Burke & Herbert Bank Welcomes New Board Member
Kenneth L. Wainstein Joins Bank's Board of Directors
Alexandria, VA, August 17, 2016 - Burke & Herbert Bank is pleased to announce that at its meeting of July 21, the Bank's Board of Directors elected Kenneth L. Wainstein as a new member. Mr. Wainstein is a prominent and well-respected attorney with experience acquired in service to the U.S. government through significant positions in the areas of criminal enforcement and national security. He currently is a partner in the Washington, D.C. law office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, and is Chair of the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations Group. With the addition of Mr. Wainstein, the Bank's Board of Directors is comprised of 12 individuals who collectively bring a broad range of experience both in and outside of the financial services industry.
"Burke & Herbert Bank is quite fortunate to have Mr. Wainstein join our Board of Directors," said E. Hunt Burke, the Bank's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. "He is a recognized and highly accomplished professional who brings to our team a wealth of knowledge and experience, including specific expertise in financial regulation, anti-money laundering, and cyber security. I am delighted to have Ken on our team and looking forward to the opportunity to work with him." Mr. Burke added, "I am confident that he will provide valuable counsel and support in our continued work to ensure that Burke & Herbert Bank grows and thrives."
"I am pleased to be joining the Board of such a unique and successful community bank with a long history of service to individuals and businesses alike throughout Northern Virginia," said Mr. Wainstein. "I believe that community banks play a critical role in our economy and am gratified to have this opportunity to contribute to the continued success of what certainly is one of the best in the region. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Mr. Burke and the other talented professionals who serve on the Bank's Board."
Prior to his current position at Cadwalader, Mr. Wainstein served for many years as a federal prosecutor and then held a variety of leadership roles in the Justice Department. These roles included serving as first Assistant Attorney General for National Security, as the United States Attorney for Washington, D.C., and as General Counsel and Chief of Staff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Wainstein also served as the Homeland Security Advisor for President George W. Bush.
Mr. Wainstein has received a variety of awards and honors for his work. He was recognized with the Edmund J. Randolph Award for Outstanding Service to the Department of Justice, the Department of Justice Director's Award for Superior Performance, and the Lawyer of the Year Award from the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and recently was named as a top national security lawyer by "Washingtonian" magazine. In addition, Mr. Wainstein serves on a host of advisory boards, including for the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Counterterrorism Center, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at the George Washington University. Mr. Wainstein earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
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.