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John C. Asbury

Chair Elect

  • CEO
  • Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation
  • Richmond, VA

John Asbury is Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation (NASDAQ: AUB), having joined the company in October, 2016. Asbury came to Atlantic Union as part of a planned succession for the former CEO, who retired following 26 years in role. Asbury is a career banker with over 35 years of experience in commercial banking. Previously, he was President and CEO of privately-held First National Bank of Santa Fe, a multi-state bank with locations in New Mexico and Colorado.  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. 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, Washington. Asbury began his career in the management training program at Wachovia Bank & Trust in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Active in civic and industry affairs, Asbury currently serves as Chairman of the Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America, and is a prior Chairman of the Virginia Bankers Association. He also serves on the board of directors of a number of not-for-profit organizations, and was appointed by the Governor of Virginia to the Port of Virginia Board of Commissioners, where he currently chairs the port’s growth committee.

Asbury holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Virginia Tech and an MBA from The College of William & Mary. He is a native of Virginia, born in Radford.

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