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E. Hunt Burke Named Business Leader of the Year

Selected by Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

Alexandria, VA – E. Hunt Burke, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Burke & Herbert Bank, has been selected as the Chamber 2016 Business Leader of the Year. Mr. Burke is the 23rd leader to receive this honor since the award's inception. "The Alexandria Chamber is deeply proud to honor Mr. Burke and have him join an exceptional list of business leaders as a recipient of our Business Leader of the Year Award. We appreciate his dedication of time and resources given back to the community that have been proven immeasurable. His considerable contributions make him a superb candidate for this year’s award," stated Joe Haggerty, President & CEO of the Chamber.

"I'm honored to be selected for such a distinguished award, particularly given that my father was the first recipient in 1994," commented Mr. Burke. "As a life-long Alexandrian, I am committed to the vibrancy of our city and its future. Alexandria is fortunate to have a rich business community and many accomplished business leaders. I am humbled to be counted among them."

Mr. Burke will be honored October 19th during the Chamber's annual Business Awards Reception. This year's event, commencing at 6 p.m. at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, will also honor Alexandria businesses in the following categories: Large Business, Medium Business, Small Business, Rising Star Business, Association/Non-Profit, and overall Business of the Year.

E. Hunt Burke is a member of the fifth generation of his family to operate Virginia's oldest bank. He has worked at the bank in a variety of roles since the age of 13 and as a full-time team member for 37 years. Burke & Herbert Bank was named the Large Business of the Year in 2014 by the Alexandria Chamber and since has been designated as the official bank of Visit Alexandria.

Mr. Burke is active in several community organizations including INOVA Alexandria Hospital Foundation Board and The Campagna Center. His past service has included Director on the Board for Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Elder Crafters of Alexandria, the Alexandria Chapter of the American Red Cross, Alexandria Business Cares Foundation, Friends of Carlyle House and Alexandria Neighborhood Kids at Risk.

Burke & Herbert Bank, established in 1852, is the oldest bank in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the oldest continuously operating bank in the Washington, D.C. area. The Bank offers a full range of personal and business banking products and services designed to meet customers' banking, borrowing, and investing needs. Burke & Herbert Bank is headquartered in Alexandria and operates 25 branches in Northern Virginia.

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