Laura McKinnon Named "Top 10 of Next Gen" Business Leader

December 10, 2014

Laura McKinnon, Commercial Loan Officer with Community Bank of the Chesapeake, has been recognized by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce as a "Top 10 of the Next Gen" business leader.

Sponsored by the Next Generation of Business Leaders, an affiliate of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, the "Top 10 of the Next Gen" awards recognize ten talented business leaders under the age of 40 in the Fredericksburg community. This year's winners were honored at an event held at the Fredericksburg Area Museum Culture Center on December 2.

"The Fredericksburg Lending staff and I congratulate Laura on this recognition," said Tony Farland, Senior Vice President, Senior Lender with Community Bank of the Chesapeake. "Laura is an outstanding young leader and a vital component of our lending team here in Fredericksburg. This award is a well-deserved testament to her hard work and dedication to the Bank and the community."

Ms. McKinnon joined Community Bank in December 2010 as part of the Bank's Management Training Program. She began working with the Commercial Underwriting department in 2011 and was promoted to Commercial Loan Officer in 2012. In her current position, she develops business loans in King George County and Fredericksburg.

Ms. McKinnon holds an MBA from Liberty University and a bachelor's degree in International Relations from the College of William and Mary. She completed the Risk Management Association's Lending Academy in the summer of 2011. Ms. McKinnon is active in her local community, serving as Treasurer for the King George-Dahlgren Rotary Club and the King George Builders Association. She is also a member of the King George County Chamber of Commerce.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion. Through its 12 banking centers and four dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses. Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC).