National Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Lara E. Ramsey to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Ramsey has been with the bank since 1996, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Administration where she led the bank’s Investment, Human Resources, Marketing, Training, and Corporate Secretary functions.
A native of Lebanon, Virginia, Ms. Ramsey is a graduate of Radford University with a bachelor's degree in both Psychology and Economics and a master's degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She is also a graduate of the Virginia Bankers Association’s School of Bank Management, the American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking, The New River Valley Leadership program, and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources.
President and CEO F. Brad Denardo commented, “This promotion recognizes Lara’s expertise, commitment, and countless contributions to National Bank. The depth and breadth of her knowledge in several key areas of the organization makes her an ideal fit for role of Chief Operating Officer. We are excited to work with Lara in this important new leadership role and are confident she will have a positive impact on the bank’s operations and ultimately the customers and communities we serve.”
Ms. Ramsey currently resides in Radford with her husband, Sean, and son, Benjamin. She is actively involved with the United Way of the New River Valley, where she serves on the Personnel Committee and is a past Board Member. Ms. Ramsey is also active with Radford University Alumni Relations and is a former Board Member of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.
Founded in Blacksburg in 1891, National Bank is a community bank with 24 full-service offices and one loan production office located throughout Southwest Virginia. The bank is a subsidiary of National Bankshares, Inc., a Blacksburg-based financial holding company with over $1.7 billion in assets.