Sandy Spring Bank Names Sonia Johnston Senior Vice President and Business Development Officer for Commercial Banking

Sonia Johnston Sandy Spring Bank

Sandy Spring Bank recently announced the appointment of Sonia Johnston as Senior Vice President and Business Development Officer for Commercial Banking. In this role, Ms. Johnston will lead strategies for a full range of deposits, general banking, strategic advisory, wealth management, treasury and financing for locally-based companies and organizations. 

“Sonia brings over 40 years of success, knowledge, and banking expertise in our region, along with extensive community involvement and leadership,” said Marcus J. Perry, Senior Market Leader for Commercial Banking. “Her acumen as a banker, and her leadership commitment as a board member for numerous community organizations throughout her career will amplify our capabilities and presence in commercial banking. We are excited to have her join our team.” 

Johnston joins Sandy Spring Bank from John Marshall Bank, where she was a founding executive and Arlington Regional President.  She previously served in similar roles at James Monroe Bank and Virginia Commerce Bank.

“I am excited to join the Sandy Spring Bank team and to provide a broad array of products and services to locally-based companies and organizations” said Johnston.  “The unique, fast-paced challenges in the D.C. metro area are opportunities to provide clients with the expertise and experience of a longstanding and proven financial partner committed to their success.” 

Johnston is a graduate of Can Tho University Law and Business School and completed her education at The Catholic University of America and George Mason University. She is also an active member of the Arlington, Virginia community and has held several non-profit Board positions and currently serves on the Boards of the Arlington Kiwanis Club and the Arlington Community Foundation.