Board of Directors



Peter G. Fitzgerald

Chairman of the Board, Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc.
Chairman of the Board, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.

Peter G. Fitzgerald serves as the Chairman of the Board for both the Company and the Bank, and his leadership has been a driving force behind the organization's growth and success. He brings a rich blend of experience in banking, law, and public service.

Having worked in the banking industry since his teenage years, Mr. Fitzgerald gained valuable knowledge from his family's long history in the field dating back to 1940. This legacy has informed his cautious banking strategy, which has enabled the Bank to expand its services while maintaining historically superior levels of liquidity, asset quality, and risk-based capital.

Mr. Fitzgerald began his legal career as a litigation associate at Chicago's Isham, Lincoln & Beale and then became a partner at Riordan, Larson, Bruckert & Moore, a banking law firm. He later served as in-house General Counsel for Suburban Bancorp, Inc., where he managed the legal affairs of thirteen banks and various subsidiaries. Following the merger of Suburban Bancorp, Inc. and the Bank of Montreal (BMO) in 1994, he continued in this role until the end of 1996. Between 1988 and 1998, he served on the boards of three nationally chartered commercial banks and one state-chartered commercial bank.

In 1998, at the age of 38, Mr. Fitzgerald was elected to the United States Senate, becoming its youngest member. He represented Illinois for twelve years as both a U.S. Senator (1999-2005) and State Senator (1993-1998), gaining a reputation for his principled and independent approach to policymaking.

Mr. Fitzgerald completed his preparatory studies at Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, Rhode Island and earned his A.B. degree, cum laude and with "Highest Distinction" in Classics, from Dartmouth College, where he was a co-recipient of the Perkins Literature Prize. He then attended the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki in Greece as a Rotary scholar before earning his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan School of Law.

As Chairman of the Board for the Company since 2006 and the Bank since 2007, Mr. Fitzgerald applies his extensive knowledge of the banking industry’s practical, financial, legal, legislative, and regulatory aspects to steer the organization. Under his leadership, rooted in a family tradition of sound banking, Chain Bridge has established a conservative banking culture critical to its growth and success.

Philip A. Odeen
Director, Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc.

Mr. Philip Odeen is a highly accomplished individual who has been a director of the Company since June 2007. He is a renowned business leader with a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors.

Throughout his career, Mr. Odeen has held various positions of responsibility with many organizations. He is currently a member of the board of directors for Globant, S.A., and has been the chairman of its Compensation Committee since 2020. He has also served as a proxy director of Leonardo DRS since 2013.

Mr. Odeen's experience includes serving as a director of Booz Allen Hamilton from 2008 to 2019. From 2009 to 2013, he was the chairman of the board of directors and lead independent director of AES Corporation, having served as a director of the company from 2003 to 2013. Additionally, from 2008 to 2013, Mr. Odeen served as the chairman of the board of directors of Convergys Corporation and as a director of Convergys Corporation from 2000 to 2013.

He has also served as a director of QinetiQ North America, Inc. from 2006 to 2015, ASC Signal Corporation from 2009-2015, and Red Hawk from 2015-2018. Mr. Odeen was a director of Northrop Grumman from 2002 to 2008.

Prior to his career in the private sector, Mr. Odeen served in various senior positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the White House National Security Council.

He has also served as the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TRW Inc., retiring from the position in December 2001. Additionally, Mr. Odeen served as Chief Executive Officer of BDM from 1992 to 1997. Before that, he was a partner with Coopers & Lybrand from 1978 to 1992 and Vice Chairman of the Management Consulting practice from 1991 to 1992.

Mr. Odeen holds a Bachelor's Degree in Government from the University of South Dakota, attended the University of Liverpool, England as a Fulbright Scholar, and has a Master's Degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin. He is a Member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Mr. Odeen's extensive experience in leadership and guidance of public and private companies were among the factors leading to his election to the Board. His contributions as a director of the Company have been highly valued, and his qualifications and experience make him an important member of the Company's Board.

John J. Brough
Chief Executive Officer and Director, Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer and Director, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.

Mr. John J. Brough is a highly accomplished banking professional with over 30 years of experience serving the banking needs of individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

Mr. Brough joined the Company in July 2006 as the Chief Executive Officer and went on to become the founding Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Bank in August 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Brough served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of James Monroe Bancorp, Inc., a publicly traded bank holding company. He also held the positions of Senior Vice President, Regional Controller, and Cashier at First Virginia Banks, Inc., a prominent mid-Atlantic bank holding company.

With an extensive background in bank management, financial accounting, asset and liability management, banking operations, and regulatory matters, Mr. Brough brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Company's Board. He received his MBA and bachelor's degrees from Georgetown University and attended the Georgetown International Management Graduate Business Program at Oxford University, England. He maintained his CPA license from 1999 to 2017.

Mr. Brough's contributions as the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Bank have been highly valued, and his qualifications and experience make him a crucial asset to the Board of the Company.

David M. Evinger

President, Director & Corporate Secretary, Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc.
President, Director, Chief Credit Officer & Secretary, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.

Mr. David Evinger is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in commercial banking and risk management.

He joined the Company and Bank in July 2006 as an Organizer and was subsequently elected by the Board as a director in December 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Evinger served as Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at James Monroe Bank, where he focused his efforts on credit, lending, and risk-management strategies.

Throughout his career, Mr. Evinger has held various positions of responsibility with private investment funds, institutional lenders such as Freddie Mac, and commercial banks such as Cardinal Bank, United Bank of Virginia, George Mason Bank, and Franklin National Bank.

Mr. Evinger's extensive experience in commercial banking and risk management were among the reasons leading to his election to the Board. He attended Marymount University in Arlington, VA, where he received his B.A. and MBA degrees. Mr. Evinger's contributions as a director of the Company have been highly valued, and his qualifications and experience make him a vital addition to the Board.

Thomas G. Fitzgerald
Director, Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc.
Mr. Thomas G. Fitzgerald Jr., CFA, joined the company's Board of Directors in April 2020. He brings extensive experience in investment management and banking, with expertise in fixed-income analysis, financial statement analysis, and corporate finance.

Since September 2018, Mr. Fitzgerald has served as the CEO of Fitzgerald Investment Management Company LLC, where he oversees a single-family office that prioritizes asset allocation and cost-effective investment strategies for individuals and limited partnerships. In this role, Mr. Fitzgerald manages both public and private investments.

In addition to his CEO position, Mr. Fitzgerald has been a Manager of TF Management LLC, the General Partner of TGF Investments, L.P., since 2018. In this capacity, he manages private investments, including the partnership's investments in Chain Bridge Bancorp., Inc.

Prior to his current roles, Mr. Fitzgerald held various positions at First Bancorp of Durango, Inc. between 2012 and 2018. He served as a Director and later as President from September 2017 to September 2018. During his tenure, he managed the company's merger with Triumph Bancorp, Inc. and served as a Director at the First National Bank of Durango and Bank of New Mexico.

From 2008 to 2017, Mr. Fitzgerald worked as a Managing Director at Perry Capital, a New York City-based investment management firm specializing in cross-asset and event-driven strategies. He managed the firm's largest investments in financial institutions in the United States and globally and focused on distressed debt across various industries.

Mr. Fitzgerald began his professional career as an Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group at Lehman Brothers, where he served on teams advising regional banks during the Global Financial Crisis. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University, with minors in Classics and Management Science & Engineering.

Andrew J. Fitzgerald
Director, Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc.

Mr. Andrew Fitzgerald was elected to the Company's Board of Directors in April 2020, bringing extensive knowledge and experience in banking, investment banking, legal, and bank regulatory matters. Since January 2018, Mr. Fitzgerald has served as the Chief Investment Officer of Otis Road Investments, LP, a single-family office where he manages both public and private investments, including several commercial banks. In January 2022, he was appointed Managing General Partner.

Prior to joining Otis Road Investments, Mr. Fitzgerald worked at Hovde Group, a leading nationwide investment banking firm specializing in financial institutions, from 2011 to 2017. During his tenure, he held the positions of Associate General Counsel and Managing Director. Early in his career, Mr. Fitzgerald had a summer associate role at the law firm Ropes & Gray LLP and gained experience at Lazard, a global financial advisory firm, where he developed his skills in M&A advisory and corporate restructuring.

Mr. Fitzgerald currently serves as a director of Southern Wisconsin Bancshares Corporation and Farmers Savings Bank, roles he has held since 2013. From 2014 to 2018, he served as a director of Southern Colorado Corporation, where he oversaw the sale of its subsidiary, Mancos Valley Bank, to Dolores State Bank, and the eventual merger of the company with Triumph Bancorp, Inc. Additionally, Mr. Fitzgerald has held directorships at Citizens Bank of Pagosa Springs (2017-2018) and First Bancorp of Durango, Inc. (2012-2014).

He earned his B.A., M.B.A., and J.D. degrees from Northwestern University. Mr. Fitzgerald was admitted to the Illinois Bar and is currently voluntarily inactive and in good standing.

Joseph M. Fitzgerald (No relation to Peter G. Fitzgerald)
Director, Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc.
Director, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.
Mr. Joseph Fitzgerald was elected by the Board as a director of the Company in October 2022. He was a founding director of the Bank in August 2007. Since January 2005, Mr. Fitzgerald has served as president of Fitzgerald Financial LLC, providing risk management and regulatory consulting services to financial institutions worldwide. For over 18 years, he was with the Secura Group, where he was Managing Director of their global credit services practice. He began his career as a National Bank Examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the supervisor of U.S. national banks. Mr. Fitzgerald graduated from the University of Notre Dame and the Darden School of International Banking at the University of Virginia. He also passed the CPA exam. Mr. Fitzgerald was elected to the Board because of his extensive experience with credit risk management, banking regulations, audit, internal controls and compliance, financial reporting, asset valuation, and transaction structuring.

Phillip F. Herrick
Director, Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc.
Director, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.

Mr. Phillip Herrick is a founding director of both the Company and the Bank, having played a pivotal role in their establishment in May 2006 and August 2007, respectively.

With over 40 years of experience as a private real estate investor, Mr. Herrick has owned numerous residential investment properties throughout his career. He also served as a founding director of Heritage Bank in 1987 and sat on its Board of Directors until its acquisition by Cardinal Financial Corporation. Additionally, he served as a director of Cardinal Bank, N.A.

Mr. Herrick is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. Herrick's extensive experience in real estate investment and as a director of financial institutions were key factors leading to his election to the Board. His contributions as a founding director of the Company and Bank have been invaluable, and his qualifications and experience make him a valuable asset to the Board of the Company.

Thomas E. Jacobi
Director, Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc.
Director, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.
Mr. Thomas Jacobi is a founding director of both the Company in May 2006 and the Bank in August 2007. Since March 2012, Mr. Jacobi has served as Senior Vice President and Client Services Officer for the Bank. Mr. Jacobi in 1982 founded Langley Photo & Digital, a photo and camera retailer, growing the business to a chain of four locations in Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Mr. Jacobi currently serves on the Boards of both the McLean Community Foundation and the McLean Revitalization Corporation. Mr. Jacobi was elected to the Board because of his business experience and civic involvement. His contributions to the growth and success of the Bank and Company have been substantial.

Michelle L. Korsmo
Director, Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc.
Director, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.

Ms. Michelle Korsmo was elected by the Board as a director of the Company in October 2022. She joined as a director of the Bank in November 2019. In May 2022, Ms. Korsmo was appointed as president and chief executive officer of the National Restaurant Association, the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises approximately one million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 14.5 million employees. She is also the chief executive officer of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. From September 2018 to May 2022, she was president and chief executive officer of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, the national trade association representing the wholesale tier of the wine and spirits industry. Ms. Korsmo also served seven years as head of the American Land Title Association, the national trade association for real estate settlement services and the land title industry. Prior to ALTA, Korsmo served as executive vice president of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation. She was previously deputy chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Labor. After completing her education at North Dakota State University, Korsmo started her career as a business owner in her home state of North Dakota, where she built a public advocacy and political consulting firm representing a consortium of organizations before the North Dakota Legislature. Ms. Korsmo was elected to the Board because of her extensive knowledge of trade associations, her government affairs background, and her knowledge of corporate governance.

Paul W. Leavitt
Director, Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc.
Director, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.
Mr. Paul Leavitt joined the Company as a director in December 2016 and was elected a director of the Bank in January 2018. Since September 2001, Mr. Leavitt has served on the Board of Trustees of Drake University. He has also been on the Board of Directors for Mill Reef Properties, Inc. from March 2018 to present and previously from March 2006 to March 2012. Mr. Leavitt had a distinguished 21 year career with USA Today in various editorial capacities, including as the Washington News Editor. Prior to joining USA Today, he spent 11 years as an editor and reporter for the Des Moines Register. Mr. Leavitt received his undergraduate degree in journalism from Drake University and then studied Russian at Moscow State University. Mr. Leavitt was elected to the Board because of his valuable communications and non-profit industry experience.

Christopher S. Lippman
Director, Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc
Director, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.

Mr. Christopher “Chip” Lippman was elected by the Board as a director of the Company in October 2022. He joined as a director of the Bank in January 2022. Mr. Lippman is a Managing Director for the Carlyle Group, focused on U.S. real estate opportunities. He joined Carlyle in 1998 and has led various investment sourcing strategies in markets across the United States. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Lippman was a vice president specializing in real estate with Friedman Billings & Ramsey, an investment bank located in Arlington, Virginia. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Lippman was employed by CarrAmerica Realty Corporation, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust. He graduated cum laude from Harvard College with an AB in Economics. Mr. Lippman was elected to the Board because of his extensive knowledge in the commercial real estate industry.

Jonathan E. Missner
Director, Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc.
Director, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.
Mr. Jonathan Missner was elected by the Board as a director of the Company in October 2022. He joined as a director of the Bank in January 2019. Since October 2014, Mr. Missner has served as the Managing Partner of Washington law firm Stein Mitchell Beato & Missner LLP. Prior to joining Stein Mitchell, Mr. Missner spent more than a decade (February 2004 to October 2014) at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), most recently as Managing Director, National Affairs. Before joining AIPAC, he led three high-growth businesses in the healthcare field. Mr. Missner holds a J.D. from Georgetown, M.B.A. from the George Washington University, B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center since 2000. Mr. Missner was elected to the Board because of his legal, business, and non-profit experience.

Elizabeth M. O'Shea
Director, Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc.
Director, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.
Ms. Elizabeth O'Shea was elected to the Board of the Company in October 2022, having served as a founding Director of the Bank, and Chair of its Compensation Committee, since August 2007. Ms. O'Shea was a securities and real estate lawyer at law firm of Brown & Wood, LLP (now Sidley Austin, LLP) in New York. Additionally, she has been involved in various academic and civic organizations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Ms. O'Shea's legal background and experience working with non-profit organizations were among the factors that led to her election to the Board. Her contributions as a founding Director of the Bank, and as Compensation Committee Chair, have been highly regarded, and her qualifications and experience make her a valuable addition to the Company’s Board.
 
Paul Shiffman
Director, Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc.
Director, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.
Mr. Paul Shiffman is a founding director of both the Company in May 2006 and the Bank in August 2007. Over 40 years ago, he founded Shiffman & Shiffman, PC. Mr. Shiffman is a litigator with extensive trial experience in state and federal courts in the District of Columbia and Virginia. He is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar, the Virginia Bar, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Virginia Supreme Court, the Military Court of Justice, the U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Claims. Mr. Shiffman was an adjunct professor at the American University College of Law. Mr. Shiffman's extensive legal experience and accomplishments were key factors leading to his election to the Board. His contributions as a founding director of the Company and the Bank have been significant, and his qualifications and experience make him a qualified member of the Company’s Board.
 
Benita Thompson-Byas
Director, Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc.
Director, Chain Bridge Bank, N.A.
Ms. Benita Thompson-Byas was elected by the Board as a director of the Company in October 2022. She was a founding Director of the Bank in August 2007. Since January 2008, Ms. Thompson-Byas has served as Senior Vice President and Vice Chair of the Board of Thompson Hospitality, L.P., the largest minority-owned food service company in the United States. She is responsible for all phases of marketing which entails developing marketing plans, conducting firm research, creating and executing promotions, and working with food committees. Ms. Thompson-Byas also serves as Thompson Hospitality’s Community Relations Director, coordinating the company's charitable initiatives. She began her career with Thompson Hospitality in 1992. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia's College of Arts and Sciences. Her extensive experience with marketing, communications, business operations, and human resources matters were among the key reasons for her election to the Board. Ms. Thompson-Byas' contributions as a founding Director of the Bank have been highly valued, and her qualifications and experience make her a valuable asset to the Company’s Board.

























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