Mr. Douple succeeds Donald R. “Duke” Yowell, who stepped down as chairman but will remain on the board.
A member of the board of directors since the Oak View open in 2009, Mr. Douple works as business manager and secretary-treasurer of Canopy Inc., a personal services firm, and The Plains Redevelopment Corp., a real estate holding company. A resident of The Plains, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College, a master’s in law from Georgetown University and a master’s in business from The Darden School at the University of Virginia. His 30 years of professional experience include tax, estate and financial planning, asset management and allocation of financial holdings among various asset classes.
“We are delighted to have such a depth and breadth of knowledge and willingness to serve on our board,” Oak View CEO and Vice Chairman Michael Ewing said. “We are very fortunate to have a group of deeply committed board members who have generously given of their time and effort to make this bank the success it has become. I am thrilled Duke will remain a member of the board and look forward to working more closely with Earl . . . .
“Duke’s experience and credibility as the founding chairman were instrumental in helping us start Oak View National Bank and getting us to where we are today,” Mr. Ewing added. “We’ve made a good team and I sincerely express my appreciation for all he has done for us and the community.”
Chamber hosts legislative breakfast Thursday
The Fauquier Chamber of Commerce will host its annual state Legislative Wrap Up breakfast Thursday, May 24, at Airlie.
The event will run from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Jefferson Room at Airlie House. The cost is $15 per person.
State Sen. Jill Vogel (R-Va. 27th/Upperville) and Dels. Michael Webert (R-18th/Marshall) Elizabeth Guzman (D-31st/Woodbridge and Mark Cole (R-88th/Spotsylvania) will discuss the 2018 General Assembly.
Click here to register. For more information, call 540-347-4414.
LFCC workforce training open houses set
Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions will conduct open houses next month for those interested in careers as heavy equipment operators, commercial truck drivers and other trades.
An event focused on heaving equipment operators and commercial drivers will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at LFCC’s Vint Hill Center.
An open house Tuesday, June 19, at the Boys and Girls Club in Fauquier will focus on trades, including construction management, electrician, plumber, HVAC technician and welder. That event also will run from 4 to 6 p.m.
The sessions will include information about financial assistance.