United Bank Executive Chairman Richard M. Adams to be inducted into Washington Business Hall of Fame

United Bank Executive Chairman Richard M. Adams to be inducted into Washington Business Hall of Fame

10/05/2023 | Corporate News

Contact: Jacquie Toppings


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Richard M. Adams, Executive Chairman, United Bank

Parkersburg, W.Va. – Richard M. Adams, Executive Chairman, United Bank, has been accepted into the 2023 Laureate Class of the Washington Business Hall of Fame. Representing Greater Washington’s signature lifetime business achievement award, fewer than 200 prolific business and community leaders have received this designation since its founding in 1988. Laureates are selected for consistently demonstrating excellence and visionary leadership that results in a significant and lasting impact on the Greater Washington Region. Some past recipients of the honor include Mark D. Lerner, Principal – Lerner Enterprises and Principal Owner & Vice Chairman – Washington Nationals; Robert J. Stevens, Chairman & CEO – Lockheed Martin; Christopher J. Nassetta, President & CEO – Hilton; and J. Willard Marriott, Jr., Chairman & CEO – Marriott International.

Adams joins four other leaders as inductees into the Washington Business Hall of Fame this year:

Adams and his fellow 2023 Laureates will be celebrated at the annual Hall of Fame gala, taking place on Tuesday, December 5, in Washington, D.C. The gala brings local students to the table alongside trailblazing Washington business leaders, giving these young people a uniquely powerful glimpse into what’s possible for their own future.

All proceeds from the Hall of Fame celebration support Junior Achievement of Greater Washington (JA), a non-profit organization whose mission is to prepare young people to succeed in a global economy, ensuring they have the tools to build thriving communities. JA’s century-long legacy of connecting what works in business with what works in education is fundamental to the mission of the Hall of Fame program: connecting the best in business to inspire the next in business. The organization is a longtime partner of United Bank.

The 2023 Hall of Fame is presented by PwC and supported by two business partners: the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the Washington Business Journal. For more information, please visit washingtonbusinesshalloffame.org.


United Bank is a premier community bank and a subsidiary of United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBSI), the largest publicly traded company headquartered in West Virginia. United has consolidated assets of nearly $30 billion with close to 250 offices located throughout West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Georgia, as well as Washington, D.C. In 2023, United was named the Most Trustworthy Bank in America by Newsweek, joining the list of the Most Trustworthy Companies in America. The Bank is dedicated to growing the relationships it has built since 1839 and offering a competitive suite of banking and lending products, treasury management, wealth management, mortgage services, personal and business credit cards and more. Learn more about United Bank.


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