Richard M. Adams, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Richard M. Adams, Jr. is the Chief Executive Officer of United Bankshares, Inc. and United Bank. He also serves as the company’s General Counsel and is the Chairman of United Brokerage Services, Inc., a wholly owned full-service brokerage subsidiary. Additionally, he serves on United’s Board of Directors.
Adams, Jr. joined United in 1994, and most recently, he served as the company’s President. Prior to joining United, Adams, Jr., worked as an associate at Bowles Rice, LLP, and practiced law in the areas of Commercial Law, Real Estate, Employment Law and Litigation. He received his law degree from the Washington and Lee School of Law and performed his undergraduate studies at Pepperdine University and Rollins College.
Adams, Jr., is active in several community and industry-based organizations, including the Federal City Council, the Financial Services Roundtable, the American Bankers Council, the Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America, and the Greenbrier Health and Wellness Advisory Council. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Bankers Association and is also a past Chairman of the WV Bankers Association and a past Chairman of the WV Bankers Trust Division. He is a member of the WV State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.