National Bank Welcomes Mark Smith as Chief Credit Officer

National Bank would like to welcome Mark A. Smith as Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Smith will work from the bank’s Hubbard Street headquarters office in Blacksburg, Virginia.
A veteran banker with over twenty-five years in the field, Smith brings extensive experience as an auditor, credit analyst, commercial lender and senior executive to his new position at National Bank. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Economics and a graduate of the Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida.
“We are thrilled that Mark has chosen to join National Bank in this important role,” said F. Brad Denardo, President and CEO. “We think that Mark’s knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset for the bank moving forward, and we’re very excited to be working with him.”
A native of Brookneal, Virginia, Smith spent twenty years working in several Florida markets before returning to Southwest Virginia in 2013. He now resides in Roanoke with his wife and three children.
National Bank is a 125 year-old community bank with $1.2 billion in assets and 26 offices throughout Southwest Virginia. The bank is a subsidiary of National Bankshares, Inc., a Blacksburg-based financial holding company traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “NKSH.”