Parkersburg, W.Va. – United Bank Chief Consumer Banking Officer, Chad Mildren, was recently named Chairman of the 2021-2022 West Virginia Bankers Association Board of Directors, assuming the role at the conclusion of the recent WVBankers/Ohio Bankers League 2021 Joint Convention.
As Chairman, Mildren will preside over the WVBankers board and work closely with the WVBankers staff to represent the banking industry throughout the state and carry out the association’s mission to provide members with premier continuing education opportunities, promote advocacy and legislative action in the best interests of the industry and state, garner member engagement and foster cooperation with relative trade group constituencies.
“I am pleased to be working with Chad as Chairman of the West Virginia Bankers Association,” WVBankers Association President and CEO, Sally Cline. “Chad has held several leadership positions within our organization and always brings great energy, vision and dedication. I look forward to his leadership and guidance in this new role.”
A native of Parkersburg, Mildren has been active with West Virginia Bankers Association for quite some time. He graduated from the WV School of Banking in 1999, and in July 2013, he was first elected to serve on the WVBankers board. Since joining the board, Mildren has served in various capacities, including the executive committee roles and as chairman of the West Virginia Bankers Association Bank Political Action Committee.
Recognizing United’s commitment to advocacy in the banking industry, United was recognized as the 2018 Bank Advocate of the Year by the West Virginia Bankers Association. Mildren was also honored as the 2018 Individual Banker Advocate of the Year by the association, recognizing his leadership and execution of a bank-wide campaign to advance business and economic growth in the state, with a goal of enhancing the vitality of West Virginia.
“It’s an honor to serve on the WVBankers board and now as chairman. The association is vital to West Virginia’s banking industry and provides numerous benefits to its members, including first and foremost its advocacy efforts. The legislative committee, as well as the Bank PAC, give bankers a voice that promotes a healthy and free marketplace to do business,” Mildren said. “I look forward to collaborating with Sally, the WVBankers team and bankers across West Virginia, working to support and move the banking industry forward, while helping the communities we serve, in these rapidly changing times.”