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Preparing the Leaders of the Future

by Kris Gilbertson Adriana Johnson and Ezmaray Mohtasebzada are two of ten Burke & Herbert Bank assistant branch managers selected to take part in the bank’s first Leadership Development Program, which began in May 2015. The LDP consists of multiple modules with in-class training and individual assignments over a six-month period, in subjects such as […]

Burke & Herbert Bank

Alive and Well, and Moving Forward By Kris Gilbertson It’s the oldest bank in Virginia, in business for 163 years—yet Burke & Herbert Bank doesn’t look or act its age. “The bank loves its history. It’s a very grounding feeling to be at a company that’s been here for 163 years, still owned by the […]

A Brief Glimpse of Alexandria History: Burke & Herbert Bank

By Kris Gilbertson When John W. Burke, 27, and Arthur Herbert, 23, opened the Burke & Herbert Banking & Exchange Office on August 14, 1852, gas lighting and running water had just been introduced to the busy port city of Alexandria, Virginia. Their banking enterprise at Prince and Lee Streets (Lee was called Water Street […]


Yes’ legendary voice keeps the band’s music alive amidst new landscapes. By Steve Houk Just looking at and listening to him today, even in his early 70’s, you can still see why Jon Anderson was born to be the lead singer for Yes. Physically, he doesn’t look a day over 60, and still has that whole prog-rock thing […]


A piano master uses a health scare to craft more of his miraculous music. By Steve Houk The last time I interviewed George Winston, he was driving. It was about 4 years or so ago, and he was at the wheel of a rented Nissan heading from San Francisco to Minnesota for his next gig, talking away […]

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