Lora Jones Named Vice President/Controller

National Bankshares, Inc. is pleased to announce that Lora Jones has been named Vice President/Controller.

Ms. Jones joined National Bankshares, Inc. in 2010 as a Corporate Analyst, was promoted to Corporate Analysis Officer in 2011 and was named Controller in 2014. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Virginia Tech where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Information Systems.
“We’re very proud of Lora and excited to offer her this promotion,” said National Bankshares Chairman, President and CEO James G. Rakes. “We wanted to recognize her many contributions to the Company as well as the skill, character and experience she brings to the position. We are very fortunate to have her on our team.”
Ms. Jones currently resides in Pembroke, Virginia with her husband, Darren, and daughter, Aurora. She is a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
National Bankshares, Inc. is the Blacksburg, Virginia based parent company of National Bank, a 125 year-old community bank with 26 offices located throughout Southwest Virginia, and National Bankshares Financial Services, Inc., an investment and insurance subsidiary in the same trade area. The Company’s stock is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “NKSH.” Additional information is available at www.nationalbankshares.com.