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The leadership of Oak View National Bank encompasses local business men with a commitment to their community.  Each director brings a unique background to the Bank as a leader with a broad range of commercial, professional and community-oriented activities; plus, strong personal ties to the communities in which we serve.

The management team consists of seasoned bankers with over 100 years experience in all areas of a community bank.  They are committed to providing excellent, quality customer service.

Directors
Donald R. Yowell, Chairman
Randolph S. E. Carter
Earl H. Douple, Jr.
Michael A. Ewing, President & Chief Executive Officer
Alvin F. Henry
Kevin A. Lee, Senior Executive Vice President/Senior Lending Officer
Mark J. Ohrstrom
Norris A. L. Royston, Jr., M.D.
Maj. Gen. Randall L. West

Donald R. (Duke) Yowell, Chairman

Mr. Yowell has lived and worked in Fauquier County all his life.  He is a graduate of the Virginia Bankers Association School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia.  He spent his entire 42 year banking career at Marshall National Bank and Trust Company where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1991 to his retirement in 2002.  He has served on its Board of Directors for many years and since 2005 as its Chairman.

He is a past president of the Virginia Association of Community Banks and a former trustee of the Virginia Bankers Association Benefits Corporation, and he has over the years served on many committees of the VBA.

In addition to his banking dossier, he is a director of the Marshall Business and Residents’ Association and the Fauquier Heritage and Preservation Foundation, a trustee of the Marshall Cemetery and a member of the Committee for the grand opening of the Northern Fauquier Sports Complex.  He is a charter and lifetime member of the Marshall Volunteer Rescue Squad and a deacon of the Marshall Baptist Church.  Over the years, he has also served on the Fauquier County School Board Selection Commission, a director of the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the Fauquier Committee for Excellence in Education.  In 2002, he was honored as the Fauquier County Business Person of the Year.

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Randolph S. E. Carter

Mr. Carter has been employed at Clark Brothers Company, in Warrenton, VA, as manager and buyer from 1970 to the present.  Clark Brothers is a sporting goods business serving Northern Virginia hunters and fishermen.  He served on the Board of Directors of Marshall National Bank and Trust from 1995 until 2007.  He is a former member and chairman of the Warrenton Board of Zoning Appeals and past Chairman of the Rappahannock Scenic River Advisory Board.

Mr. Carter graduated from Lynchburg College in 1965 with a BA in history prior to serving in the Navy as an intelligence duty officer.  Mr. Carter’s family has resided continuously in Virginia since the 1600’s.

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Earl H. Douple, Jr.

Mr. Douple has been the business manager and Secretary-Treasurer of Canopy, Inc. a personal services firm, and The Plains Redevelopment Corporation, a real estate holding company, both located in The Plains, VA, since 1985.  In addition to receiving his BA from Dickinson College, Mr. Douple holds a LLM from Georgetown University and a MBA from The Darden School, University of Virginia.  His thirty years of professional experience include tax, estate and financial planning, asset management and allocation of financial holdings among various asset classes.

Mr. Douple is currently Secretary-Treasurer, and from 1997 to 2003 was Chairman, of the Fauquier County Water & Sanitation Authority, a local public utility.  He is also a co-founder of The Plains Park Authority, Chairman of The Plains Board of Zoning Appeals and a member of the Board of Turn The Mill Around Campaign, a non-profit organization dedicated to stabilizing and interpreting the ruins of Chapman’s Mill, a historic landmark located on the outskirts of Haymarket, VA.

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Alvin F. Henry

Mr. Henry is a 1980 graduate of Virginia Tech with a BS in marketing management.  He was employed from 1980 to 1986 by the Farm Credit System as a loan officer and appraiser in the Warrenton area.  From 1986 to the present, Mr. Henry has been the owner of Alvin F. Henry Appraisals.  His primary appraisals are residential, vacant land and farms.   Mr. Henry works for various local banks, lawyers and individuals.  He served on the Marshall National Bank and Trust Board of Directors for approximately 4 years.  He is a past Supervisor for the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors and serves now on the Planning Commission for Rappahannock County.  He is a member of the Rappahannock County Farmland Preservation Committee and a member of the Amissville Methodist Church, which he serves as financial chairman.

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Mark J. Ohrstrom

Mr. Ohrstrom has been the President and Chief Investment Officer of Larkspur Management, the Ohrstrom family investment office, in The Plains, VA since 1997. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Rockwood Serves Corporation, Advanced Systems Technologies, Inc., British Movietone News Ltd., and Larkspur Investment Holdings.

Mr. Ohrstrom graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Shenandoah University in 1992 and served in the US Army from 1983 to 1986 as a member of the Airborne Infantry, 18 months in the Republic of Korea. He is currently Deputy Chairman and board member of the Piedmont Environmental Council, Treasurer and board member of Earth University Foundation (Costa Rican University), and the John S. Mosby Museum Foundation. He is also a Trustee and active member of various committees at Shenandoah University.

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Norris A. L. Royston, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Royston founded Countryside Family Practice in the Village of Marshall and has served in continuous full time practice as its senior physician since 1976.

He graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia with a BA degree in 1969.  He received his MD degree from The Medical College of Virginia in 1973 and has held privileges at Fauquier and Fairfax hospitals since 1976.  He is past president of The Medical Society of Virginia, former president of the Fauquier County Medical Society, former member of the Board of Directors of The Virginia Academy of Family Physicians, Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Chairman of the Medical School Dean’s Advisory Committee at MCV and numerous other memberships and leadership roles in medical and local organizations.

The Royston family has resided continuously in Virginia since 1635.

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Maj. Gen. Randall L. West, USMC (Ret)

Randall L. West joined Robison International, Inc. a Washington, D.C.-based defense and public relations consulting firm in August of 2001 as Vice President. He became President in January 2006.

Prior to joining Robison, Gen. West served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs and as a Major General in the U. S. Marine Corps. This was his last assignment at the end of a 35-year career. During that time, he also served as Legislative Assistant to the Commandant of the Marine Corps, as Special Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, as a Legislative Fellow in the Office of Representative Bill Young, and as a Marine Aviator. He flew A6s in Vietnam and AH1s and UH1s in Desert Storm, where he was a Composite Aircraft Group Commander.

He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, has an MBA from Auburn University and a Masters in National Security from the Naval War College. He serves on the Boards of Directors for Paralyzed Veterans of American’s Outdoor Sports Heritage Fund, Operation Homefront, The Armed Forces Foundation, and the West Virginia Severely Wounded Foundation. He is a member of the White House Commission on Remembrance.

He is married to the former Robin Lane; they have six children and live in Fauquier County, Virginia.

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