BCT Residential Lending Team Strengthened with Addition of Chris Puller

March 9, 2023
CHARLES TOWN, WV, March 9, 2023 (OTC:PTBS) – BCT Residential Lending, a division of Bank of Charles Town, also known as The Community’s Bank, recently announced Chris Puller as the newest member of its residential lending team, serving as Mortgage Loan Officer. Mr. Puller will be responsible for residential mortgage originations throughout BCT’s markets with an emphasis in Loudoun County, Virginia and Jefferson County, West Virginia.
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Chris Puller, MLO

Mr. Puller’s primary office is located at BCT’s Purcellville, Virginia branch at 1201 Wolf Rock Drive.  He will also work from the main office at 111 E. Washington Street, Charles Town, West Virginia.

With over 15 years of financial services experience in both mortgage banking and retail and branch banking, Mr. Puller most recently served as Mortgage Loan Officer with Sierra Pacific Mortgage since 2018.   Prior to that, he served as Retail Banking Manager with Middleburg Bank.

“We are pleased to have Chris join our mortgage lending team,” stated Steve Cowen, Senior Vice President, Director of Mortgage Production. "His strong community connections and proven success with mortgage originations will provide us with enhanced capabilities in a challenging housing market.” 

Mr. Puller is committed to giving back to the community.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors  for the Jefferson County Development Authority of West Virginia.  He also serves on the Board as Past President of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Rotary Club of Charles Town (West Virginia).  Mr. Puller is a past Board member of the Boys and Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle and a past member of the Purcellville Business Association in Purcellville, Virginia.

Recognized for outstanding service to the community, Mr. Puller has been named Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Charles Town.  He has also been named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International for significant service to others. 

Mr. Puller is a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in Multidisciplinary Studies consisting of three areas of concentration:  Business Administration, Communications, and Sport and Exercise Physiology.    

Making his home in Jefferson County, West Virginia with his wife and two sons, Mr. Puller coaches Little League baseball and basketball and most enjoys spending time with his family.  He also enjoys entertaining guests with his specialty smoked meats.  Traveling is also a favorite pursuit especially when visiting Morgantown to cheer on the WVU Mountaineers. 

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About the Company

Founded in 1871, BCT-Bank of Charles Town, also known as The Community's Bank, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Potomac Bancshares, Inc. (OTC:PTBS). With approximately $830 million in assets as of December 31, 2023, the Company conducts operations through its main office, an additional eight branch offices, and two loan production offices.  BCT’s offices are located in Jefferson and Berkeley Counties (WV), Washington County (MD), and Loudoun and Stafford Counties (VA). The Bank provides various banking products and services including free access to over 55,000 ATMs through the Allpoint® network plus online and mobile banking for individuals, businesses, and local governments. The Bank also offers commercial lines and term loans, residential and commercial construction, commercial real estate loans, agricultural loans, and government contractor loans.  The Bank is also a Small Business Administration (SBA) Preferred Lender and offers Government Contractor loans and lines of credit. The Residential Lending division offers secondary market and portfolio mortgage loans, one-time close construction to perm loans, as well as home equity loans and lines of credit. For over 65 years, BCT Wealth Advisors has provided financial management, investment, trust, and estate services to its clients. In 2023, American Banker selected BCT as a “Top 200 Community Bank,” an annual listing of the best performing banks in the United States with assets under $2 billion.  BCT was voted a “Best of the Best” winner in the 2023 Journal-News Readers’ Choice Awards in four categories:  Bank, Mortgage Company, Loan Services, and Financial Planning.  In 2023, 2021, 2020, and 2019 the Bank was named a “Best Bank To Work For” by American Banker.

The Company's shares are quoted on the OTC Pink Sheet marketplace under the symbol "PTBS." For more information about Potomac Bancshares, Inc., and the Bank, please visit our website at www.mybct.bank.