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Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Richard M. Adams
Chairman & CEO

RICHARD M. ADAMS, 72, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of both United and United Bank (WV). Mr. Adams served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Parkersburg National Bank (PNB), the predecessor to United, from 1975 to 1984, and as the Chairman of the Board of PNB from 1976 to 1984. Mr. Adams has been a director of United since 1984.

Mr. Adams has worked in the banking industry for more than 45 years and has successfully served as the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for more than 40 years. Mr. Adams has the experience and expertise necessary to understand the opportunities and challenges facing the Company, and he possesses the requisite leadership and management skills to promote and execute the Company’s values and strategy. Mr. Adams is very familiar with the Company’s business, industry, regulatory requirements, and markets. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Adams provides unified leadership for the Company, promotes the development and implementation of corporate strategy, and contributes to a more efficient and effective board. Mr. Adams has successfully guided the Company through 31 acquisitions, growing the Company from $100 million to $19.1 billion in assets. Mr. Adams also serves on the Executive Committee.

Richard M. Adams, Jr.
President

President of United Bankshares since 2014; Executive Vice-President of United Bankshares since 2000; Vice Chairman-United Bank; President - United Bank, Inc.

James J. Consagra, Jr.
Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer of United Bankshares since 2014; Executive Vice-President of United Bankshares since 1999; Chief Executive Officer of United Bank.

Douglas Bryon Ernest
Chief Credit Officer

Chief Credit Officer of United Bankshares since 2015; Executive Vice-President of United Bankshares since 2014; Executive Vice-President of United Bank.

Craige L. Smith
Chief Administrative and Information Officer

Chief Administrative and Information Officer of United Bankshares since 2015; Executive Vice- President of United Bankshares since 2010; Executive Vice-President of United Bank.

W. Mark Tatterson
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Chief Financial Officer of United Bankshares since 2015; Executive Vice-President of United Bankshares since 2011; Chief Financial Officer of United Bank.

Darren K. Williams
Chief Risk Officer

Chief Risk Officer of United Bankshares since 2015; Executive Vice-President of United Bankshares since 2014.

Board of Directors

Richard M. Adams
Chairman of the Board

RICHARD M. ADAMS, 72, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of both United and United Bank (WV). Mr. Adams served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Parkersburg National Bank (PNB), the predecessor to United, from 1975 to 1984, and as the Chairman of the Board of PNB from 1976 to 1984. Mr. Adams has been a director of United since 1984.

Mr. Adams has worked in the banking industry for more than 45 years and has successfully served as the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for more than 40 years. Mr. Adams has the experience and expertise necessary to understand the opportunities and challenges facing the Company, and he possesses the requisite leadership and management skills to promote and execute the Company’s values and strategy. Mr. Adams is very familiar with the Company’s business, industry, regulatory requirements, and markets. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Adams provides unified leadership for the Company, promotes the development and implementation of corporate strategy, and contributes to a more efficient and effective board. Mr. Adams has successfully guided the Company through 31 acquisitions, growing the Company from $100 million to $19.1 billion in assets. Mr. Adams also serves on the Executive Committee.

P. Clinton Winter, Jr.
Lead Director

P. CLINTON WINTER, JR., 71, is the President of Bray & Oakley Insurance Agency, Inc. Mr. Winter has been a director of the Company since 1996.

Mr. Winter has spent over 35 years working in the insurance and financial services industry. Mr. Winter’s experience as President of Bray & Oakley Insurance Agency, as well as a past chairperson of an audit committee of an acquired banking company, has provided him with significant financial experience. Mr. Winter also served on the executive committee and was the chairperson of the compensation committee for this acquired banking company. Through his long experience with the insurance and financial industries, Mr. Winter possesses expertise in financial and risk management matters as well as business development and marketing. Mr. Winter brings this knowledge of financial and risk management to his role as a director of the Company, the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Executive, Audit and Governance and Nominating Committees. Mr. Winter also serves as the Lead Director of the independent directors of the Board.

Peter A. Converse

PETER A. CONVERSE, 68, is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc. and Virginia Commerce Bank. Mr. Converse is a director of United Bank. Mr. Converse has been a director of the Company since January of 2014.

Mr. Converse has extensive banking experience of over 40 years. He served as a director of Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc. for 20 years. Mr. Converse joined Virginia Commerce Bancorp, Inc. in January 1994. Prior to that, Mr. Converse was the Senior Vice President/Chief Lending Officer for Federal Capital Bank from March 1992 to December 1993; Senior Vice President of Bank of Maryland from October 1990 to March 1992; and Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer for Century National Bank from May 1986 to July 1990 and Senior Vice President/ Chief Lending Officer for Central National Bank from July 1979 to April 1986. Mr. Converse is a member of the Executive Committee.

Michael P. Fitzgerald

Michael P. Fitzgerald, 62, is the President of United Bank. Mr. Fitzgerald is the former Co-Founder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Georgetown. Mr. Fitzgerald is a former Vice Chairman of United Bank. Mr. Fitzgerald has been a director of the Company since June of 2016.

Mr. Fitzgerald has more than 35 years of banking experience. He served as a director of Bank of Georgetown for 10 years. Prior to that, Mr. Fitzgerald was the senior vice president of SequoiaBank. Mr. Fitzgerald began his banking career with Riggs Bank where for 15 years he served in several capacities including Corporate Banking, Special Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of The Riggs National Bank of Maryland.

Theodore J. Georgelas

THEODORE J. GEORGELAS, 72, is the Managing Director of the Georgelas Group Holdings, LLC. Mr. Georgelas is a current director and a former Chairman of United Bank (VA). Mr. Georgelas is also a former Chairman of the Board of Sector Communications. Mr. Georgelas has been a director of the Company since 1990.

Mr. Georgelas has spent his entire 40-year career heading a multi-national real estate development and construction company. During his business career, Mr. Georgelas has expanded from a spot builder of custom homes to a multi-faceted developer of commercial, industrial, retail and residential properties with primary geographic emphasis in the Mid-Atlantic states of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. Mr. Georgelas has a broad range of experience in structuring financial transactions and legal documentation. Mr. Georgelas is also technologically proficient having formed a cellular phone business that was later sold. Mr. Georgelas brings this management and leadership experience to his role as a director of the Company and a member of the Risk Committee.

J. Paul McNamara

J. PAUL MCNAMARA, 70, is the Chairman of Potomac Capital Advisors and the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Sequoia Bancshares, Inc. Mr. McNamara is a director and former Vice Chairman of United Bank. Mr. McNamara has been a director of the Company since 2003.

Currently, Mr. McNamara is the Chairman of Potomac Capital Advisors, a privately held real estate investment company which advises two real estate partnerships. Mr. McNamara has spent over 30 years in the banking industry. Mr. McNamara was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Sequoia Bancshares for 15 years. Prior to Sequoia, Mr. McNamara worked for Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company for three years and the National Bank of Washington for 12 years where he held several senior management positions. Mr. McNamara has gained valuable insight through his banking experience in senior management positions into retail banking, commercial banking, bank operations and systems. Mr. McNamara brings this extensive knowledge of the banking industry to his role as a director of the Company and as a member of the Executive, Risk and Compensation Committees and Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee.

Mark R. Nesselroad

MARK R. NESSELROAD, 63, is the Chief Executive Officer of Glenmark Holding Limited Liability Company, a real estate development company. Mr. Nesselroad has been a director of the Company since 2011.

Prior to serving on United’s Board, Mr. Nesselroad served on Centra Financial Holdings, Inc.’s Board of Directors from 2003 to July of 2011. He was a member of Centra’s audit committee, executive committee, compensation committee and finance committee. Mr. Nesselroad is a real estate developer in one of United’s key markets. Mr. Nesselroad formerly served on the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Housing Development Fund and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the West Virginia United Health System and Mylan Park Foundation, Inc. Mr. Nesselroad brings his knowledge of commercial real estate in a key geographic market of United as well as his extensive experience on boards of directors and committees to his role as a director of the Company, a member of the Executive, Compensation, Governance and Nominating and Audit Committees and the Chairman of The Risk Committee.

Albert H. Small Jr.

ALBERT H. SMALL, JR., 62, is the founder and president of Renaissance Centro Inc., LLC and the founder of the former Renaissance Housing Corporation. Mr. Small is a director of United Bank. Mr. Small has been a director of the Company since 2018.

Mr. Small is a well-known business and community member in the Washington, D.C. area and brings a significant knowledge of commercial real estate development and management in a key geographic market of United. Mr. Small is a board member of Tulane University and a director of Griffin Land & Nurseries. Mr. Small is active in Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), Urban Land Institute, civic boards and philanthropic organizations.

Mary K. Weddle

MARY K. WEDDLE, 69, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a former Executive Vice President of The Long & Foster Companies. Ms. Weddle is a director of United Bank. Ms. Weddle has been a director of the Company since 2004.

Ms. Weddle has spent her career in real estate and related financial services. For almost 20 years, she was in management and leadership roles in the real estate industry. Her former employer, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., is the nation’s largest, privately-held real estate company. In her most recent position as Executive Vice President and head of Operations, which she held for almost 15 years, she skillfully brought together a team responsible for a wide variety of diverse activities, such as legal, marketing, information technology, human resources, and accounting. Her expertise as head of Operations covered strategic planning and the design and implementation of efficient systems and processes for distribution to over 12,000 people. She also understands customer service and consumer behavior. She brings this broad and relevant experience to her role as a director of the Company and as a member of the Audit Committee, where she has served as a financial expert for many years. Her designation and ongoing qualifications as a Certified Public Accountant give her the ability to analyze and understand the financial aspects of business and serve as a member of the Audit and Risk Committees.

Gary G. White

GARY G. WHITE, 69, is the President of Gilbert Development, Inc. and the Principal of JRW,LLC, a consulting firm. He is the former Interim President of Marshall University, the former President and Chief Operating Officer of International Resource Partners LP and former President and Chief Executive Officer of International Industries, Inc. Mr. White is also the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the West Virginia Coal Association. Mr. White has been a director of the Company since 2008.

Mr. White has served in several senior management positions in the coal industry for over 40 years. Mr. White also has more than 20 years of executive level experience with non-profit entities which provides him with a broad perspective on business operations. Mr. White has a good knowledge of the basic industries in the Company’s primary market areas. Mr. White has been a past director of another publicly traded banking company. Mr. White brings this expertise in corporate management to his role as a director of the Company, a member of the Executive, Compensation and Governance and Nominating Committees and the Chairman of the Audit Committee.