- Nov. 19, 2018
-- The Richmond World Affairs Council is delighted to announce the appointment of a new member to its Board of Directors. John Asbury was nominated by illustrious members of the Richmond community and joined the Council last year. A seasoned banking executive with extensive industry leadership and community involvement, Mr. Asbury will contribute greatly to the World Affairs Council.
Mr. John C. Asbury joined Union Bank & Trust as the Chief Executive Officer in October 2016. Before returning to Virginia, he served as CEO and President of First National Bank of Santa Fe. During the span of his career of over 30 years, Mr. Asbury gained broad experience in commercial and corporate banking with positions at some of the most well-known and highly regarded banking institutions where he was responsible for multiple services and regions. Mr. Asbury graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, with a BS in Business and an MBA degree from the College of William and Mary.
Mr. Asbury will play an active role in the governance of the organization, helping the World Affairs Council to fulfill its mission of offering diverse audiences of Central Virginia a forum to engage in dialogue pertaining to international relations with policy makers, academics, and thought-leaders, in order to deepen understanding, find solutions, and advance international cooperation.
The Management and Governance bodies of the Richmond World Affairs Council look forward to working closely with Mr. Asbury to ignite critical thought and spark debates on global issues.About the Richmond World Affairs Council:
The RWAC is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to enlightening and engaging the public in international affairs. In a world where pressing issues require unprecedented levels of cooperation and accountability, it is the Council's mission to offer Central Virginians a forum to engage in dialogue with policy-makers and thought-leaders in order to deepen understanding. Each month the Council hosts a variety of Programs with influential speakers who impact global affairs. These programs are open to the public. The World Affairs Council also cooperates with colleges and high-schools to enhance students' opportunities for learning about international affairs.To learn more about the RWAC and its upcoming events, visit: http://www.richmondworldaffairs.org.