Bryan Thomas

Sr. Vice President, Commercial Banker

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Areas Served

Central Virginia
Blue Ridge

Get to know me

As a First Citizens commercial banker, it’s important to invest in understanding your business, strategies and key objectives. An established process and skilled team of specialists help me tailor solutions to fit you and your organization. Clients appreciate our trusted partnership in planning for long-term success.

I earned my Associate Degree in Biology from Ferrum College and my Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Lynchburg College. Numerous Graduate level classes in Commercial Lending at the University of Virginia Darden School have also enhanced my growth as a Commercial Banker. My career includes over 38 years in banking with the majority of that time spent in Leading Commercial and Retail Banking teams and as a Commercial Relationship Manager myself. My specific focus has been working with clients in the Commercial Real Estate and the Commercial and Industrial space that are in the growth phase of the business cycle.

My Spouse, Jane and I reside in Albemarle County and have three grown children. We both enjoy family time golfing together and helping our Greater Central Virginia community through our Philanthropic affiliations.

I am passionate about spending my spare time volunteering for the many organizations that we support both financially and with our service. Also I enjoy officiating football at the high school and college level in the Colonial Athletic Conference, Ivy and Patriot Leagues for 38 years.

I invite you to connect with me on LinkedIn.

Our approach

At First Citizens, our Bankers view business relationships with you through a long-term lens. This aligns with our brand ethics, business philosophies and statement of purpose for building a long, lasting alliance. We make recommendations and decisions based on what’s best for your business and focus on your growth, expansion and success.

Management at First Citizens is regional, and we guide your accounts in the same manner—with regional support and authority. Our relationship management teams include inside and outside relationship managers, credit professionals and product specialists. Our consulting and business strategy services include industry change optimization, business process management and financial management processes.

We pride ourselves on working together to bring positive results to your business, as we see your vision come to fruition.

Industry Expertise

Architectural Firms
Commercial and Industrial


AS-Biology Ferrum College, BS Business Administration Lynchburg College, UVA Commercial Banking School

Community Involvement

Finance Committee and Board of Directors Virginia High School League Foundation. Immediate Past Chair Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation, Past Chair and Advisory Committee Director- Greater Charlottesville United Way. Past Chair Charlottesville- Albemarle Chamber of Commerce. Present Treasurer and Board member Piedmont Valley Football Officials Association. Past Campaign Chair and Board member-Greater Harrisonburg United Way

Personal Interests

High School and College Football Official, Golf and Power Boating and Fishing


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