United Bank Welcomes New Harrisonburg, Va. Market President, Matthew Guthrie

United Bank Welcomes New Harrisonburg, Va. Market President, Matthew Guthrie

09/22/2023 | Corporate News

Contact: Sameera Jordan

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HARRISONBURG, Va. – United Bank recently named Matthew Guthrie as Senior Vice President, Market President of its Harrisonburg market. As Market President, Guthrie will direct and oversee the day-to-day banking activities of commercial and consumer lenders of the seven United Bank branches in the Greater Harrisonburg area, while also leading public relations, marketing and client service strategies of the market.

“Serving the local community is – and always has been – a top priority of mine. And I feel that no other bank does so as well as United,” said Guthrie. “With its deep-rooted presence in the communities it serves, strong client relationships, and staff of seasoned professionals, making the move to United was an easy decision. I always knew that if I had the chance to work for the Bank, that’s where I wanted to be.”

Guthrie has 34 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. He joined United Bank from Truist where he was VP, Market President and was responsible for management and optimization of all commercial banking operations in Charlottesville, Va. Prior to Truist, he held leadership roles at Wells Fargo and Bank of America.

“Matthew’s decades of banking and leadership experience makes him the perfect fit for the Market President role. Additionally, as a lifelong Virginia resident, his deep roots and strong commitment to the local community perfectly aligns with United’s values,” said Robert Wood Jr., SVP, Regional President, United Bank. “We’re excited to have a leader who understands the unique needs and opportunities of the rapidly growing Greater Harrisonburg market.”

Raised in Lynchburg, Guthrie graduated from Liberty University with a B.S. in Government and Pre-Law.


United Bank is a premier community bank headquartered in Virginia. A subsidiary of United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBSI), United has consolidated assets of nearly $30 billion with close to 250 offices located throughout Virginia, West 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 largest bank chartered in the Commonwealth, 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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