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American National Announces New Gretna Financial Center Manager


For more information, contact:       Gwen Smith

Michelle M. Gaydica                                               

Senior Vice President (SVP)-Retail Banking    

American National Bank and Trust Company   




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                      August 27, 2015


Danville, VA – American National Bank and Trust Company announced today the appointment of Gwen L. Smith as Financial Center Manager of the Gretna Office located at 109 North Main Street.

Smith, a lifelong resident of Gretna, has more than 30 years of banking experience. She worked in the Altavista-Campbell County market for more than 13 years, and she has worked in the Pittsylvania County-Danville market for more than 17 years, where she has served as a branch manager and, most recently, as a relationship manager for American National’s downtown Danville headquarters office. Smith is a graduate of Danville Community College and the School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia.

“Gwen’s knowledge of the Gretna area, her banking expertise and the relationships she has built within the community will help her go far in her new role,” said Michelle M. Gaydica, Senior Vice President-Retail Banking. “Gwen approaches each new challenge with energy and enthusiasm, and I look forward to seeing the achievements she and her team will accomplish.”

Smith is an active member of Zion United Methodist Church, where she serves as Secretary of Zion United Methodist Women. She also serves on the church’s finance and audit committees. Her previous community involvement includes serving on the board of directors of the Altavista Chamber of Commerce, where she also served as past president; serving on the board of directors of the Chatham Rescue Squad; and serving on various committees of the AltaVista and Danville-Pittsylvania County chambers of commerce. She was also a former member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary for the Gretna Rescue Squad and of the American Business Women’s Association.

About American National

American National Bankshares Inc. is a multi-state bank holding company with total assets of approximately $1.5 billion. Headquartered in Danville, Va., American National is the parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company. American National Bank is a community bank serving Virginia and North Carolina with 25 banking offices and two loan production offices. American National Bank and Trust Company also manages an additional $767 million of trust, investment and brokerage assets in its Trust and Investment Services Division. Additional information about the company and the bank is available on the bank's website at www.amnb.com. Shares of American National are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "AMNB."


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