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Senior Management

Richard M. Liles
Richard M. Liles
President and Chief Executive Officer
Richard M. Liles Richard has been President, CEO and Member of the Board since 1989. Prior to joining Bank of McKenney, he served as a commercial lender for Bank of Southside Virginia (BSV) for 2 years and for Farm Credit in Virginia and Maryland for 12 years. Richard currently serves on the Boards of Bankers Title, LLC and VBA Benefits Corporation. He has previously served as Chairman of Community Bankers Bank and on many committees with the Virginia Banker’s Association and Virginia Association of Community Banks. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Business Administration and served in the United States Marine Corp. Richard is very active in a number of community service organizations in Dinwiddie County. He has served on the board for Dinwiddie County Farm Bureau as well as various officer positions of DeWitt/Rocky Run and McKenney Ruritans.
Ellen L. Allen
Ellen L. Allen
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Ellen L. Allen Ellen has been in banking since 1978. She has worked in many capacities within the banking industry with her emphasis eventually moving to the Loan Operations/Administration area in the 1990s. Before joining Bank of McKenney in 2012 as Compliance Officer, Ellen was a member of the management team at Bank of Virginia where she headed up Loan Administration. Soon after joining Bank of McKenney her responsibilities were expanded and she was named Credit Administrator in addition to compliance. In December 2016, Ellen was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Ellen is a 2009 graduate of the Virginia Bankers Association’s Executive Leadership Institute as well as a 2001 graduate of the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia.
Philip E. Cardwell
Philip E. Cardwell
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER & CHIEF CREDIT OFFICER
Philip E. Cardwell Philip has over 20 years in the accounting field. He became CFO in 2014 and assumed the duties of CCO in 2016. Prior to joining the Bank, he was a financial institutions audit partner with Elliott Davis. Philip has a broad background in public accounting and business management, but has devoted all of his efforts to financial institutions since 2003. He also served as a Financial Representative with Wachovia Securities, during which time he became an Accredited Asset Management Specialist. Philip graduated from Radford University with a degree in Accounting and attended the AICPA National Banking School at UVA and is a Virginia licensed Certified Public Accountant. He has been a member of VSCPA and served as president of the Highlands Chapter.
Mark H. Stevens
Mark H. Stevens
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF LENDING OFFICER
Mark H. Stevens Mark has been with Bank of McKenney since 1998 and in banking since 1980. His entire career has been focused in the Tri-Cities market. Since joining Bank of McKenney he has served in various capacities, all related to lending, most recently as the Bank’s Credit Officer and supervisor of the Central Decision Center for loan underwriting from its inception until being promoted to Chief Lending Officer in 2015. Mark serves as Chairman of the Credit Committee and works closely with the Chief Credit Officer to manage the Bank’s lenders and loan portfolio. Mark previously worked for Bank of America (formerly NationsBank, N.A.) for 15 years in various lending and branch management capacities. Mark has an Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and is a graduate of the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia. Mark is very active in community groups serving Petersburg and the Tri-Cities region. He has been a member of the Petersburg Lions Club for 31 years, having served 3 terms as President. He has served on other boards including The Cameron Foundation, Petersburg Methodist Homes for Girls and Crater Small Business Development Center.
Wendy W. Stevens
Wendy W. Stevens
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT, BRANCH COORDINATOR & DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Wendy W. Stevens Wendy’s banking career began in 1976 having worked in various branch roles including branch management with Bank of America (formerly NationsBank, N.A.) she moved to community banking in 2002 as Vice President/Branch Manager with SouthTrust Bank . She joined Bank of McKenney in 2005 and was later named Branch Coordinator in 2007, also becoming a member of the Senior Management team. Her duties were expanded to include Business Development in 2012; she exercises overall supervision, coordination and control over the Bank’s seven branch offices, as well as its Mortgage Department and supervises the Non-Deposit Investment Officer. Wendy supports her community having been a member or officer of the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce as well as other committees and causes. She currently serves on the board of Petersburg Home for Ladies.

Board of Directors

William D. Allen III
William D. Allen III
William D. Allen III W.D. Allen III has served as a director of the Bank since 1981 and is an Attorney at Law in Dinwiddie, VA.
Harry D. Baird III
Harry D. Baird III
Harry D. Baird III Harry D. Baird III has served as a director of the Bank since 1997 and is the Emergency Medical Services Training Coordinator for Chesterfield County Fire Department, in Chesterfield, VA.
Joan D. Clarke
Joan D. Clarke
Joan D. Clarke Joan D. Clarke has served as a director of the Bank since 2006 and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Member with Gregory and Associates, PLLC in Petersburg, VA.
James Scott Deadmon
James Scott Deadmon
James Scott Deadmon James “Scott” Deadmon has served as a director of the Bank since 2012 and is the co-owner of Landscapes by Deadmon, LLC.
Thomas F. Edmunds III
Thomas F. Edmunds III
Thomas F. Edmunds III Thomas F. Edmunds III has served as a director of the Bank since 2012 and is the President & CEO of Edmunds Transport, Inc. and the Vice President of Edmunds Waste Removal, Inc., both headquartered in McKenney, VA.
Rudy L. Hawkins
Rudy L. Hawkins
Rudy L. Hawkins Rudy L. Hawkins has served as a director of the Bank since 1997 and is the owner of Rudy L. Hawkins Electrical Contractor, Inc., in Chester, VA.
Richard M. Liles
Richard M. Liles
Chairman
Richard M. Liles Richard has been President, CEO and Member of the Board since 1989. Prior to joining Bank of McKenney, he served as a commercial lender for Bank of Southside Virginia (BSV) for 2 years and for Farm Credit in Virginia and Maryland for 12 years. Richard currently serves on the Boards of Bankers Title, LLC and VBA Benefits Corporation. He has previously served as Chairman of Community Bankers Bank and on many committees with the Virginia Banker’s Association and Virginia Association of Community Banks. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Business Administration and served in the United States Marine Corp. Richard is very active in a number of community service organizations in Dinwiddie County. He has served on the board for Dinwiddie County Farm Bureau as well as various officer positions of DeWitt/Rocky Run and McKenney Ruritans.
Norman D. Wagstaff Jr.
Vice Chairman
G. Nelson Baird
James R. Black
James A. Butts III
Ronald S. Wells
William S. Wilkinson