Comer appointed to Virginia Lottery Board

Jonathan B. Comer, is the Sr. Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer for First Bank & Trust Company.

~ PVN staff report

RICHMOND, April 14 — Earlier this month, Governor Glenn Youngkin appointed Jonathan Comer of Shenandoah to the Virginia Lottery Board for a term that runs through 2028.

Comer was the only appointee to the Lottery Board during this round of appointments. However, the April 14 list from the Governor’s Office included a total of 28 appointees spread among 19 boards, councils and commissions.

“The Virginia Lottery Board consists of citizens and residents of the Commonwealth. Board members are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Governor. And like all Virginia Lottery enthusiasts, the board members strive to keep the Lottery at the top of its game!” reads a note on the Virginia Lottery’s webpage introducing the organization’s leadership.

The Virginia Lottery is managed by an executive director — Kelly T. Gee — and a seven-member board of directors. Members of the board come from a wide range of professional fields including energy, education, finance, banking, healthcare and industry. The committee is chaired by Ferhan Hamid of Vienna, the president and CEO of Hamid Capital Partners.

In Fiscal Year 2022, the Virginia Lottery had sales of more than $3.75 billion.

“I am proud to appoint these talented individuals to my administration and to various boards here in the Commonwealth,” Governor Youngkin said in a press release announcing the 28 appointments. “Their service to Virginia will help it continue to thrive and be the best place to live, work, and raise a family.”

Comer is employed as a Senior Vice President of The First Bank & Trust Company in Harrisonburg. He remains active in his native Page County after being appointed by the board of supervisors to serve on the Page County Economic Development Authority. He was also selected by the Shenandoah Council to serve on the Shenandoah Planning Commission, and has previously served on the Page County Planning Commission. He was also Treasurer of the Shenandoah Heritage Center; President of the Fort Harrison Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in Harrisonburg; and President of the Caverns Shrine Club in Luray. 

Comer has been recognized for numerous awards from Future Business Leaders of America, LSU Graduate School of Banking, and the Inaugural Rising Star Award from the Virginia Association of Community Banks in 2016. 

Comer’s family has resided in the Town of Shenandoah for at least nine generations and formerly operated Comer’s Hardware Store.

For more information on the Virginia Lottery Board,




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