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Executive Management

Jeffrey V. Haley
President & Chief Executive Officer
American National Bankshares, Inc. 
President & Chief Executive Officer  
American National Bank and Trust Company 

Jeffrey V. Haley was named President of American National Bank and Trust Company, as well as the Executive Vice President of American National Bankshares Inc. in June 2010. On Jan. 1, 2012, he was named Chief Executive Officer of American National Bank and Trust Company and President of its holding company, American National Bankshares Inc. On Jan. 1, 2013, he became President and Chief Executive Officer of both the bank and the holding company. Prior to these positions, Haley served as Senior Vice President of the bank as well as President of Trust and Financial Services. He also spent time as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the bank. Haley is a graduate of James Madison University and the North Carolina School of Executive Bank Management. Active in many professional and civic organizations, he currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, and he serves as a board member for the following organizations: the City of Danville Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees, Bankers Insurance, the Danville Rotary Club, the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Bankers Association Management Services Inc. He is also an executive board member and former Chairman of Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he serves as Treasurer of the Future of the Piedmont Foundation.           


R. Helm Dobbins
Executive Vice President
American National Bankshares, Inc. 
Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer
American National Bank and Trust Company 

R. Helm Dobbins joined American National in 2003 to serve as Chief Credit Officer. With more than 30 years of lending and credit experience, Helm worked for Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh and J.P. Morgan in New York. He later worked for Liberty National Bancshares in Kentucky and Citizens Bancshares in Missouri before coming to American National. He earned his master’s in business administration from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a bachelor’s of science, with honors, from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. He has been involved in a number of civic and volunteer activities, including service on the Boards of Danville Public Schools, the Danville Museum of History and Fine Arts, the Danville Regional Airport Commission, where he served two terms as Chairman, the Lead Virginia Board of Trustees, Co-chairman of the UVA Families Board and Chairman of the Southern Virginia Regional Board of the Sorensen Institute for Politics at UVA. He has also served on the Executive Committee of the Parents Committee at UVA and was the Founder/President of the UVA Club of Southern Virginia.        .    


Dabney T. P. Gilliam, Jr.
Executive Vice President
American National Bankshares, Inc. 
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
American National Bank and Trust Company 

Dabney (Dexter) T.P. Gilliam Jr., joined American National in 2000 and has served in numerous management positions, including Senior Loan Officer and Chief Banking Officer. He was named Chief Administrative Officer in 2008. He has 30 plus years of banking experience in the Danville, Pittsylvania County and Halifax County markets. Prior to joining American National, he was Regional Commercial Manager for Central Fidelity and Regional Executive of Southside Virginia for One Valley Bank. A retired Colonel with the Virginia Army National Guard, he has a bachelor of science degree from Virginia Military Institute and is a graduate of the Virginia Bankers Association School of Bank Management. Dexter’s civic affiliations include service on the Board of Trustees for the Halifax Regional Health System, for which he is the Chair of the Planning and Development Committee. Dexter is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Halifax County Service Authority as well.        


William W. Traynham, Jr.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
American National Bankshares Inc.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
American National Bank and Trust Company 

William W. Traynham Jr., joined the company in 2009 as the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of American National Bankshares Inc. and American National Bank & Trust Company. Prior to joining American National, he worked as CFO for the following financial institutions: Community Bankshares, Inc. and Community Resource Bank, N.A. He is an alumnus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where he earned a bachelor’s in management science and accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking of the South.        

 

H. Gregg Strader
Executive Vice President
American National Bankshares Inc.
Executive Vice President & Chief Banking Officer
American National Bank and Trust Company

H. Gregg Strader has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry. An alumnus of Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., Strader also holds an MBA from Washington University’s Olin School of Business in St. Louis, MO. He has worked with various financial institutions, including Wachovia Corporation/First Union for 23 years, The Boatmen’s National Bank of St. Louis and Integra Financial Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to joining American National, he served four years as Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer for IBERIABANK Corporation in New Orleans, La. His expertise ranges from management of lending, credit due diligence and risk management to mergers and integrations and strategic leadership. Having previously served on the board of the YMCA of Greensboro and as a trustee for Greensboro Day School, he currently serves on the board for the United Way of Greensboro. Strader was named Chief Banking Officer on January 1, 2014.        

 

 


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