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Anita Gentle Newcomb

President and Managing Director

A. G. Newcomb & Co.

Anita is president of A.G. Newcomb & Co., a strategic consulting firm she founded in 1999, and a member of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond—Baltimore Branch. Anita’s experience spans over two decades in the financial services industry as a commercial banker, investment banker, and strategic consultant. Anita has built a national reputation with her expertise and knowledge of community banking. She speaks extensively on the community bank business model and trends, is often quoted in the media and has appeared on C-SPAN and Washington Business Radio. Anita advises financial institutions on a wide range of corporate development activities from strategic planning, consumer and business banking strategies and organizational assessments, to financial forecasts, mutual conversions, branch transactions, and valuing and structuring acquisitions. Anita was formerly president, CEO and board member of ACB Business Partners, the for-profit subsidiary of America’s Community Bankers, a large national banking trade association. She spent twelve years in investment banking and strategic consulting with three national firms. Early in her career, Anita was vice president of strategic planning and senior mergers and acquisitions specialist, Security Pacific Corporation, Los Angeles, at that time the fourth-largest bank in the country, and investor relations officer and corporate secretary with Cullen / Frost Bankers, Inc. Anita is a member of the faculty of the Barret Graduate School of Banking, Memphis, TN, teaching Strategic Planning and Bank Performance Management. She received an M.B.A. in finance with distinction from the University of Houston and a B.S. in accounting with honor from Auburn University, Auburn AL. She is also a certified public accountant (inactive) and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.