Robinett retires from Towne

Published 10:12 pm Thursday, March 20, 2014

P. Ward Robinett Jr., the founding president of TowneBank in Portsmouth, has retired. Dawn S. Glynn was named president of TowneBank’s newly created Chesapeake/Portsmouth/Suffolk region, effective Jan. 1.



Robinett’s banking career has spanned more than 43 years, almost exclusively in Portsmouth, where he was named a First Citizen in 1989. He served on the Portsmouth City Council for eight years, on the board of Bon Secours Hampton Roads and as a trustee of the Beazley Foundation, among other leadership positions.

He will continue to assist with bank special projects in a part-time consulting capacity.


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Glynn is a founding officer of TowneBank, and has more than 27 years of banking experience. She has served as president of TowneBank Chesapeake and the director of TowneBank’s private banking program.

She is a graduate of the American Banking Association’s Stonier National Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the University of Virginia’s School of Bank Management and the Wealth Management School at Emory University.



Glynn serves on the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council, the Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation Board, the Access College Foundation Board, and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Board.

She is also on the Blue Ribbon Committee of the Chesapeake Public Schools Board, the development committee for EVMS, and the board of trustees for the Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation. Previously, Glynn served as chair of the Bon Secours Maryview Foundation.

With total assets of $4.67 billion as of Dec. 31, TowneBank is one of the largest banks headquartered in Virginia.