William Beale

William Beale

G. William (“Billy”) Beale is past Chair of the GO Virginia Region 6 Council.

He is also President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc., served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Bankers Bank from November 2018 to July 2020, and currently remains on its board. From May 1989 to March 2017, Mr. Beale worked for Union Bank & Trust (now known as Atlantic Union Bank) and was appointed CEO in 1991.

During his tenure, he grew the bank’s total assets from $180 million to $8.5 billion and created a total shareholder return of 10x. Prior to Union Bank & Trust, he worked as both an executive and commercial lender for Capital Bank and Security Bank from 1971 to 1989.

Mr. Beale graduated from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in 1981 and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Citadel in 1971.