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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Norman R. Pozez *
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF EAGLE BANCORP, INC.; EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF EAGLEBANK; CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF UNIWEST COMPANIES
Norman Pozez is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Uniwest Companies which include, Uniwest Construction, Inc., Uniwest Commercial Realty, Inc., and Uniwest Hospitality, Inc. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Pozez was Chief Operating Officer of The Hair Cuttery of Falls Church, Virginia, and served as Regional Director of Real Estate and Construction for Payless ShoeSource. Mr. Pozez is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Mr. Pozez obtained an A.B. Degree, magna cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis and a JD from the Washburn University School of Law.
Matthew D. Brockwell *
(RETIRED) AUDIT PARTNER AT PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP (PWC)
Matthew Brockwell is a former Audit Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). Prior to his retirement in 2019, he was a Financial Services Audit Partner and previously held positions in PwC’s Washington, D.C. Region Financial Services practice. He has over 35 years of experience working with financial services firms in the US and abroad. His practice included both SEC registered and privately held companies, as well as both foreign and US government agencies. Mr. Brockwell obtained a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma, an MBA from the Columbia Graduate School of Business and attended both the Wharton School-Boards That Lead and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
Theresa G. LaPlaca * **
(RETIRED) EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AT WELLS FARGO
Theresa G. LaPlaca is a former Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo & Company. Prior to her retirement in 2019, she was the Executive Vice President and Head of the Conduct Risk Management Group and a member of the Management Committee at Wells Fargo. Prior to that she was the Chief Financial Officer of Wells Fargo’s Wealth and Investment Management businesses. Ms. LaPlaca previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for CitiStreets Retirement Services Division. She is a past member of the Queens University of Arts Advisory Board and previously served as a Board Director and Treasurer of the Nevins Foundation and the St. Anthony Foundation of Charlotte. Ms. LaPlaca obtained a Bachelors in Education from Shenandoah University.
Leslie Ludwig *
CO-FOUNDER OF L&L ADVISORS
A. Leslie Ludwig is the co-founder of L&L Advisors, a commercial real estate consulting firm, and a retired Partner and Chairperson of the Management Committee at JBG Smith (formerly the JBG Companies), where she oversaw the Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Investor Reporting, Insurance and Marketing functions. Prior to joining The JBG Companies, she was Senior Vice President at Wachovia Bank, serving as a Commercial Real Estate Relationship Manager. Ms. Ludwig is a member of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), and formerly on the Investment Advisory Committee for the National Multifamily Housing Corporation, the Virginia Tech Real Estate Industry Advisory Board and the Advisory Board of CREW, and has served as Bank Director since 2017. Ms. Ludwig obtained a B.A. from Frostburg State University.
Kathy A. Raffa *
OFFICE MANAGING PARTNER OF MARCUM, LLP'S WASHINGTON, DC, REGION
Kathy Raffa was the President of Raffa, PC, a top 100 accounting firm based in Washington, D.C., until its merger in 2018 with Marcum, LLP, one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation. She currently serves as the Office Managing Partner for Marcum’s Washington, D.C. region offices. She is also an audit partner and oversees a wide range of services for nonprofit clients. Prior to Raffa, PC, she spent the first 10 years of her career at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). She has a CPA certificate from the District of Columbia and Maryland and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Trinity Washington University. Ms. Raffa obtained a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Susan G. Riel *
PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF EAGLE BANCORP, INC.
PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF EAGLEBANK
Ms. Riel is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Bank. She is responsible for leading the Bank’s overall growth strategies and enhancing shareholder value. Prior to being named CEO in 2019, Ms. Riel was Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank, and Executive Vice President of the Company. Ms. Riel has been with the Company since 1998, and has been a member of the Company Board of Directors since 2017 and the Bank Board since 2018.
James A. Soltesz, P.E. *
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF SOLTESZ, INC.
James Soltesz has served as Chief Executive Officer of Soltesz, Inc., an engineering and consulting firm, since 2006. He served on the Board of Trustees of Georgetown Preparatory School, Mater Dei School, as a Life Director of the Maryland-National Capital Area Building Industry Association, and the Catholic Charities Foundation. Mr. Soltesz also chairs the Montgomery County Executive Business Advisory Board, and has served as a director of the Bank since 2007. Mr. Soltesz holds an M.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.
Benjamin M. Soto, Esquire *
PRINCIPAL OF PREMIUM TITLE & ESCROW, LLC
Benjamin Soto is a real estate transactions attorney and principal of Premium Title and Escrow, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based full service title company providing commercial and residential real estate closings in DC, MD and VA. He is also the owner of Paramount Development, LLC, which is focused on the acquisition and ground up development of commercial buildings and hotels in Washington, D.C. He is a former board member of the National Bar Association, and the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission, and a former Vice-Chair of the DC Board of Real Property Assessment and Appeals. Mr. Soto is a Board Director of the DC Chamber of Commerce, the DC Land Title Association, the DC Public Education Fund, National Foundation for Affordable Housing Solutions and the Georgetown Day School. Mr. Soto has served as a Director of the Bank since 2006. Mr. Soto earned a B.S. in Finance & Administration from the American University and a JD from the Washington College of Law.
* Director of EagleBank and Eagle Bancorp, Inc.
** Lead Independent Director