O. James Talbott, II
Director, CFG Community Bank
James Talbott joined the board of CFG Community Bank in January 2011. After serving
in the banking industry for more than 45 years, Talbott retired in 2009 from PNC
Financial Services Group where he was the regional president of the Western Maryland
Prior to his position at PNC Financial Services Group, Talbott served as chairman,
president and CEO of Farmers and Mechanics Bank, a Mercantile Bankshares
Corporation affiliate in Frederick, Maryland until its acquisition by PNC in March 2007.
During Talbott’s 38-year career at Mercantile Safe Deposit & Trust Co. and Mercantile
Bankshares Corporation, he held various positions leading up to senior vice president of
both the Bank and Holding Company. He successfully managed several merger
processes, which led to his role as administrative liaison with all of Mercantile’s banking
affiliates, a position he held for 26 years through dozens of mergers and acquisitions.
A native of Baltimore, Talbott is an active participant in community affairs and currently
serves on a number of business and nonprofit boards including the Investment Committee
for the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. In 2007, Talbott was honored by the National
Capital Area Boy Scout Council with the George B. Delaplaine Distinguished Citizen
Award for his service to the community.