Brad Schwartz, CEO of Monarch Bank in the Hampton Roads area, will speak Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in Molnar Recital Hall in Wygal.

Schwartz will talk on "Building More than a Great Company" as part of the Executive-in-Residence lecture series in the College of Business and Economics. He is a 1984 Longwood graduate and member of the university’s Board of Visitors.

Schwartz joined Monarch Bank as chief financial and operating officer in 2004 and was elected CEO in 2009. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Chesapeake, Monarch Bank has assets of more than $1 billion and 13 offices in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News and Williamsburg. The bank was recently named one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Businessmagazine.

Schwartz, who lives in Virginia Beach, also has held senior positions with three other Virginia-based community banks and began his career as an examiner with the Virginia Bureau of Financial Institutions. He is a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. A certified public accountant, he has an MBA from the University of Richmond.

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