Plum Chairs State Community Bankers Association

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October 26, 2018
Brian K. Plum has been elected to lead the Virginia Association of Community Banks as its 2018-19 Chairman.  Plum is the Chief Executive Officer of Blue Ridge Bank in Luray, and the President & CEO of parent company Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc.
“Brian brings an enormous amount of energy and creativity to the table.  His enthusiasm for community banking – his community, his customers and his fellow bankers – is contagious,” according to Steve Yeakel, VACB President & CEO.
Plum has accomplished much despite not yet reaching age 40.  He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Economics from Eastern Mennonite University, a Master of Science in Accounting from James Madison University, and a Master of Business Administration from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. A Certified Public Accountant, he has been named a “Super CPA” three times by Virginia Business and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Plum has provided leadership to the bank and the holding company since December of 2014, after working in several other capacities at the bank.  He is married to Jennifer Ryder Plum, and they have two young children.
Chartered in 1893, Blue Ridge Bank has grown to $490 million in assets.  The bank has retail offices in the northern Shenandoah Valley, Charlottesville and Southside Virginia, and mortgage offices in North Carolina.
The Virginia Association of Community Banks is an association of locally owned and operated banks.  VACB provides the state’s community bankers with undiluted advocacy at the federal level, targeted educational programming and quality opportunities for collaboration among their member bankers and associate members.  Headquartered in Richmond, VACB has strived to improve the lives of employees and customers in community banks across the Commonwealth for forty-one years.