BCT Welcomes Masuma Kerawala as Branch Manager of Middleburg Office

April 20, 2023
CHARLES TOWN, WV, April 20, 2023 (OTC:PTBS) – BCT-Bank of Charles Town, also known as The Community’s Bank, recently welcomed Masuma Kerawala who will serve as the Branch Manager of the Middleburg, Virginia banking office located at 115 The Plains Road. Ms. Kerawala will lead the staff in providing retail and business financial services while developing beneficial relationships with clients and the local community.
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Masuma Kerawala

Ms. Kerawala brings over 15 years of financial services experience to BCT.  Most recently, she served as Assistant Branch Manager with FVCBank in the Northern Virginia market.  Prior financial services experience includes positions of increasing responsibility in banking and mortgage finance with Capital One, Navy Federal Credit Union, Millennium Bank, First Niagara Bank, and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.  In addition to financial services, Ms. Kerawala has several years’ experience serving in administrative and technical support positions with Atlantis Logistics and Active Health Management.

“Having Masuma lead our Middleburg branch is a great opportunity for us,” stated Tim Lewis, Executive Vice President, Retail and Technology Operations.  “Her experience and enthusiasm for building strong relationships with business and community leaders will help us grow our market share in Middleburg and surrounding communities.”

Ms. Kerawala is dedicated to supporting community organizations and initiatives.  She currently serves as a member of the Middleburg Business Association and as a member of the Sterling Women organization.  She also volunteers to help seniors with their food supplies and grocery shopping while serving at her mosque, Idara E Jaferia.

With an Associate’s degree from Queens College, Ms. Kerawala also studied at Arlington Career Center  School of Business with a focus in Banking & Finance.

Ms. Kerawala makes her home in Loudoun County, Virginia with her husband and children. She enjoys traveling to her native land of Mumbai, India, whenever possible.  She also enjoys trips to the beach, Disney, playing with the family cats, and Bollywood movies. 

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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 $855 million in assets as of March 31, 2024, 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 an affiliation with Sheetz convenience stores.  The Bank provides convenient online and mobile banking for individuals, businesses, and local governments. The Bank also offers commercial lines and term loans, residential and commercial construction loans, commercial real estate loans, agricultural loans, and government contractor loans.  The Bank is also a Small Business Administration (SBA) Preferred Lender.  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 70 years, BCT Wealth Advisors has provided trust services, growing into a premier financial management, investments, and estate services provider.  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.