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Decision Maker for April 28: Pat Satterfield

Decision Maker for April 28: Pat Satterfield

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New position: Williams Mullen, community bank relationship manager

Previous Position: CEO, Virginia Association of Community Banks

Birthplace: Roanoke

Education: bachelor’s degree, Mary Washington College (now University of Mary Washington); graduate study of history, University of Richmond

Career: legislative aide to Del. Lacey Putney, Virginia House of Delegates; special assistant to the commissioners, Virginia State Corporation Commission

Best career move: “Joining the VACB, which allowed me to meet local bankers and community leaders all across Virginia.”

Career goals: “In affiliation with the attorneys at Williams Mullen, I plan to assist and support Virginia’s community banks through educational briefings and conferences.”

The best advice ever received: “Be very thoughtful in the decision-making process, and include as many viewpoints as possible.”

The most difficult situation faced on the job: “Working through the recent financial crisis.”

Career tip for students: “Be curious, be well-read and don’t be afraid to ask questions.”

Role model: “My parents, who taught me the importance of integrity and continual learning.”

Family: husband, Jim; daughters, Melinda, Jennifer and Lee; six grandchildren

Pastimes: “Reading, gardening and traveling.”

Most memorable book: “The End of Your Life Book Club” by Will Schwalbe

Favorite food: “One of my all-time favorites is lobster mac ’n’ cheese, made by my great chef/husband.”

Ideal vacation: “The beaches of Cape May, N.J.”

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