SOURCE: Bank of Georgetown

September 20, 2007 08:45 ET

Bank of Georgetown Hires LaKendra McNair as New Vice President, Manager for Friendship Heights Branch

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - September 20, 2007) - Bank of Georgetown, a community bank chartered in Washington, D.C., has hired LaKendra McNair to lead its Friendship Heights Branch as vice president and branch manager.

"We are very excited to have LaKendra on board to lead the Friendship Heights Branch," said Bank of Georgetown President and CEO Michael Fitzgerald. "Her noteworthy experience in managing teams, customer service and branch development, combined with her familiarity with the businesses in and around the Friendship Heights area, will benefit Bank of Georgetown and the diverse communities we serve."

McNair has more than 10 years of experience in local banking, all of which was with Chevy Chase Bank. Most recently, she served as senior branch officer and branch manager of Chevy Chase's Kensington branch. There, McNair proactively and effectively managed more than 3,000 customer accounts that helped grow and maintain relationships throughout the community. In her first year, she helped to increase the deposit base by $7 million. McNair also developed and executed strategic fiscal plans to establish and maintain operational, sales and customer service excellence.

"It's exciting to join Bank of Georgetown," McNair said. "I've been serving the Washington community throughout my entire career, and having the chance to work with a bank that's focused on providing customer-focused financial solutions in an entrepreneurial-style environment is an incredible opportunity. I look forward to providing the citizens and businesses of this community with a high level of personalized customer service and delivering the excellent financial solutions for which Bank of Georgetown is becoming so well-known."

Prior to serving as senior branch officer for Chevy Chase Bank, McNair held a variety of roles within the organization. She was assistant branch manager for five years in several bank locations throughout D.C. and Maryland, in which role her prime duty was to drive individual sales goals and manage her sales team's activity and productivity.

McNair began her career with Chevy Chase Bank as a sales and service representative, providing customer support for new and existing account holders. She has been accredited as a home equity specialist, mortgage adviser and notary public in the state of Maryland. McNair earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia Union College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

About Bank of Georgetown

Bank of Georgetown is a fast-growing, Washington, D.C.-chartered community bank with branches in Georgetown, Friendship Heights and Arlington, Va. The bank specializes in helping local organizations achieve their financial goals, by delivering competitive loan, deposit, and cash management products and services. All bank associates are experienced banking professionals dedicated to assisting customers with their banking needs. Founded in 2005 by Chairman Curtin Winsor and President and CEO Michael Fitzgerald, Bank of Georgetown offers unique customer-focused and technologically advanced services in order to maximize the relationship banking experience for its clients. More information about the bank is available at

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