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Board of Directors & Executive Management
Meet the leaders who keep us on the right course for the future
As a community bank, our goal is to serve you so well that you truly “love banking here.” This attitude starts with our board of directors and executive team. Whether it’s putting customer-friendly policies in place or pursuing the latest bank technology that will make your life easier, our leaders never take their eye off the future.
Norman D. Wagstaff, Jr.
ChairmanLocation: Corporate Division: Board of Directors
One of the original stockholders of CCB, Wagstaff currently serves on the Executive Committee, ALCO Committee, Personnel Committee and Governance Committee at CCB.
Wagstaff is passionate about the future of CCB and believes that serving on the Board of Directors is both a privilege and honor. He strives to represent shareholders while working together with a dedicated Board, officers and staff to make CCB extraordinary. In support of that effort, he completed Bank Director’s College in 2008 and ICBA Bank Director’s University in 2012.
He currently owns and serves as President of three thriving local businesses including Wagstaff Construction Services, Inc.; Trottinridge Commercial Properties, LLC; and Wagstaff Angus, established 66 years ago by his father. He is active in his community, having served as past president of Lake Country Rotary Club. Currently, he serves on the board of the Lake Country Home Builders Association where he also was a charter member and past president. Wagstaff is a member of the Paul Harris Society, Community Memorial Health Center Cornerstone Society and serves on the Advisory Board for Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation.
A lifetime member of Bethel Baptist Church, he and his wife Connie reside in Skipwith.
G. Nelson Baird
Vice-ChairmanLocation: Corporate Division: Board of Directors
G. Nelson Baird graduated from Brunswick Academy in 1977 and immediately joined his father and grandfather in the family business. Three generations worked side by side at Baird Pulpwood and Timber Sales for more than 20 years. Today, Baird and his father focus primarily on tree and cattle farming, and he also is involved in real estate.
"I've watched CCB grow from its early beginnings with my father, Garland W. Baird, as a founding member," says Baird. "Now, I have the opportunity to continue his legacy and help bring value to the shareholders. Equally important, I'm proud to be part of a vital community bank that makes personal relationships and customer service a top priority."
Baird and his wife Chyrel live in Brodnax. They have three children and four grandchildren who all live close by. In his free time, he enjoys horseback riding and spending time with his extended family. He is a member of Brodnax United Methodist Church and has hosted fundraising events for the church as well as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He also serves on the Community Memorial Healthcenter Board of Directors.
James A. Butts, III
SecretaryLocation: Corporate Division: Board of Directors
James A. “Jimmy” Butts, III was elected to the CCB Board of Directors in August 2008. A lifelong resident of South Hill, Virginia, Butts has played a vital role in the success of CCB.
Butts graduated from Park View High School in 1965 and Wake Forest University in 1969. After returning home, he taught American History at Park View Junior High School from 1969 to 1971, and also served in the Virginia Army National Guard from 1970 to 1976. In 1974 Jimmy received a J.D. degree from T. C. Williams School of Law-University of Richmond, serving as a member of the Law Review, Chairman of the Moot court committee, and was elected to the honorary McNeill Law Society. Since 1974, he has practiced law with the firm of Butts & Butts, where most of his practice is devoted to estate planning and administration, business, and real estate law. In addition to his success in business, Butts served twenty-four years as an elected member of the South Hill Town Council and as a member of the South Hill Planning Commission. He now serves as Attorney for the Town of South Hill and on the South Hill Industrial Development Authority.
William S. "Billy" Wilkinson
DirectorLocation: Corporate Division: Board of Directors
Williams S. “Billy” Wilkinson was elected to the CCB Board of Directors in December 2010. A lifelong native to Mecklenburg County, Wilkinson and his wife, Bonnie reside in Union Level, Virginia. As one of the charter shareholders and early customers, Wilkinson’s commitment to CCB has been constant.
Mr. Wilkinson graduated from Kenston Forest High School in 1979 to go on to earn an A.S. degree in Business Administration from Ferrum College in 1981. After college Wilkinson joined his father as a partner in their family farming operation and the management of a tobacco warehouse for the sale of flue-cured tobacco. Wilkinson is now the Owner and President of Circle W. Farms, Inc., a producer of tobacco, soybeans, wheat, and cattle, as well as Owner of Wilkinson Enterprises, Inc., which serves as the largest receiving station for contracted tobacco in Mecklenburg County Virginia. In addition to his successful farming and warehouse operations, Wilkinson is the majority owner and Vice President of Service Plus Propane, managing partner of HGM&S, LLC and Bluebird Enterprises, LLC.
Wilkinson has been a strong figure in the community for many years. He is a member and trustee of Zion United Methodist Church, and currently serves on the following boards: VCU/CMH Health Center, Mecklenburg County IDS, Mecklenburg County Farm Bureau, and the Virginia Tobacco Growers Association. Wilkinson’s wealth of knowledge in farming, small business, and real estate investment brings incredible value to the Board. Wilkinson states “It is a privilege to have the opportunity to serve on CCB’s Board of Directors. As a business owner and a community member I know that a community bank plays a vital role in the community in which it is a part of, therefore, I am committed to working with CCB’s Board of Directors, management team, and staff to insure we are not only bring value to our shareholders but also to every community which we serve.”
Matthew B. Glover
Organizing DirectorLocation: Corporate Division: Board of Directors
Matthew B. (Matt) Glover is a founding member of the CCB Board of Directors. He graduated from Northeast Academy in 1976. He received his A.S. from Chowan University and his Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from North Carolina State University in 1980. Matt returned home to work alongside his father and brother in their now third generation family business. As Vice President of Glover Construction Co., Inc., Matt is responsible for managing construction contracts, day to day business affairs, banking relations, and handling insurance and legal matters for the grading company that operates in 10 southeastern states.
“I have certainly enjoyed meeting and working alongside the fine folks of south-central Virginia during the formation of CCB, learning more about banking and the importance of having strong community banks in the areas we serve,” says Glover.
Matt and his wife, Susan, reside in Seaboard, NC and have two daughters. He is active in his home church, Elam Baptist Church and teaches Sunday School and serves as a deacon. Matt enjoys bow hunting in his spare time, spending time at Lake Gaston fishing with his family and friends, and attending sporting events at N.C. State. He is a Director for Youth Camps for Christ (Camp Willow Run/Camp Willow Springs) and has served as a Director at Chowan University, several county boards, and the Union Mission of Roanoke Rapids.
Sheri A. Sparkman
DirectorLocation: Corporate Division: Board of Directors
Originally from South Hill, Sparkman attended Meredith College before graduating from Braxton Business School in Richmond, Va. She and her husband returned to the area to collaborate on family business operations at Virginia Homes Manufacturing and Superior Investments, Inc. Sparkman has served as secretary and treasurer at Superior Investments, Inc., a development and property management firm, for nearly 30 years.
Outside the office, she has devoted countless hours and remains supportive of Lake Country community and charitable programs. Sparkman performed civic leadership roles for area community events, school and athletic programs, and was the long-time treasurer for Friends of the R.T. Arnold Library in South Hill. She is past president and former Woman of the Year for the South Hill Junior Women's Club and past president of the American Heart Association's Mecklenburg County unit. She is a member, Clerk of Session and former children’s Sunday School teacher at South Hill Presbyterian Church, and recently served as public relations chair for the Community Memorial Healthcare Capital Campaign. Married to Mike Sparkman for 32 years, they have three grown children and reside in South Hill.
E. Eugene "Gene" Coleman Jr.
DirectorLocation: Corporate Division: Board of Directors
E. Eugene “Gene” Coleman, Jr. was elected to the CCB Board of Directors in March 2016. Mr. Coleman and his wife Sylvia have resided in Boydton, Virginia for the past forty one years. With his long-spanning public service career and endless hours of community service, CCB is pleased to have Mr. Coleman and the unique perspective he brings, on our Board of Directors.
Coleman graduated from Bluestone High School in 1969 to go on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Elon University. In 1973, he began his public service career with the Juvenile Probation Offices for the counties of Mecklenburg, Lunenburg, and Halifax. In 1981, Coleman was named Supervisor of Probation Services and in 1984 he was elected Clerk of Mecklenburg Circuit Court until his retirement in 2015. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Gene currently serves as the President of Boydton Fire Department, member of Mecklenburg County’s Library Foundation and the Chase City Medical Center Board of Facilities. Coleman’s past contributions include President of the Boydton Ruritan Club, Chairman of Mecklenburg County Special Education Advisory Board, Member of Community Memorial Hospital Foundation Board and Mecklenburg County’s Board of Commissioners.
With Coleman’s proven track record of sound judgment, decision making, solid management skills, and his knowledge and passion for the community, he is a natural fit for CCB’s culture and future. “I am excited and honored at the opportunity to join CCB’s Board of Directors” says Coleman. “With the community-driven attitude shared by the CCB team and myself, together we will continue to brighten CCB’s future.”
Ronald S. Wells
DirectorLocation: Corporate Division: Board of Directors
Ronald S. “Ronnie” Wells was elected to the CCB Board of Directors in December 2011. A native of Mecklenburg County, Wells resides in Boydton, Virginia and is no stranger to CCB. His father, James Hart Wells, was a founding director of CCB as well as its first president and CEO.
Mr. Wells graduated from Kenston Forest High School in 1977 to go on to earn an A.S. degree from Ferrum College and completed his Bachelor’s degree in General Business and Finance at Virginia Tech in 1981. In 1985, Wells took ownership of Brian’s Steak House in South Hill, Virginia where he expanded the restaurant into what is known as one of southern Virginia’s premier catering services. In addition to his success in business, Mr. Wells has been a member of the South Hill First Baptist Church since 1974, served on the South Hill Chamber of Commerce board twice, and served on the Lake Country Area Agency on Aging board since 2004.
As the only restaurateur on the Board, Mr. Wells provides insight and perspective specifically tailored to small business owners and entrepreneurs. “I am honored to serve on CCB’s Board of Directors. As a local business owner, I recognize how important a community bank is to its local community,” says Wells. “I hold the community very close to my heart and I am dedicated to working with the Board of Directors, staff, management, and shareholders of CCB to continue the vision that was set forth by my father and the founding directors of CCB to bring the community banking spirit to each of the communities we serve.”
James R. Black
President, Chief Executive OfficerLocation: Corporate Division: Board of Directors Phone: (434) 447-2265 Contact Me
President and Chief Executive Officer, James R. Black, joined the CCB team in October 2006. With over twenty five years of solid understanding of banking, Black’s insight and commitment has been invaluable to CCB’s shareholders, board of directors, employees, customers and communities.
James, a native of Chesterfield County, Virginia, graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993 with a concentration in finance and economics. After earning his accreditation as a Chartered Financial Analyst in 1999, Black served as a commissioned bank examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. James was no stranger to community banking as he served as Chief Financial Officer of three other community banks before joining the CCB team. In addition to his role as President and Chief Executive Officer, Black was appointed to CCB’s Board of Directors in 2012.
James currently resides in South Hill, Virginia, with his wife Erica and their two sons Ethan and Hayden. “I am privileged to be a part of a team that is deeply committed to the success of CCB and the communities we serve” says Black. “As we continue to expand our presence in southern Virginia and northern North Carolina, the team and I are dedicated to building superior value for our shareholders, employees, customers and communities.”
Vera H. Primm
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial OfficerLocation: Corporate Division: Executive Team Phone: (434) 447-2265 Contact Me
Primm has dedicated over three decades to Virginia's finance and banking industry. Having previously served as Chief Financial Officer at Bank of Virginia, Peoples Bank of Virginia and F&M Bank, she prefers the spirit of a community bank and is well-positioned to oversee all financial and human systems of CCB.
"Vera’s experience and hands on approach have made a measurable contribution toward the long-term success of our shareholders and customers," says Black. "She is a vital member of our senior management team."
Originally from Virginia's Northern Neck, Primm earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics and classical studies from Mary Washington College. She also is a graduate of the VBA School of Executive Banking. While fiscal policy, management and reporting top her list of primary responsibilities, delivering profitability and value at every level are keys to success.
She and John, her husband of thrityseven years, have three grown children, three grandchildren, and reside in North Chesterfield.
"CCB's identity as a community bank is tangible at every level," says Primm. "My philosophy is to help the bank succeed in accomplishing its long-term goals while remaining true to its heritage and hallmark service standards."
Executive Vice President, Chief Credit OfficerLocation: Corporate Division: Executive Team Phone: (434) 447-2265 Contact Me
Dan F. Stewart joined the CCB team on December 14, 2016 as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Stewart’s primary focus is leading CCB’s credit administration team to ensure strong asset quality and to assist loan officers with growing the Bank’s loan portfolio in a sound manner. After spending many years as a team leader for Credit Risk Management, LLC, Dan is excited to return to a community bank where he can play a key role in the success of the Bank, its customers and its shareholders.
Dan graduated with an MBA from Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management and also has a business administration degree from Wake Forest University. The majority of Dan’s community banking experience was earned in Hickory, NC, where he served as a senior lender for Bank of Granite and market president for Community One Bank. Dan’s experience in business development, portfolio management and credit analysis provides a broad range of skills that will be applied for CCB’s credit oversight.
President and CEO James R. Black commented, “The team and I are truly excited to have Dan onboard. His valuable experience and professional skill sets fit hand in glove as we continue to build our Bank and loan portfolio.”
Dan was active in the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce and served as a board member of the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club and Hospitality House. He represented Community One Bank as a member of the Lenoir Rhyne Business Council and the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation. He was named 2007 Rotarian of the year by Hickory Rotary Club and featured in a 2011 Wake Forest Magazine article on former varsity athletes, “Where Are They Now?”
Christy F. Quesenbery
Executive Vice President, Chief Operations OfficerLocation: South Hill Division: Executive Team Phone: (434) 447-2265 Contact Me
With over thirty years of banking experience, Quesenbery brings experience in a broad range of functions including but not limited to Information Technology, Loan and Deposit Operations, Compliance, E-Banking, and Human Resources.
Christy is a 1980 graduate of James Madison University, 1994 graduate of Fredericksburg Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership School, and a 1997 graduate of University of Virginia’s Bank Management School. Prior to joining the CCB team Quesenbery served as Senior Vice President of Operations, Information and Security for Bank of Virginia, Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of Virginia Partners Bank, and Vice President, Compliance and BSA Officer of The National Bank of Fredericksburg before being acquired by PNC. Christy has contributed countless hours as Director and former Chairman as FIS National BancPac Advisory Board, Organizer, Director and former President of Northeast BancPac Users Group, Member of Infragard Richmond Chapter, Director and former Treasurer of FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association, and Accounting Instructor for American Institute of Banking. “I am excited to start this new venture with CCB and its team,” says Quesenbery.
President and CEO James R. Black commented, “We are extremely pleased to have Christy join the CCB team. Christy’s wealth of knowledge and experience are invaluable as we continue to enhance our operating structure and products lines.”