January 26, 2018 7:30 AM - 9 AM ET
ACG Richmond's Breakfast Series brings together the Greater Richmond business community to network and hear high caliber industry experts share their outlook, opinions, challenges and successes.
Join us as Bruce Whitehurst, President and CEO of the Virginia Bankers Association addresses questions such as how the banking industry has changed and what challenges the industry faces as banks seek to spark economic growth through lending and community investment, nearly a decade after the financial crisis. Bruce will address these questions with an emphasis on regional and statewide changes in banking and how these changes impact the business community.
Bruce Whitehurst joined the Virginia Bankers Association in 1993 following a 10-year career in retail and commercial banking. He has served as president and chief executive officer of the association since 2007 and was previously executive vice president. While at the VBA, Bruce has worked with member banks in a variety of areas, to include government relations, education and training, financial literacy, and partnering with banks in a number of innovative ways to help them enter new lines of business. He also speaks about and on behalf of the industry on a regular basis. As a banking industry advocate, Bruce is active at the national level. He served on the American Bankers Association’s Regulatory Reform Task Force during the 2008-2009 financial crisis and served as an ABA Board member and chairman of the Alliance of State Bankers Associations in 2012-2013. He has also served on the ABA Community Bankers Council and the ABA Government Relations Council. Committed to serving his community, Bruce is a director of and has chaired United Methodist Family Services in Richmond, VA and the Virginia Council on Economic Education. Bruce received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William & Mary, his MBA from the University of Richmond and is a graduate of the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management.
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