April 9, 2022

Blue Ridge Bank and Trust Co. is pleased to announce the promotion of four of its staff members: Sheila Kleoppel was promoted to Vice President of Core Processing; Tara Sturtevant was promoted to Vice President of Treasury Services; Michael Hackett was promoted to Vice President of Information Technology; and William Murillo was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Commercial Lending.

Vice President Sheila Kleoppel has been a valued team member of Blue Ridge Bank for over 40 years. She currently oversees the Bank’s core systems operations and serves as the administrator for various systems platforms. Kleoppel plays a key role in the implementation of new products and services.

Vice President Tara Sturtevant oversees the Bank’s treasury services department. She is responsible for assisting commercial clients with their cash management needs and with the reduction of their administrative efforts and expenses. She has 20 years of banking experience, all with Blue Ridge Bank, with the majority spent in the treasury services department.

Vice President Michael Hackett joined Blue Ridge Bank in 2018 and is the Lead Network Administrator. His responsibilities include: design, install, configure and maintain IT systems, and provide business and systems analysis. Hackett holds an Associates Degree in Computer Science.

Assistant Vice President William Murillo started his career at Blue Ridge Bank in 2019 as a credit analyst for commercial loan review. He was recently promoted to Assistant Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer in the commercial loan division. His responsibilities include building and developing relationships with members of the community and providing commercial loan products to businesses in the Kansas City metro area. Murillo is a graduate of Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri, with a Masters of Business Administration.

Blue Ridge Bank and Trust Co. is an independently owned community bank established in 1958 with eight branch locations and over $750 million in assets.