Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Executive Officers

Litz H. Van Dyke
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer of Carter Bank & Trust since 2017. He was formerly Executive Vice President of the Bank. Mr. Van Dyke was a Practice Manager for CCG Catalyst Consulting Group based in Phoenix, Arizona assisting banks with strategic advisory services. He also has served in senior executive roles with a number of Virginia-based banking institutions as President and CEO, COO, and Chief Lending Officer.
Phyllis Q. Karavatakis
President and Chief Banking Officer
President and Chief Banking Officer of Carter Bank & Trust since 2016. She was formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of the Bank. Ms. Karavatakis has been employed by Carter Bank & Trust since 1978.
Vice Chairman of the Board of Carter Bank & Trust since 2017.
Wendy S. Bell
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Jane Ann Davis
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Tony E. Kallsen
Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer
Bradford N. Langs
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer
Matthew M. Speare
Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Board of Directors

Michael R. Bird
Director since 2018
Chief financial officer of Virginia Lutheran Homes Inc., which owns and operates a continuing-care retirement community and a nursing and rehabilitation center both in Roanoke and two rent-subsidized apartments with supportive services in Virginia Beach and New Market. He has more than 30 years of experience in the long-term care industry.
Robert W. Conner
Director since 1985
Retired. Formerly Clerk of the Circuit Court of Halifax County, Virginia for more than five years. He also has served as a Director of Community National Bank from 1985 until the Merger and Bank Building Corporation since 1995 until its Merger with Carter Bank & Trust. He served as a Director of Carter Bank & Trust Real Estate Holdings, Inc. from 2008 until 2016.
Gregory W. Feldmann
Director since 2017
President and Co-Founder of Skyline Capital Strategies, LLC, a business advisory firm in Roanoke, Virginia for more than five years. He has over 35 years of experience in banking, corporate finance and investments. Mr. Feldmann has served during his career as President, CEO, and Director of three Virginia-based community banks.
Chester A. Gallimore
Director since 1978
President of Wills Ridge Supply, Floyd County, Virginia for more than five years. He also served as a Director of Blue Ridge Bank, N.A. from 1978 until the Merger.
Charles E. Hall
Director since 1978
Farmer in Floyd County, Virginia for more than five years. He also has served as a Director of Blue Ridge Bank, N.A. from 1978 until the Merger and Bank Building Corporation since 1995 until its Merger with Carter Bank & Trust. He served as a Director of Carter Bank & Trust Real Estate Holdings, Inc. from 2008 until 2016.
James W. Haskins
Director since 1982
Attorney and Principal in the law firm of Young, Haskins, Mann, Gregory, McGarry, and Wall, P.C., Martinsville, Virginia for more than five years. He also served as a Director of Mountain National Bank from 1996 until the Merger and Patrick Henry National Bank from 1982 until the Merger.
Chairman of the Board of Carter Bank & Trust since 2017.
Phyllis Q. Karavatakis
Director since 2017
President and Chief Banking Officer of Carter Bank & Trust since 2016. She was formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of the Bank. Ms. Karavatakis has been employed by Carter Bank & Trust since 1978.
Vice Chairman of the Board of Carter Bank & Trust since 2017.
Lanny A. Kyle, O. D.
Director since 2003
Currently practicing optometry in North Carolina. He formerly was Owner and President of Piedmont Optometric Association for more than five years. He also served as a Director of Mountain National Bank from 2003 until the Merger.
George W. Lester II
Director since 1976
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Lester Group, Inc., a Forest Products Company in Martinsville, Virginia for more than five years. He also served as a Director of Patrick Henry National Bank from 1976 until the Merger and Shenandoah National Bank from 1996 until the Merger. He served as a Director of Carter Bank & Trust Real Estate Holdings, Inc. from 2008 until 2016.
E. Warren Matthews
Director since 1998
Attorney in the firm of Harris, Matthews & Crowder, P.C., South Hill, Virginia, for more than five years. He also served as a Director of Community National Bank from 1998 until the Merger.
Catharine L. Midkiff
Director since 2018
Former executive with General Electric Capital Corporation for more than 20 years in risk management, operations and finance in its Asia, Europe and United States markets. A certified public accountant, she is certified in Six Sigma as a master black belt.
Joseph E. Pigg
Director since 1976
President of Millard's Machinery, Inc., Henry County, Virginia, an industrial and logging equipment sales and service business for more than five years. He also served as a Director of Patrick Henry National Bank from 1976 until the Merger and Shenandoah National Bank from 1996 until the Merger.
Litz H. Van Dyke
Director since 2017
Chief Executive Officer of Carter Bank & Trust since 2017. He was formerly Executive Vice President of the Bank. Mr. Van Dyke was a Practice Manager for CCG Catalyst Consulting Group based in Phoenix, Arizona assisting banks with strategic advisory services. He also has served in senior executive roles with a number of Virginia-based banking institutions as President and CEO, COO, and Chief Lending Officer.
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