RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– John Marshall Bank recently announced Laila Elhajali as their new Business Development Officer in the Arlington region. Laila joins the John Marshall Bank team as a seasoned professional with nearly 15 years of experience in business development, bank operations and management. She most recently served as a member of the Branch Management team in Alexandria, VA with United Bank, where she was responsible for managing and mitigating operational risks as well as training and developing talent.
Prior to United Bank, Laila had a long career with Cardinal Bank dating back to 2005, and then transitioning to United Bank after Cardinal’s acquisition. During her time with Cardinal Bank, Laila was consistently recognized for her strong performance including 1st Place Awards in Operation Excellence and a Distinguished Membership in both the Cardinal’s Chairman’s Club and the Cardinal Elite program.
Laila completed her college education in Casablanca, Morocco where she received her Law Degree at the University of Hassan II. Through her international background, Laila contributes to the diverse culture found at John Marshall Bank.
“Joining John Marshall Bank is a significant milestone in my banking career. I am looking forward to partnering with the Bank to advance their business development goals and objectives in the Arlington market,” stated Laila.
“Laila Elhajali is a strong addition to our Business Development team. Her expertise and in-depth knowledge of banking products and services is a powerful combination to help advance our strategic initiatives,” stated Bill Ridenour, John Marshall Bank’s Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer.
Laila is currently a dedicated member of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. She also volunteers at various schools throughout the City of Alexandria and Fairfax County where she supports programs geared towards improving financial literacy.