The Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA) recently announced its Emerging Community Bank Leaders third annual “40 under 40” awards selection for 2021. The ICBA recognizes community-minded, innovative leaders under 40 years old who represent the future of the community banking industry.
F&M Bank’s Chief Credit Officer, Paul Eberly, has been recognized on this nationwide list, and is the only recipient from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Under Paul’s leadership, F&M Bank’s agricultural loan portfolio has grown almost 300% in two years and continues to grow with new clients. As part of this work, he created an agriculture advisory board at the bank, which is dedicated to connecting with ag customers.
The Top 40 Winners list is featured in the June 2021 issue of Independent Banker magazine.