John Stallings

President

Two of the things I enjoy most about my role at Union are coaching and helping our team provide outstanding financial advice, solutions and service to our clients. From a young person entering the workforce, to business owners considering strategic options, to a family planning for retirement, our clients face challenging and important financial decisions every day. Our Union bankers are well positioned to be valued advisors, leveraging industry experience and tailored products and services designed to help our customers reach their financial goals. 

My job responsibilities include leadership of our Commercial, Retail, Wealth Management, and Mortgage businesses as well as Marketing and Digital Strategy. Prior to joining Union, I was President and CEO of the Virginia Division of SunTrust. Past roles include President of the Central Carolina Region for SunTrust, and Head of Retail Banking for National Commerce Financial (NCF). I began my banking career in 1988 as a management associate at NCF in Memphis.

I have been an active community volunteer throughout my career. I serve as the President of the Regirer Foundation, as an executive committee member of the boards of the Virginia Bankers Association (former Chair, 2016-17), and Venture Richmond, and as a trustee of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. I chaired the 2016 and 2017 annual fundraising campaigns for the YMCA of Greater Richmond, and I volunteer with United Way and other philanthropic organizations across Virginia. At Union, we believe it is important to support the communities that we serve.

I am an alumnus of Vanderbilt University with a major in English and a minor in Business Administration. I earned my MBA, with a concentration in Finance, at the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.

I enjoy my free time with my family and friends, including boating, fishing, reading, long walks, traveling and the occasional ski trip.