FAIRFAX, Va. – After 42 years in the banking business, First Virginia Community Bank (FVCbank) President and Vice Chairman Burwell Gunn will retire from the industry on March 15, 2014. Current FVCbank Chairman and CEO David W. Pijor will assume the position of President.
“Burwell has given us an outstanding example of commitment and dedication that we should all aspire to in our daily endeavors,” Pijor said. “We are sad to see him leave, but we are so happy that he is able to take this important life step with such a history of success to look back upon.”
Gunn has served as President and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for FVCbank since 2008. Under his leadership, the bank completed its first acquisition, 1st Commonwealth Bank of Virginia and expanded its footprint into Arlington, Va.
Gunn has a long record of work in the banking industry in the greater Washington, D.C. Area. Immediately prior to his position at FVCbank he served as the Senior Vice President of Commerce Bank and had previously held the position of Managing Director for Provident Bank. Gunn also founded the Cardinal Financial Corporation, a publicly traded community banking entity located in Fairfax, Virginia.
“I certainly could not comfortably come to this decision if it were not for my complete confidence, appreciation and admiration for our executive team, our officers and staff at FVCbank,” said Gunn in an e-mail announcing his resignation. “What a great pleasure it is to work with such nice and talented people.”