Oakes promoted to president of Virginia Bank & Trust

Virginia Bank & Trust announced this week the promotion of Jerry Oakes to president.

“Jerry is a valuable member of our team here at Virginia Bank & Trust,” said Don Merricks, chairman and CEO of Virginia Bank & Trust. “This new role builds on the reputation that Jerry has cultivated at our community bank — respect, leadership, honesty and hard work. I am pleased that he is part of our team and will take on new leadership roles within the organization.”

Oakes is a graduate of Averett University and the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management. He has worked in the Danville area for more than 30 years in business and commercial lending.

He has served on various local boards and is a member of Christ Episcopal Church and the Chatham Lions Club. Jerry and his wife, Sarah, reside in Chatham.

—Special to the Register & Bee

—Special to the Register & Bee

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