KENBRIDGE – Benchmark Bankshares, Inc., holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, is pleased to announce the addition of Clarksville native Gregg V. Gordon to its Board of Directors.
A lifelong resident of the Clarksville area, Gordon is President of Aarons Creek Farms, Inc., a family-owned wholesale greenhouse operation located in Buffalo Junction and established in 1964 by his father, the late George W. Gordon, III. Additionally, Gordon is General Manager of Gordon Brothers Farms, LLC, also owned by his family and specializing in crop production.
Gordon has served on the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors since 2004 and has held the positions of Chairman of the Budget & Finance Committee, as well as Chairman of the Legislative Committee. He is a member and former Chair of the Southside Planning District Commission and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Halifax Regional Health System. He was Vice-Mayor of the Clarksville Town Council from May 1998 until December 2003.
He also was a member of the Tenth Circuit Court Judicial Advisory Committee. A 1989 graduate of Virginia Tech where he majored in Horticulture, Gordon is married to the former Anne Strange and has two children, Evie and Patrick. He is a member of Clarksville Baptist Church.
In making the announcement, Benchmark President/CEO Jay Stafford said, “Gregg Gordon is a great addition to our Board of Directors. His small business foundation and civic service give him firsthand experience critical to helping guide Benchmark into the future. Gregg personifies the customer Benchmark was founded to serve. We are delighted he agreed to join our Board of Directors.”
Board Chairman Randy Lail echoed Stafford’s sentiment. “Gregg’s experience in business, civic engagement, and elected office brings to Benchmark a broad-based resume of experiences that is ideally suited with who we are and the direction we want to go.”
Gordon is excited about joining the Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Board of Directors. He envisions his involvement as an opportunity to assist the bank to stay true to its roots. He looks forward to helping the bank continue its contributions to local communities and the exploration of expansion into new markets.
“After my father’s untimely death from cancer, my brother & our family strived to continue to grow and expand our Agribusiness,” he said. “This would not have been possible without cultured bank relationships. Like a lot of other small businesses, Aarons Creek Farms has been successful due to lenders understanding the nuances of our business & investing in its growth.
With the January addition of Gordon, the Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. Board of Directors numbers 12 members representing all areas of the bank’s geographic service footprint. Founded in 1971, Benchmark Community Bank, is a $643 million locally-owned and operated full-service bank headquartered in Kenbridge.
It is the company’s sole subsidiary with a total of sixteen banking offices located throughout central Southside Virginia and northern North Carolina. Additional information is available on the company’s website, www.BCBonline.com.