Growing up in Minnesota, I remember a local woman named Suzy who would ride her bike daily through our neighborhood, making a point of getting to know everyone she came across. Suzy had an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) and brightened everyone’s day with her caring attitude and positive disposition.
Prior to moving to the Shenandoah Valley, I was involved with The Arc in Hampton Roads, now called Versability. During my time there, I witnessed program participants engage in and perform high quality work through their computer recycling and cleaning program. After some time, my former bank was able to offer a job to one of their participants in order to provide regular employment for them. Everyday, she put great effort into completing her job duties with a great attitude all while offering support to other associates. It was a meaningful experience for all.
When I moved to town, I came across The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham (HR) through a local Chamber of Commerce meeting. After connecting with The Arc of HR, I was later invited to join the Board of Directors where I am now the Vice President of Support Services. One of my goals as board member is to help cultivate a passionate and engaged donor base in order to ensure that our program participants and dedicated staff have the resources they need to keep supporting the I/DD community in our area.
Mark Hanna is the president and CEO of F&M Bank Corp. Prior to relocating to the Shenandoah Valley with his family in 2017, Mr. Hanna spent over 27 years in banking, most recently as a regional president for Eastern Virginia Bankshares and as president & CEO of Virginia Company Bank. Mr. Hanna graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Wake Forest University in May of 1990 and earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in December of 1998.