Bank of Charlotte County announces executive changes

Published 11:43 am Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Bobby A. Howard, president and CEO of The Bank of Charlotte County, recently announced changes in the bank’s executive officers.

Howard advised that the board of directors at its June 20 meeting elected Dabney T. P. “Dexter” Gilliam Jr. as president and chief executive officer of The Bank of Charlotte County and BCC Bankshares Inc. effective Friday.

Additionally, he was elected to the board of directors of the bank and holding company. This is in conjunction with the June 30 retirement of Howard. 

Gilliam is a 1976 graduate of Virginia Military Institute with a bachelor of science degree and is a graduate of Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia. He has over 30 years of banking experience and recently retired as executive vice president and chief administrative officer of American National Bank and Trust Co. in Danville. 

Gilliam is a retired colonel in the Virginia Army National Guard with over 28 years of service, is a member of the Sentara Halifax Regional Health System Board of Directors and is chairman of the Halifax County Service Authority. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham. He resides in the Town of Halifax with his wife, Sevanne.

Howard also announced Mark C. Thackston has recently joined the bank as vice president and chief lending officer. He is a 1992 graduate of Virginia Military Institute with a bachelor’s degree in economics and business. 

Thackston is a 1996 graduate of the Washington & Lee University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate Degree. He was previously a vice president and business banker with Benchmark Community Bank in South Boston. Thackston is a Lieutenant Colonel with the Judge Advocate General Corps of the Virginia Army National Guard and is a 2014 graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course. He is a member of the South Boston IDA and resides with his family in South Boston.

“Dexter and Mark have impressive credentials and banking experience and we believe they will be a good fit for our organization,” said Howard. “We are fortunate to secure the services of Dexter and Mark and look forward to a long and successful association in the future. ”