United Bankshares Announces the Promotion of Henry Kayes as Executive Officer

United Bankshares Announces the Promotion of Henry Kayes as Executive Officer

09/06/2023 | Corporate News

Contact: Jacquie Toppings

Headshot of Henry Kayes

WASHINGTON, D.C. and CHARLESTON, WV – United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBSI), a nearly $30 billion regional financial services company and parent company of United Bank, has announced the promotion of Henry Kayes as an Executive Officer of the Company. Kayes currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for United Bank.

“As a lifelong banker, Henry’s deep industry experience and personalized approach to our business is invaluable,” said Richard M. Adams, Jr., CEO, United Bankshares, Inc. “He has made significant contributions to United as a leader over the past decade-plus, and we are confident that our Company will continue to thrive under his leadership.”

Kayes is a seasoned leader with more than 35 years of experience. Prior to joining United, he was a founder of Centra Bank Berkeley County in 2001, and served as its president until it was acquired by United in 2011. Since that time, he has held leadership roles where he has been responsible for key business operations within the bank. Kayes began his banking career in 1986, and previously served in various management positions across the industry, including as Senior Vice President and Market President of BB&T for the Eastern Panhandle region of West Virginia.

Kayes’ community leadership activities include serving on the Board of Governors at Shepherd University. He is a former Board Member of West Virginia University Medicine-University Healthcare, Eastern Panhandle United Way, and the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation; and past Chairman and Board Member of the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce.


United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBSI) is a financial services company with consolidated assets of nearly $30 billion. It is the parent company of United Bank, which comprises close to 250 offices located throughout Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Georgia, and offers a competitive suite of banking and lending products, treasury management, wealth management, mortgage services, personal and business credit cards and more. In 2023, United was named the Most Trustworthy Bank in America by Newsweek, joining the list of the Most Trustworthy Companies in America. For more information, visit ubsi-inc.com.

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