Hampton Roads Bankshares (HMPR) in Virginia Beach, Va., didn't have to look far to find its permanent chief financial officer.

The $2 billion-asset company said Thursday that Thomas Dix, who had been its interim CFO, would officially talk over the post. He had been filling in since Stephen Theobald left the company earlier this year to join a commercial real estate lender.

Dix joined Hampton Roads in 2009 and has been treasurer and corporate secretary since 2011. Earlier, he held a variety of roles at PNC Financial's PNC Bank (PCB) and Mercantile Peninsula Bank.

"We conducted a thorough search process with the assistance of Heidrick & Struggles and determined that [Dix] was the most qualified candidate to lead our finance function," Douglas Glenn, the company's chief executive, said in a press release. "Since his appointment to the interim CFO role in April, [Dix] has consistently demonstrated the range and depth of skills and judgment required of a strong CFO.

Hampton Roads' owns Bank of Hampton Roads in Norfolk, Va., and Shore Bank in Onley, Va. The company named a new chairman in May.

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