National Bankshares, Inc. Promotes Patrick Lamm to Senior Vice President

James G. Rakes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bankshares, Inc., has announced the promotion of Patrick Lamm to Senior Vice President of Credit Administration.

“We are pleased to recognize Patrick’s many contributions to our company with this promotion,” said Rakes. “His knowledge, experience and outstanding leadership of the Credit Review Department make him a valuable member of our team.”

Mr. Lamm is a graduate of Virginia Tech and the Virginia Bankers Association School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia. He began his career with the company in 1989 and was promoted to Credit Review Officer in 1993. In 2004 Mr. Lamm was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Credit Review and in 2007 was named Vice President of Credit Review.

Mr. Lamm currently resides in McCoy, Virginia with his wife, Edwina, and has two daughters, Shannon and Kelly.

National Bankshares, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia, with total assets of approximately $1.09 billion.  It is the parent company of National Bank, a 121 year-old community bank with 25 offices throughout Southwest Virginia.  The Company's stock is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "NKSH." Additional information is available on the Company’s web site at