WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bank of Georgetown, a leading community bank providing commercial banking solutions, has promoted Jonathan Higgins to Senior Vice President, Director of Business Development. In this role, Higgins will guide the Bank's business development initiatives throughout the District, Maryland and Virginia. He will be responsible for expanding the Bank's commercial client base, with a focus on deposit growth.
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"Jon has contributed greatly to the success of Bank of Georgetown and countless local businesses thanks to his ability to understand our clients' needs and deliver what is most important to them," said Mike Fitzgerald, chairman, president and CEO of Bank of Georgetown. "He exemplifies the Bank's mission of providing exceptional knowledge, value and service; and we are excited that he will be leading our efforts to help more local businesses reach their financial goals."
"Bank of Georgetown's team has succeeded by providing client-focused products and superior service from experienced bankers," said Higgins. "I am excited about leveraging this opportunity to reach more businesses and provide them with the responsiveness and expertise that will help them achieve long-term success."
Higgins joined Bank of Georgetown at its founding in 2005, most recently serving as vice president of commercial banking throughout the Washington metro area. In this role, he helped commercial and industrial (C&I) and commercial real estate businesses achieve their financial goals by identifying smart and creative loan solutions.
He began his Bank of Georgetown career as manager of its first branch, overseeing operations and supporting community outreach and business development in Georgetown. Prior to that, Higgins served as a financial center manager for BB&T's Georgetown branch.
In 2014, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed Higgins to the Fairfax Country Industrial Development Authority. He is active in many local organizations, including the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and Alternative House, a refuge for abused and homeless children in Vienna. For 10 years, he served on the Georgetown Business Association's Board of Directors and in 2008, received its Business Person of the Year award.
Higgins earned a bachelor's degree in Marketing from James Madison University. In 2013, he received a Stonier Diploma and Wharton Leadership Certificate from ABA Stonier Graduate School, an executive management school for the financial services industry in partnership with The Wharton School. Higgins lives with his wife and three daughters in Vienna, Va.
About Bank of Georgetown
Bank of Georgetown is a client-focused community bank with 11 branches throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. It has more than $925 million in assets and specializes in helping local organizations achieve their financial goals by delivering competitive loan, deposit and cash management products and services. Founded in 2005 by Chairman, President and CEO Mike Fitzgerald and the late Curtin Winsor III, Bank of Georgetown offers customer-focused and technologically advanced services in order to maximize the relationship banking experience. Visit www.bankofgeorgetown.com for more information.
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