The Freedom Bank of Virginia, a community bank based in Fairfax, VA, hired Marc A. Tohir as executive vice president and head of commercial banking. In this role, Tohir will organize and execute growth strategies for the bank’s commercial banking segment across the greater Washington, D.C., region and dedicated industry groups.

“We are very fortunate to have a commercial banking executive with Marc’s experience join us as we continue to focus on serving the needs of businesses through talented bankers, extraordinary service and easy-to-use technology,” Joe Thomas, president and CEO of Freedom Bank, said. “Marc has a strong network in our market and a deep understanding of key industries in our region, including government contractors, nonprofits and service businesses. Marc’s extensive credit, treasury services and leadership background will help our team continue to grow market share and client successes.”

“I am thrilled to lead the talented commercial banking team at Freedom Bank,” Tohir said. “I was drawn to Freedom because of its unique entrepreneurial culture and client-centric approach. These principles will continue to guide our team, allowing us to provide sound advice and creative solutions to clients. I am eager to assist Freedom’s strong portfolio of current clients and help bring new lead relationships to the bank.”

Tohir was most recently senior vice president and group manager at PNC Bank, managing the northern Virginia area. In that role, he managed a team of commercial relationship managers in northern Virginia team in serving clients and prospects with revenue between $5 to $100 million and was responsible for team sales, new business, cross selling and risk management. Prior to that, he was vice president and relationship manager at Truist (SunTrust) Bank. where he focused on business development, relationship management, sales and risk management.