During the 125th Annual Convention of the Virginia Bankers Association, Scott C. Harvard, CEO & Director of First Bank, Virginia in Strasburg, was named chairman of the Virginia Bankers Association (VBA). He succeeds William (Bill) H. Hayter, President & CEO/Director of First Bank & Trust Company, to become VBA’s 126th chairman.

Commenting on Harvard’s election, VBA President and CEO Bruce T. Whitehurst said, “Throughout his banking career, Scott has displayed a steadfast dedication to the financial success of individuals, families, businesses and communities. His commitment to our industry has already proven to be a significant asset to our board.”

“The Virginia Bankers Association has a proud history of leading the way, and I am excited to become a part of this tradition as the 126th chairman,” said Harvard. “I look forward to working with VBA’s outstanding team and membership to help shape the future of banking.”

Prior to joining First National Corporation, Harvard owned and operated Harvard Resources from 2009 to 2011. He served as the president and CEO of Shore Bank from 1985 to 2008 and served as an executive vice president of Delmarva Operations at Hampton Roads Bankshares Inc. from June 2008 to June 2009.

Harvard served as the chairman of Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, a subsidiary of Federal Home Loan Banks, from January 1, 2007 to 2012 and recently rejoined the board.

He holds a B.A. degree from Rollins College and has participated in a number of banking associated schools.