James G. Rakes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank, Inc., has announced the election of Mildred R. Johnson to the National Bank Board of Directors.
Ms. Johnson is the Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Virginia Tech and has been a recognized leader in higher education for more than 35 years. During her career she has held leadership positions at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Longwood University, Garner-Webb University and Averett University.
“National Bank is proud to welcome Mildred to our Board of Directors,” remarked CEO Rakes. “Higher education is a very important part of the communities we serve, and Mildred’s experience and insight will help us to better serve those communities. We look forward to working with her.”
Ms. Johnson is a member of several professional organizations and is a frequent speaker on the subject of college admissions. She and her husband Rick live in Blacksburg and have two daughters.
Founded in Blacksburg in 1891, National Bank is a community bank with 25 offices throughout Southwest Virginia. The bank is a subsidiary of National Bankshares, Inc., a Blacksburg-based financial holding company with over $1 billion in assets.