FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2017
Asam and Lowe Join Jefferson Security Bank Board of Directors
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA – Christian E. Asam and Brant M. Lowe were elected to the Jefferson Security Bank’s Board of Directors at the annual shareholders meeting held on April 26, 2017.
"We are delighted to have Brant and Christian join the board” commented Cindy A. Kitner, CPA, President and CEO of Jefferson Security Bank. “They are skilled business leaders who care deeply about our community and bring valuable expertise that will benefit our customers and shareholders."
Mr. Asam is the President and General Manager of the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, West Virginia and part owner of the Mimslyn Inn in Luray, Virginia. He has over 20 years of management experience including hotel and restaurant management, project management and experience overseeing budgeting, financial forecasting, cost control and revenue strategy implementation. Mr. Asam is an active member of the community. He serves as President of the Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, President of the Shepherdstown Visitors Center, Vice President of the Shepherdstown Business Association and Secretary of Jefferson Memorial Hospital Foundation. He is also a member of the Shepherdstown Rotary Club and serves on the Boards of the AAA East Central, West Virginia Hospitality and Tourism Association and the West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust. Mr. Asam earned a Bachelor in Business Administration Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from James Madison University in 1996.
Asam is excited to join the board, and shared, "We have been banking with JSB for 40 years -- they gave us our first loan in 1977 that opened the doors to the Bavarian Inn and started our family business."
Brant M. Lowe is the Chief Financial Officer of Lowe Products Company, Inc. in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Mr. Lowe has extensive experience in finance, operations management and regulatory compliance. After college, Mr. Lowe spent over two years working for TMS/MV Global Transport Logistics in Dubai where he managed finance activities and business operations. During this time, he held the positions of Financial Controller, Operations Manager, Transport Specialist and Public Relations Officer. Mr. Lowe earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from West Virginia University College of Business and Economics in 2008 with a concentration in accounting. He also earned a Juris Doctor Degree from West Virginia University College of Law in 2011.
Lowe stated that JSB has been his hometown community bank his entire life. "My family has a long history with the Bank, and I am proud to represent the next generation. I am also extremely excited to work with the great team at JSB to promote future growth opportunities."
Jefferson Security Bank is an independent community bank partnering with its customers and the communities it serves. Jefferson Security Bank supports entrepreneurial efforts of individuals, businesses and community organizations within its target markets. Jefferson Security Bank is a West Virginia state-chartered bank that was formed and opened for business on May 19, 1869, making it the oldest bank in Jefferson County, West Virginia. The bank provides general banking services within Jefferson and Berkeley counties in West Virginia and Washington County, Maryland, and Frederick County, Virginia. Visit www.JSB.bank for more information.