Shaza L. Andersen
Chief Executive Officer
Shaza L. Andersen is founder and Chief Executive Officer of WashingtonFirst Bank, headquartered in Reston, Virginia, a wholly owned subsidiary of WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. Ms. Andersen is responsible for the overall strategic direction, growth, and profitable performance of the Bank. Under her leadership, the Bank has grown to over $1 billion in assets, with 16 branches in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. Prior to starting WashingtonFirst, Ms. Andersen served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Century National Bank until Century was acquired by United Bank.
Ms. Andersen donates her time and talent in the community and serves on the Board of Directors of Amalgamated Casualty Insurance, the Global Good Fund Board of Advisors, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation Leadership Council, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Leadership Circle and the International Women’s Forum of Washington, DC. She previously served on the Treasury Board of Virginia, the Board of Trustees for Youth For Tomorrow, Board of Directors of the Wolf Trap Foundation, the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, was a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta where she was Vice Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Housing Committee. Ms. Andersen founded the WashingtonFirst Youth Foundation, a local not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching the physical, social and mental well-being of children in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.
Ms. Andersen was named one of American Banker Magazine’s Top 25 Women to Watch, Washington Power Player, one of the Washington Business Journal’s Power 100 and Women Who Mean Business, a SmartCEO Magazine 2010 and 2011 Top Banker, and honored with an ABC7 WJLA-TV & Toyota Dealers’ Tribute to Working Women award.
Ms. Andersen is frequently sought after to provide her opinions and insights regarding banking and capital market matters. She is often quoted in the media, appearing on CNBC and Fox News, and featured in articles such as the Washington Business Journal and Washingtonian Magazine.
C. Kevin Curtis
Virginia Market President
Mr. Curtis is the Virginia Market President for WashingtonFirst. He has been in banking for 24 years and most recently served as Senior Vice President for Virginia Commerce Bank, where he acted as Unit Manager for its commercial lending division. Before he joined Virginia Commerce Bank in 2004, Mr. Curtis held a variety of positions with BB&T of Virginia (formerly First Virginia Bank) for over 16 years including operations, trust operations, credit administration and Vice President of Commercial Lending. Mr. Curtis has been involved in numerous fundraising activities for local civic and non-profit organizations, including the Northern Virginia Family Service and the American Heart Association.
George W. Connors, IV
President & Chief Credit Officer
Mr. Connors is the President and Chief Credit Officer of the Bank and has served as a director of the Bank since 2005 and a director of the Company since 2009. He has been in commercial banking for 29 years, serving in executive management positions at Century National Bank and its successor, United Bank, between 1990 and 2004, when he joined the Bank. Mr. Connors is currently on the boards of directors of The Entrepreneurs Institute, United Cerebral Palsy of Washington and Northern Virginia, and the Center for Financial Training. He currently serves on the faculty of the Center for Financial Training, and as President for United Cerebral Palsy, Treasurer for the Falls Church Anglican of Falls Church, Virginia, and Chairman of the Life to Eagle Committee for Boy Scout Troop 106, Arlington, Virginia.
Michael M. Amin
SVP of Operations
Mr. Amin is Senior Vice President of Operations and Retail Banking for WashingtonFirst and has served in this role since the Bank was organized in 2004. He has over 34 years of retail banking experience having previously served as Vice President and Branch Administrator with the Business Bank and Vice President and Branch Manager for Century National Bank and its successor, United Bank.
Jan Naylor Cope
J. Naylor Cope Company
Ms. Cope is the Assistant Rector of St. David's Episcopal Church. From 1994-2006, Ms. cope was Founder and President of the J. Naylor Cope Company in Washington, D.C., a nationally recognized executive recruiting firm. Prior to founding the J. Naylor Cope Company, Ms. Cope served as Deputy Director of Presidential Personnel in the White House for President George H.W. Bush. She is a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, The Decatur House, and the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation in Washington, DC.
Matthew R. Johnson
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Johnson is an Executive Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of WashingtonFirst, and has served in this role since the Bank was organized in 2004. He has extensive financial institution planning and development as well as acquisition experience. Prior to WashingtonFirst, Mr. Johnson served as the Chief Financial Officer of Capital Bank, NA in Rockville, and also held management positions with Olson Research Associates, Caledonian Venture Partners and Chesapeake Ventures. In 2013, he was selected as a winner of the Washington SmartCEO’s Executive Management Award in the category of CFO and was a finalist for the Washington Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Awards. He recently served on the American Bankers Association’s Federal Home Loan Bank Committee and was asked to serve on the Investment Committee for the Virginia Community Development Corporation. Mr. Johnson also currently serves on the parish council for the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George and as a director of the Metropolitan Washington Orthodox Senior Housing Project (MWOSH), a non-profit organization focused on providing assisted living housing for seniors within the Greek Orthodox diocese of Washington, DC.
Mr. Galleberg is a private investor based in Naples, Florida. From 1988 to 2004, he was President of Zoran Inc., an internationally known fashion design and manufacturing firm based in New York and Milan. He served as a member of the City of Naples City Council from 2000 to 2004 and as Vice Mayor from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Galleberg is also an attorney admitted to the State of New York Bar.
Kailash C. Goel
Delaware Cornerstone Builders
Dr. Goel is a professional engineer and a Principal of Goel Services, Inc., a contracting company specializing in environmental clean up, demolition and building renovations. Dr. Goel received his Ph.D., in Environmental Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1968. He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Management. He has a professional engineer license issued by the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers in 1968. He is a Diplomat of American Academy of Environmental Engineers. Dr. Goel served as the Director of the First Liberty National Bank from 1992 until its merger with WashingtonFirst in 2006.
Richard D. Horn
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Mr. Horn is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for both the Bank and the Company. He has served as a director of the Bank since 2004 and as a director of the Company since 2009. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Horn was a partner with the law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP in Washington, D.C. serving in the firm's commercial litigation and dispute resolution practice. For more than 17 years, Mr. Horn represented clients before federal and state courts, administrative tribunals, and in state and federal agency proceedings in a broad array of business and commercial disputes. Mr. Horn is admitted to practice law in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
John J. Mahoney
Regional Title Incorporated
Since 1996 Mr. Mahoney has been President of Regional Title Incorporated. Prior to Regional Title, he served as Managing Partner for Transaction Associates (1995-1996), Vice President and Director of Operations for First American Title Insurance Company, Mid-Atlantic Region (1994-1995) and as President of Attorneys Title Corporation (1977 – 1994). Mr. Mahoney was past president of D.C. Land Title Association and past president of the Capitol Hill Merchants and Professionals Association (CHAMPS). He was also a former Board Member (2001-2007) and Interim Chairman (2003-2004) of the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission, a Trustee of the Federal City Council (1996-2010) and a Trustee of Providence College in Rhode Island (2002-2010). Currently, Mr. Mahoney serves as a member of the D.C. Bar and a member of the Economics Club of Washington and is a participant on the District of Columbia Office of Revenue Analysis (ORA) Advisory Group.
Juan A. Mencia
Mr. Mencia was the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Cube Corporation, a nationally recognized facilities management company, from March 1994 to March 2005. The Cube Corporation was recognized as the Fastest Growing Hispanic-Owned Company in the United States in 2000, received the Virginia Vanguard Award for Top Service Company in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2001 and 2002 and was listed number 51 on Hispanic Business Magazine’s Hispanic Business 500, a directory of the largest Hispanic-owned companies in 2004. Mr. Mencia sold The Cube Corporation, with over $115 million in annual revenue, in March 2005. He received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year for the Greater Washington Area in 2000 and the Hispanic Business Magazine’s National Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001. Currently Mr. Mencia serves as Chairman of ByteTech, a company that provides near shore outsourcing for SAP, BPO, enterprise software development and integrated consulting solutions. Additionally, Mr. Mencia is an investor partner with Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP) whose mission is to serve the needs of children of low-income families in the Washington Metropolitan region and to demonstrate a unique approach to effective philanthropy.
Larry D. Meyers
Meyers & Associates
Mr. Meyers is the founder and President of Meyers & Associates, a government relations firm established in 1981. The twelve-member firm assists universities, cities, business and agricultural groups in understanding and affecting government policy. The firm is associated with Crosswind Communications, an Austin-based public relations firm with offices in New York, Miami, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Mr. Meyers also serves as President of Agriculture Development International, Inc., an export and consulting firm providing commodities and technical assistance to developing countries. He is a member of the Executive Advisory Board for the Office of International Affairs of Texas Tech University and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Texas State Aquarium. Additionally, he serves as Sponsoring Organization Representative for the Boy Scouts of America and is a Deacon and serves as Vice Chairman of the Foundation for the First Baptist Church of Alexandria, Virginia.
Mark C. Michael
Occasions Caterers, Inc.
Mr. Michael is founder and President of Occasions Caterers Inc., a full-service, off-premise catering firm located in Washington, D.C. since 1986. He is also founder and President of Protocol Staffing Services LLC, a hospitality staffing service, as well as Menus Catering, Inc., a corporate drop-off catering service. In addition to being on several Corporate Boards, he is on the President’s Council for Higher Achievement Program and he serves as a mentor for the Regional Board for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, DC Chapter, the US Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Washington Convention and Visitors Bureau and the International Society of Event Specialists.
Madhu K. Mohan, MD
Riverside Medical Group
Dr. Mohan is a practicing Endocrinologist and President of the Riverside Medical Group, a large multi-specialty group consisting of 50 health care providers. He is Founder and Chairman of First Opinions, a software company in New Delhi, Director of AJPL, a hydroelectric power project in Sikkim, India and Chairman of a private equity fund with interests in healthcare companies in Southeast Asia and Europe. He was previously the Chairman of First Liberty Bancorp, Inc. and First Liberty National Bank. Dr. Mohan has been involved in various community projects and multiple businesses in health care, technology, biotech and real estate.
James P. Muldoon
Mr. Muldoon is the CEO of METCOR, Ltd., Washington, DC, which identifies, develops and secures federal business for high technology firms. A main division of METCOR, Learning Systems International (LSI), offers training materials development, documentation and training delivery services. He has served as Chairman of the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Boating Safety Advisory Council since 1998 and is immediate past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and continues to serve as a board trustee. He is Chairman of the National Maritime Heritage Foundation/DC Sail, the Vice President of the National Sailing Hall of Fame and was President of the United States Sailing Association from 1997 to 2000. In addition, Mr. Muldoon currently serves as a member of numerous project and governance boards related to other charitable and community organizations.
William C. Oldaker
Oldaker Law Group, LLP
Mr. Oldaker is a founding member and partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Oldaker Law Group, LLP, which was established in 1993. From 1987 to 1993, he was a partner in the Washington office of the law firm of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips. He was a partner at Epstein, Becker, and Green from 1982 to 1987 and is currently a partner of the National Health Advisors, a joint venture of Epstein, Becker, & Green and The Oldaker Group. Mr. Oldaker previously served as a director of Century National Bank until its acquisition by United Bank. Mr. Oldaker, is a partner in the consulting firm, The National Group, and a member of the Board of Directors for Neuralstem, Inc., a biopharmaceutical firm. He is a member of the D.C. Bar Association, the Bar Association for the Court of Appeals, D.C. and the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.
Randall S. Peyton, MD
Arthritis & Sports Orthopaedics & Physical Therapy
Dr. Peyton has been practicing orthopaedics in the Northern Virginia area since 1995. Dedicated to delivering quality care, he is President and CEO of Arthritis & Sports Orthopaedics & Physical Therapy, which he founded in January 1998. Dr. Peyton is an orthopaedic total joint surgeon focused on the treatment of arthritis, sports injuries, and musculoskeletal problems of the hip, knee and shoulder. He completed his fellowship training in adult reconstruction and total joint replacement surgery at the prestigious Rothman Institute of the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and has performed thousands of knee and hip replacements. In addition to his work at Arthritis & Sports, Dr. Peyton is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedics Surgeons (AAOS) and belongs to several professional organizations including the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).
The Honorable Joe R. Reeder
Mr. Reeder, Mid-Atlantic Region Managing Shareholder for Greenberg Traurig, LLP (1999-2008), also served as Chairman of the Board of the Panama Canal Commission and 14th Undersecretary of the U.S. Army (1993-1997). A member of a number of corporate boards (both U.S. and International), he also serves on a number of civic and charitable boards including the National Board of Governors of the USO, the Armed Services YMCA, the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA, where he chairs the corporate Ethics Committee), the Marshall Legacy Institute, the Army Air Force Mutual Aid Association (AAFMAA), Our Military Kids (OMK) and the International Advisory Board of the Panama Canal Authority. A Trustee Emeritus of the Association of the U.S. Army, Mr. Reeder co-chaired Governor Warner’s Base Realignment Commission (VA BRAC) and was named by Governors Warner and Kaine to the Virginia National Defense Industrial Authority (VNDIA) where he recently was re-elected as Chairman.
William G. Reilly
Champion Title and Settlements, Inc.
Since 1993, Mr. Reilly has been the President of Champion Title in Fairfax, Virginia, a title insurance and real estate settlements company. From 1999 to 2001, he was Vice President in charge of sales for Network Access Solutions in Herndon, Virginia. From 1991 to 1999, Mr. Reilly was National Sales Manager, Government Systems Division, of Executone Information Systems in Oakton, Virginia. He is on the Board of the Melanoma Research Foundation, a member of the Northern Virginia Builders Industry Association, Trump National Country Club and Our Lady of Hope Church.
Gail R. Steckler
Infrastructure Management Group, Inc.
Ms. Steckler is Treasurer of Infrastructure Management Group, Inc., a management consulting company. Before joining IMG, Inc., she was a Vice President at ASB Capital Management, an institutional investment advisory firm. Prior to this, Ms. Steckler was a Development Officer for Virginia Properties Associates, Inc., a real estate investment firm. She has served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Presbyterian School, where for several years she chaired the Finance Committee and the Investment Committee. Additionally, Ms. Steckler is a member of the CFA Society of Washington, D.C. and The Board of Visitors of Children’s National Medical Center.
General (Ret.) Johnnie E. Wilson
General Wilson, retired 4-star, is currently Chief Executive Officer of JWIL, LLC. He previously served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Dimensions International, Inc. from 1999 to 2007 and later as Vice President of Logistics at Honeywell Technology. General Wilson’s distinguished career in the U.S. Army culminated in his position as Commanding General, U.S. Army Material Command. During his career, General Wilson was selected to command the Ordinance Center and School responsible for the training and professional development of soldiers, NCOs and officers every year. He also served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Department of Army, where he was responsible for worldwide logistics.
Interstate Worldwide Relocation Services
Mr. Morrissette serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Interstate Service Group, Inc. and several of its sister companies from their worldwide headquarters in Springfield, Virginia. At age 16, Mr. Morrissette began working for the family business, Ace Van & Storage Co., Inc., founded by his father, Arthur E. Morrissette, in 1943. During his career with the family business, Mr. Morrissette has been responsible for management of all of the legal, financial, IT and administrative areas of the worldwide logistics and relocation businesses. He has served as officer and board member on various community and transportation industry associated boards and currently serves on the board of The Salvation Army National Capital Region.