United Bank Welcomes LeVar Crooms as Market President of Arlington and Alexandria Market

United Bank Welcomes LeVar Crooms as Market President of Arlington and Alexandria Market

04/11/2024 | Corporate News

Contact: Sameera Jordan
Media Relations Manager


Headshot of LeVar Crooms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United Bank recently named LeVar Crooms as Market President of its Arlington and Alexandria Market. As Market President, Crooms will lead strategic efforts to drive commercial and retail production, while ensuring the profitability and sustained growth of this market. Crooms will also play a pivotal leadership role in managing public relations efforts for Arlington and Alexandria, while also representing United Bank in the community through active participation in civic affairs and professional organizations.

“United’s relationship-driven business model deeply resonates with me. That old-school, people- and community-first approach is what originally drew me to the banking industry, but it’s rare to find that with a lot of banks nowadays,” said Crooms. “I’m excited to have found a company whose values align with my own, and a role that allows me to continue the work that I’m passionate about – strengthening relationships and serving the Arlington and Alexandria communities that I’ve come to call home.”

The Arlington and Alexandria Market is historically significant for United. The Bank established its Virginia franchise almost 30 years ago with the acquisition of an Arlington-based bank, and today the market is one of the largest in United’s footprint, with over $1 billion in loans and deposits. The market comprises nine United Bank locations and nearly 70 employees.

“At United, our greatest asset is our people. The talent and expertise of our employees is what allows us to offer best-in-class service to our customers and the communities we serve,” said Tim Veith, Regional President, United Bank. “LeVar’s experience in the banking industry, paired with his deep commitment to the Northern Virginia community, made him an excellent candidate to lead the Arlington and Alexandria Market. We’re very excited to have him as part of the team.”

Crooms has 18 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, most recently serving as senior vice president of M&T Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Finance Division in the Greater D.C. Metro area, where he spent the last decade. Prior to his time at M&T, Crooms established his banking career at BB&T (now Truist), where he served as VP of Commercial Real Estate Banking, after roles including credit analyst, credit analyst team leader, and portfolio manager. His leadership and contributions to the Greater Washington community have been recognized with accolades such as the 2022 Washington Business Journal 40 Under 40 and 2023 Northern Virginia Leadership Center for Excellence 40 Under 40 awards.

Crooms is active in several leadership roles in the community including serving as a board member of the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks’ Northern Virginia chapter, as well as recently being appointed to the board of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington. Previously, he held board positions with the Urban Financial Services Coalition DMV Chapter and the Dr. William T. Syphax Education Foundation, where he served as Secretary and Vice Chairman. Crooms is also an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

A North Carolina Native, Crooms graduated with honors from Johnson C. Smith University with a B.S. in business administration. He and his wife Anshia now live in Arlington with their son Zachariah. In addition to spending his free time with his family, Crooms is an avid traveler and enjoys reading.


United Bank is a premier community bank headquartered in Greater Washington, D.C. A subsidiary of United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBSI), United has consolidated assets of nearly $30 billion with more than 200 offices located throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Georgia, as well as Washington, D.C., where it is the largest community bank headquartered in the D.C. Metropolitan region. The Bank is committed 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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