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John Asbury

John Asbury

President and CEO, Union Bankshares

John Asbury joined Union in October, 2016 as President and CEO.  Asbury came to Union as part of a planned succession for the former CEO, who retired following 26 years in role.  Asbury is a career banker with 30 years of experience in Commercial and Corporate banking.  Most recently, he was President and CEO of privately-held First National Bank of Santa Fe, a multi-state bank with locations primarily in the Southwest I-25 corridor between Denver, CO and Albuquerque, NM.  Prior to that, he was Senior Executive Vice President and Head of the Business Services Group at Regions Financial Corporation, one of the nation’s largest full-service banks with $126 billion in assets.  Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and operates approximately 1,600 banking offices.  At Regions, Asbury led all lines of business that serve the company’s business and commercial banking customers.  Prior to Regions, he spent 17 years at Bank of America, ultimately leaving as the Pacific Northwest Region Executive for Business Banking in Seattle, WA. Asbury has broad experience in commercial banking with prior positions responsible for multiple services and regions.  After graduating from Virginia Tech, he began his banking career in the management training program at Wachovia Bank & Trust in Winston-Salem, NC.  Asbury also holds an MBA from The College of William & Mary and is a native of Virginia, born in Radford.