Board of Directors


The Bank of Fincastle is proud to introduce our Board of Directors, including the year of their apppointment.


Ed Holt

George Edwin Holt, III (2015)

Chairman of the Board (2016)

George E. (Ed) Holt, III is a seventh generation Botetourt County resident and the third generation to serve as a member of the Bank of Fincastle board. He is a graduate of William & Mary with both B.A. and M.B.A. degrees. Ed holds a certificate in Railroad Market Planning and Analysis from Princeton University and founded RailCar Interchange, Inc. in 2004, where he currently serves as president. He is active in the community as a member of the Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce, Walk to Emmaus, Bible Study Fellowship and a board member of Missio International, which supports the ministries of Missio Link International in Romania. When Ed relaxes, you may find him golfing, traveling, cheering for William & Mary sports teams or spending time with his family.


Scott Steele

Charles "Scott" Steele (2016)

President and CEO

Scott Steele joined The Bank of Fincastle as President and CEO in July of 2015. Mr. Steele is a native of White Sulphur Springs,West Virginia and is a graduate of West Virginia University and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He was previously employed by CornerStone Bank in Lexington, where he served as senior vice president, chief lending officer and compliance officer. When Scott is not working at the bank, he enjoys golfing, hunting and spending time with his wife Kisha and their children.


Jean Craft

Jean R. Craft (2005)

Jean R. Craft knows more about The Bank of Fincastle than just about anyone. She has 48 years of service and is our first female board member. She began her career in the bookkeeping department and worked as a teller, loan officer, in human resources, as our common stock clerk and retired as Executive Vice President. But retired she is not. In addition to her active membership on the board of directors, Jean is dedicated to Fincastle United Methodist Church as a member of the finance committee, Assistant Treasurer and on various church committees. In her limited spare time, Jean enjoys tending her flowers, helping friends and family, serving her church and is grateful for her wonderful family and full life.

Allen Layman
J. Allen Layman (1991)

J. Allen Layman was elected to the board of the bank in 1991. Allen is the retired former Chairman, President and CEO of R&B Communications and past Chairman of Ntelos Corporation. He is currently involved in many entrepreneurial endeavors in Botetourt County, including the Layman Family LLC, Orchard Development Corporation, LayMoore Development, Layman Family Foundation and Layman Family Properties. He serves on the board of RGC Resources (Roanoke Gas Company) and is past director of the United States Telephone Association and Virginia Telephone Association. When Allen takes a moment to relax, he enjoys tennis, golf, creating stained glass art and working on the family farm.


john rader

John W. Rader, Jr. (2012)

John W. Rader, Jr. has been a integral part of the board since 2012. He is the manager of Valley Investment Management LLC, a subsidiary of The Bank of Fincastle. He was previously employed as an Investment Advisor with Smith Barney and Wheat First Securities. He is a graduate of The University of Virginia with a BS in Commerce and Finance from the McIntire School of Commerce. A native of Botetourt County, he is actively involved in the community as the president of the Botetourt County Historical Society, chairman of the Botetourt County Electoral Board, chairman of the Jefferson Scholars Program of the Western Commonwealth Selection Committee, Treasurer of the University of Virginia Club of the Roanoke Valley and is an active member of the Troutville Church of the Brethren. When John is not helping his clients plan for a successful financial future, you might find him at a UVA football game or enjoying time at his home on Hilton Head Island.


Sonny Spickard
Steven W. Spickard (2001)

Steven W. (Sonny) Spickard has been an instrumental member of our board since 2001. He is the owner of Spickard Contracting and has been involved with property development and several entrepreneurial endeavors in Botetourt County. Sonny is an active member of Fincastle Baptist Church and has attended mission trips to Mexico, Jamaica and Guatemala. Each year he is member of the Botetourt Education Foundation Swing4Schools Golf Tournament committee, a fundraiser which provides educational opportunities for students of Botetourt County. Although his work is rarely done, when time permits, Sonny enjoys spending time with his beautiful granddaughter and at his cabin on Craig Creek.


Ray Sprinkle

C. Ray Sprinkle (1972)

C. Ray Sprinkle was first elected to the Bank of Fincastle Board of Directors in 1972. Ray has been an award-winning Realtor at Re/max All Stars for 28 years, winning the Hall of Fame Sales Award for being one of the top 100 Roanoke Valley Realtors. He served for 21 years on the Botetourt County School Board with ten years as Board Chairman. He has been actively involved in the community as a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and is a member of the Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. When Ray enjoys time away from real-estate sales, you will find him on the golf course.