American National Bank and Trust Company announced the appointment of Lutheria Smith as its senior vice president and chief human resources officer.
Smith specialises in building human capital capability, aligning people and organisations with business strategy to drive growth, innovation, and continuous improvement that create long-term shareholder value.
Her hiring aligns with the Bank’s strategic priorities and the desire to be a best place to work. Smith will lend her knowledge and expertise to help retain and attract suitable employees. She has a diverse background in human resource leadership with a history of community service.
Before joining American National, she was vice president and director – HR for Draper Aden Associates. Smith currently serves as Board Chair for Roanoke City Public Schools on the Junior League of Roanoke Valley Governance Board. She is also a Sunday school teacher at Sweet Union Baptist Church.
Skilled at building and leading talent acquisition, retention and management programmes for global, national and regional professional services, Smith spent a year and eight months as an independent human capital strategy consultant before joining Draper Adan Associates. She has worked with medical technology and manufacturing organisations undergoing acquisition, turnaround, rapid growth and transitional business cycles. For over two years, she served as senior VP-HR at PixelOptics Inc. One of the longest stints in her career was with AZDEL Inc., where she was director-HR for over three years, before taking on the role of VP- shared support services.
American National Bankshares Inc. is a multi-state bank holding company, with its assets valued at $ 2.9 billion. Its headquarters are in Danville, Virginia and it is the parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company. The Bank also manages an additional $884 million of trust, investment and brokerage assets in its wealth-management division, serving Virginia and North Carolina with 25 banking offices.