevated to Commercial Lending Operations Manager. In April 2008, Smith was promoted to Commercial Lending Officer. Smith oversees the commercial loan portfolio for the Bank’s upper region, which includes Essex, Richmond, Westmoreland, King George, and upper Northumberland Counties.

A native of Richmond County, Smith is a graduate of Rappahannock High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. She has continued her education in the field of banking by graduating from the Virginia School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia. The three-year school is sponsored by the Virginia Bankers Association in cooperation with the McIntire School of Commerce at the University. Smith is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Liberty University.

Active in her community, Smith is acting Chairman of the Board for the Richmond County Museum, Vice President of the Warsaw Richmond County Main Street Program, and Treasurer of the Northern Neck Southside Area Bankers Association. Smith says that she is dedicated to giving back to the community where she was born and raised and is very grateful to work for an organization that supports this vision.

Smith and her husband Jamie reside in Warsaw with their 3 year-old son Jack.

Jenkins, a resident of the Northern Neck since 1979, is a graduate of Northumberland High School. She began her banking career in 1988 as a teller and later became an Assistant Branch Manager. Jenkins joined the Bank of Lancaster family in October 2000 as an Assistant Branch Manager at the Warsaw Office. Jenkins was promoted to Branch Manager in March 2001 and to Branch Officer in December 2004. Jenkins joined the Bank’s Compliance Department in May 2005, where she currently serves as the Bank’s Deposit Compliance Officer and Assistant Bank Secrecy Officer.

Over the years, Jenkins has continued her education in the field of banking by attending courses at Rappahannock Community College as well as seminars and schools sponsored by the American Bankers Association and Virginia Bankers Association. Jenkins is a 2004 graduate of the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She received her certification as a Bank Secrecy Officer in June 2009.

Jenkins is committed to serving her community. She is currently active in the local Relay for Life as a member of the Bank’s Angels for Life team and the March of Dimes. She has served as a Board member for the Northumberland County Chamber of Commerce; a Board member for the Northern Neck Tourism Council; and a Board member and secretary for the Northumberland County Crime Solvers. Jenkins was a Girl Scout Leader for Troop 95 for 8 years; past president and treasurer for Northumberland Junior Woman’s Club and past secretary for the Richmond County Elementary PTA.

Jenkins and her husband Dennis reside in Westmoreland County. They have four grown children: Laura and Katheryn Sullivan and Adam and Eric Jenkins. Jenkins attends Menokin Baptist Church and is a member of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Women’s Business Network of the Northern Neck.

In making this announcement, Greene stated, “we are committed to delivering distinctive service and quality financial products to the communities we serve. Personal, professional service is Bank of Lancaster’s trademark. Both Meredith and Janie have a strong commitment to service excellence, fully understanding our company’s desire to create long-standing relationships with our customers. We are very proud to have them on our team.”


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