Governor Youngkin appoints Kevin Laine, EVP of ValleyStar Credit Union, to Board of Directors of New College Institute

MARTINSVILLE, VA (March 22, 2024)ValleyStar Credit Union proudly announces the  appointment of Kevin B. Laine, Executive Vice President, to the Board of Directors of New College Institute (NCI). Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s office officially announced  Laine’s appointment to the position in a formal press release on March 15, 2024. 

With over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, Laine brings invaluable  expertise to New College Institute’s Board of Directors. Having held various leadership  positions at ValleyStar Credit Union, including Vice President of Facilities and Security, Vice  President of Human Resources, and Vice President of Branch Operations, Laine’s  proficiency spans across collections, consumer lending, indirect lending, and mortgage  lending. His wealth of knowledge and understanding make him a valuable asset to the  board. 

“Kevin’s appointment is a testament to his exemplary leadership skills, unwavering  dedication, and extensive expertise,” said Mike Warrell, President and CEO of ValleyStar  Credit Union. “We’re confident that his strategic vision and commitment to excellence will  greatly contribute to the mission and objectives of The New College Institute.” 

“Education and learning are pillar number one (1) of our overall corporate strategy here at  ValleyStar,” continued Warrell. “Everything we do at ValleyStar Credit Union is built on  education and helping our employees become lifelong learners. Kevin is a lifelong learner  and currently serves on the Foundation Board for Patrick and Henry Community College,  where he was instrumental in implementing and expanding our annual academic  scholarships for the college, which now total over $60,000. This has helped numerous 

students achieve their individual foundation of education, thus bettering their lives today  and well into the future.” 

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Laine holds an MBA from Averett  University and a Bachelor of Social Work from Ferrum College. He is actively involved in  community service and currently serves on the board of directors for the Patrick & Henry  Community College Foundation. Laine is also a 2001 graduate of the Southeast Regional  Credit Union National Association Management School and has been an active participant  in Virginia Credit Union League events and the Piedmont Chapter of Credit Unions. 

“I am honored by this opportunity,” said Laine. “I look forward to collaborating with my  fellow board members to advance the mission of NCI and support its initiatives to provide  innovative educational opportunities to the community.” 

About ValleyStar Credit Union

Since 1953, the ValleyStar team has guided, educated, and stood by its members to make  banking and managing your finances as easy and convenient as possible. ValleyStar is a  full-service financial institution that offers consumer and commercial products and  services. Headquartered in Martinsville, Virginia, ValleyStar operates digital banking  services and six physical locations. For more information, visit


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