John R. Maxwell
John Maxwell is Chairman and CEO. He has over 34 years of experience in the banking industry. Before John Marshall Bank, John served as President and Chief Executive Officer of James Monroe Bank from April 1997 until its sale to Mercantile Bank in July 2006, and continued with Mercantile until November 2006. From 1988 to 1996, he was Senior Vice President – Lending, of The Bank of Northern Virginia, and from 1996 to 1997, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer.
John is a graduate of the University of Colorado, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
Bill Ridenour is President and Chief Administrative Officer. Before John Marshall Bank, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of James Monroe Bank. His background includes over 42 years’ experience in the banking industry, having held numerous positions including President and CEO with two other local community banks.
His community involvement includes serving on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the George Mason University Foundation, the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and the Board of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Industrial Revenue Board Authority for the Town of Clifton, VA and is a member and Past Chairman of the Community Relations Committee for the Northern Virginia Chapter of the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association.
Bill is a member of the National Financial Management Honor Society, a former instructor at the Commercial Lending School of the American Institute of Banking, and a graduate of the Commercial Lending Training Program of Chase Manhattan Bank.
Bill holds a Master of Science Degree in Finance from The American University, Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania.
Carl E. Dodson
Carl Dodson is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and has over 27 years of community banking experience in the Washington metropolitan area.
Carl was one of the original officers of Palmer National Bank in Washington, D.C., serving as Executive Vice President and senior commercial lender from 1983 to 1996. Following Palmer’s sale to George Mason Bankshares in 1996, he served as a Senior Vice President of George Mason Bank until 1998, at which time Carl joined Cardinal Bank as Chief Credit Officer. In 2001, he was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the parent company, Cardinal Financial Corporation until May 2005, when he joined the organizing group of Security One Bank, the predecessor to John Marshall Bank.
Carl graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He continued at the University of Virginia to achieve his MBA from the Darden School of Business.
Paul W. Bice
Paul Bice is the Regional President for Loudoun County. He has over 30 years of banking experience in Northern Virginia, joining John Marshall Bank in 2008.
Previously, Paul served as Senior Vice President/Regional Executive at James Monroe Bank from 1998 to 2006. In 2006, James Monroe Bank was sold to Mercantile Bank.
Paul is active in the community, serving as a Director of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and of which he is Past Chair. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Loudoun County Economic Development Authority and is on the Board of Trustees for Reston Hospital Center. Additionally, Paul is a Board member of the Salvation Army in Loudoun County; Vice Chairman of the Loudoun County Industrial Development Authority; and Past President of The Friends of the Thomas Balch Library.
A graduate of Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Paul earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He also attended the University of Wisconsin for graduate level selling skills and sales operations and the Virginia Banker’s Association Graduate School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia.
Ed Harrington is the Regional President for Maryland and Washington, D.C. He has over 30 years of banking experience in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with a focus on residential and commercial real estate lending.
Formerly, he served James Monroe Bank as the Senior Vice President/Regional Executive for Maryland and Washington, D.C. In 2006, James Monroe Bank was sold to Mercantile Bank.
His earlier experience includes serving with Sequoia Bank as the Real Estate Lending Department Manager, where he worked for over 11 years. Sequoia Bank was sold to United Bank of Virginia in 2003.
Ed has a long-time affiliation with the Catholic Charities Foundation and is an active member of both the Montgomery County and Rockville Chambers of Commerce.
Ed graduated with honors from the Maryland Bankers Association Banker School in 2001.
Sonia Nga Johnston
Sonia Johnston is the Regional President for Arlington County. She has over 30 years of banking experience, 27 years of which have been in Arlington County. Previously, Sonia served as Senior Vice President/Regional Executive at James Monroe Bank from 1999 to 2006, at which time James Monroe Bank was sold to Mercantile Bank.
Before James Monroe Bank, she was one of the original officers of Virginia Commerce Bank, where she served as Vice President of Business Development from 1988 to 1999.
Sonia is actively involved in and devoted to the Arlington community. She currently serves as a Board Member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce; Arlington Community Foundation; Arlington Street People’s Assistant Network (A-SPAN); and the Warren G. Stambaugh Memorial Foundation. She is a member of the Arlington Kiwanis and a Lifetime Member of Leadership Arlington (Class of 2002). She has served as a Member of the Board for the Arlington Red Cross; the Arlington Community Residence; and the Clarendon Alliance.
Sonia attended Cantho University Law School in South Vietnam, 1975.
Heather Skigen is the Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Heather brings over 24 years of experience in the banking industry.
Before joining John Marshall Bank in early 2013, Heather served as a Senior Vice President at Essex Bank, where she managed a team of bankers responsible for residential and commercial asset management. Before that, her experience included credit underwriting, portfolio management, lending, and special assets at both large national banks and local community banks, including Bank of America and Alliance Bank.
Heather graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, double majoring in Finance and International Business. She is active in the community through the Virginia Bankers Association, the Risk Management Association, Relay for Life and the Epilepsy Foundation.