First Virginia Community Bank Hires Branch Manager for New Springfield Location

Virginia Banking Veteran to Open Springfield Branch in November

For Immediate Release —

SPRINGFIELD, Va. - First Virginia Community Bank (FVCbank), named one of the 50 fastest-growing businesses in Virginia, welcomes Pati M. Gambino as vice president and branch manager of the soon-to-be opened Springfield Branch.

“As First Virginia Community Bank continues to grow, we are intent on building a team that is comprised of individuals who are committed to helping Virginia communities meet their goals and thrive in today’s economy. We welcome Pati Gambino, an experienced professional who has long demonstrated both a professional and personal commitment to serving Virginia businesses,” said David W. Pijor, FVCbank Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Gambino is a 45-year veteran of the area banking industry. In her most recent position, she served as branch manager, vice president and consumer lender at Union First Market Bank, formerly Prosperity Bank and Trust. Gambino’s first banking job was as a proof operator. She also has served as manager and assistant vice president for former Continental Bank. Throughout her banking career, Gambino spent 35 years serving the Springfield community.

FVCbank is slated to open its central Springfield branch, which will be located in the 6500 block of Backlick Road in mid-November 2013.

During 2012, FVCbank’s total loans grew to $331.1 million, which reflects a compounded annual growth rate of 45.5 percent. FVCbank also completed its first acquisition, 1st Commonwealth Bank of Virginia, in 2012, expanding its footprint into Arlington, Va.