John R. Maxwell
Mr. Maxwell is Chairman and CEO. He has over 32 years of experience in the banking industry. Before John Marshall Bank, he 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.
He is a graduate of the University of Colorado, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
Bill Ridenour is President and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to John Marshall Bank, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of James Monroe Bank. His background includes over 40 years’ experience in the banking industry, having held numerous positions including President and CEO of two other local community banks.
Bill’s community involvement includes serving on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the George Mason University Foundation, and the Board of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason. He 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.
He 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 is a past Board Member and Fundraising Chairman of the Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) helping abused and neglected children. Bill is also a past Board Member and officer of the Country Club of Fairfax, including serving as Treasurer, President, and Chairman of the Past President’s Council. He is a 2003 Graduate of Leadership Fairfax and previously served on the Board of the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
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.
Mark D. Moore
Mr. Moore is Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. Mark’s career has spanned 30 years, the vast majority of which has centered on commercial, real estate, and government contractor lending to local enterprises within the Washington, DC metropolitan marketplace.
Complimenting his commercial banking expertise is the valuable experience he gained serving as a partner of two distinguished Northern VA-based investment banking firms that provided M&A advisory services, private equity investments, and capital formation support to the government contracting and technology sectors (The McLean Group and Longstreet Partners, 2001 to 2006).
His commercial banking career has been with leading institutions in the current marketplace — M&T Bank, 2006 to 2008; United Bank, 1998 to 2000; George Mason Bank (acquired by United Bank), 1992 to 1998; and First American Bank of Virginia, 1985 to 1992.
Throughout his career Mark has served in a variety of leadership roles at prominent business organizations including the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (Chairman of the Board, 2013-14); the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum “SECAF” (Past Chairman); the Advisory Board of Virginia Tech’s Finance Department of the Pamplin College of Business (Executive Committee); and Leadership Fairfax (Class of 2000).
Mark is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic and State University - Pamplin College of Business, from which he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.
Carl E. Dodson
Mr. Dodson is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and has over 25 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.
Mr. 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 in residential and commercial real estate lending.
Formerly, he served with 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 in 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
Ms. 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.
Prior to 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 at 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.