Robin E. Murray, Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking and Philip L. Rodeheaver, Market President for Garrett/Allegany/Mineral Counties announce the promotion of Shelley D. Friend to Vice President and Community Relationship Manager.

Shelley has 26 years of financial services experience and joined First United in 1991.  She began as a Customer Service Representative and, in a few years, was promoted to Customer Service Officer in the Tri-Towns Community Office.  Within two years Shelley was promoted to Community Office Manager of Tri-Towns.  She has also managed several offices simultaneously including the Keyser and Romney, WV Offices until 2004 and then the Keyser and Tri-Towns Offices until 2015.  She is currently the Community Office Manager in Keyser, WV.   Shelley graduated from Keyser High School and received an associates’ degree in Business Technology from Potomac State College of WVU.  She also graduated with honors from the Maryland Banking School in 2004.

Philip L. Rodeheaver commented, “We are excited for Shelley to be recognized for her hard work and dedication.  Shelley is a great team player who understands the local financial market as well as the importance of community and superior customer service.  She is a tremendous asset to the Bank and her customers.”

Friend is active in the community and supports several non-profits.  Currently, she serves as a board member on the Mineral County Development Authority, a member of the Keyser Rotary and is a member of the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce.

Shelley resides in Keyser with her husband Michael and daughter Ainsley.  She is an active member and preschool Sunday school teacher at the Emmanual Penecostal Holiness Church.  When she’s not working she enjoys kayaking, visiting the beach and being a Karate Mom.