United Bankshares, Inc. Appoints Albert H. Small, Jr. to its Board of Directors

10/26/2018 | Corporate & Financial

WASHINGTON, D.C. & CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United Bankshares, Inc. (“United”) (NASDAQ: UBSI), a $19.2 billion regional financial services company, has appointed Albert “Sonny” Small, Jr. to its board of directors, effective November 16, 2018. Small is founder and president of Renaissance Centro, a nationally recognized real estate development firm based in Bethesda, Md., specializing in residential, commercial and hotel development.

“As an exceedingly successful and nationally recognized third-generation Washington, D.C. developer, Sonny is a highly respected and well-known business and community member of the Greater Washington area,” states United Bankshares, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Richard M. Adams. “United prides itself in its local leadership and local decision making, which makes Small an exceptional addition to our board as we continue our mission of excellence in service to our shareholders, our employees, our customers and our communities.”

Small is also the founder of the former Renaissance Housing Corp., one of Washington, D.C.’s most highly recognized luxury home builder and high-rise tower developer. He is a board member of Tulane University, director of Griffin Land & Nurseries, active in Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and Urban Land Institute, as well as a recognized philanthropist. Small and his wife, Tina, were recently awarded the Benjamin Ourisman Memorial Award for Civic Achievement. He obtained a master’s degree in real estate and urban development from American University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tulane University.

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