After a decade of community bank consolidation without a single new bank charter we see a generational opportunity to bring true community banking – and unparalleled customer service back to the Greater Washington region, arguably the best banking market in the nation.

Our founding team, board of directors and executive management have been leaders in numerous regional community banking success stories. We have deep ties to the local community and a shared passion for bringing community banking service back to Greater DC.

Melinda H. (“Mindi”) McClure

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Ms. McClure was a founding director and chairman of the strategic planning committee of Bank…

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Richard D. Horn

Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Director

Mr. Horn was a founding director of WashingtonFirst Bank, which opened its doors in 2004. After joining…

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Jenifer J. Bush

Chief Lending Officer

Ms. Bush has 30 years of commercial lending experience in the Washington area, having served in various production…

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Matthew D. White

Chief Financial Officer

For the past three years, Mr. White has served as Chief Financial Officer for Colombo Bank in Maryland, where he assisted…

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Vibrant Local
Market

  • Global magnet for talent
  • High growth, low volatility
  • Highly educated
  • Diverse and robust economy

High Demand for
Community Banking

  • Large, growing deposit base
  • 10 years of banking consolidation
  • No new bank charters
  • Frustrated customer base (and bankers)

Strong and
Experienced Team

  • Local banking and financial experts
  • Exceptional record of achievement
  • Deep roots in the community