Union Bank & Trust Names Shawn O’Brien Consumer Banking Group Executive

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Union Bank & Trust has named Shawn E. O’Brien Executive Vice President and Consumer Banking Group Executive with responsibility for all consumer banking branches and teammates effective February 18, 2019.

“Shawn brings significant retail banking experience to Union and will help us achieve our ambitious goals for growth,” said Maria P. Tedesco, president of Union Bank & Trust.  “His detailed knowledge of branch networks and digital savvy will be a great addition to our leadership team. We’re thrilled to have him join our team.”

O’Brien, 46, was most recently Executive Vice President, Consumer Segment Group and Business Planning for BBVA Compass Bank where he was responsible for the bank’s consumer clients in branch and digital channels.  He also held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility at BBVA Compass including: Deposit and Payment Products, Strategic Planning and Corporate Planning and Analysis.  O’Brien began his banking career at Huntington National Bank in retail branch strategy and product management.

O’Brien received his M.B.A from The Ohio State University and his Bachelor of Philosophy from Miami University.

Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Union Bankshares Corporation (Nasdaq: UBSH) is the holding company for Union Bank & Trust. Union Bank & Trust has 140 branches, seven of which are operated as Xenith Bank, a division of Union Bank & Trust of Richmond, Virginia, and approximately 190 ATMs located throughout Virginia and in portions of Maryland and North Carolina. Non-bank affiliates of the holding company include: Old Dominion Capital Management, Inc. as well as its subsidiary Outfitter Advisors, Ltd., and Dixon, Hubard, Feinour, & Brown, Inc., all of which provide investment advisory services, and Union Insurance Group, LLC, which offers various lines of insurance products.

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Bill Cimino (804) 448-0937, VP and Director of Investor Relations
Beth Shivak (804) 327-5746 VP and Director of Corporate Communications


Source: Union Bankshares Corporation