SOURCE: Yadkin Valley Bank and Trust Company

June 23, 2006 09:46 ET

Edwin Laws and Chris McSwain Receive Promotions at Yadkin Valley Bank and Trust Company

ELKIN, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 23, 2006 -- Yadkin Valley Bank, Elkin, is pleased to announce that Edwin E. Laws, 47, was recently promoted to Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. William Christopher (Chris) McSwain, 42, was promoted to Vice President, Human Resources. The announcement, effective June 1, 2006, was made by William A. Long, President & Chief Executive Officer.

Laws joined Piedmont Bank in 1997 as Chief Financial Officer. Since the merger with Yadkin Valley Bank in 2002, Laws has been Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Yadkin Valley Bank and Trust Company.

Laws graduated from Ridgeview High School (Atlanta, GA) in 1977 and earned his bachelor's degree from Wake Forest in 1981. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor with 25 years experience in accounting and auditing.

Edwin lives in Statesville with his daughter and son.

McSwain joined Yadkin Valley Bank in August of 2005. He is responsible for the Human Resource function. He has been instrumental in re-designing the staffing and recruiting process within the bank and has also been vital in re-structuring salary administration, employee benefit offerings and the HR development program.

McSwain holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gardner-Webb University, a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Theological Seminary and a Master of Science in Organizational Change from Pfeiffer University.

Chris lives in Newton with his wife Katherine, and their three daughters.

Yadkin Valley Bank, a community bank headquartered in Elkin, North Carolina, serves customers from twenty-three full-service banking offices located in the piedmont, foothills and northwest mountains of North Carolina and serves customers in eight counties through its three banking regions, Yadkin Valley, High Country, and Piedmont.

Contact Information

  • For additional information contact:
    William A. Long
    President & CEO
    (336) 526-6315