Independent Vice Chairman of the Board
Mr. Lawton H. Baker CPA serves as the Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Monarch Financial Holdings Inc. He is a resident of Portsmouth Virginia. He has served as the President of Baker McNiff Certified Public Accountants and Business Consultants P.C. in Virginia Beach since 1977. His firm provides accounting financial planning and consulting services to businesses throughout the Hampton Roads area and he has served as President of the Tidewater Chapter of Virginia Society of CPAs. He serves as Vice President of FOCUS Asset Management Company a registered investment advisory company in Virginia Beach since January 1999. Mr. Baker has served on the Board for StoneBridge School in Chesapeake for 22 years and is currently their Treasurer and Finance Committee Chairman. Mr. Baker has served on the Boards of Furmanite of America Inc. in Virginia Beach Foundation of American Christian Education in Chesapeake as President of Big BrothersBig Sisters of Tidewater Kiwanis Club of Churchland and as Treasurer of the Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club in Portsmouth. He is an active member at St. Andrews United Methodist Church and has served on the church council as a Sunday school teacher and as Finance Committee Chair
Age: 70 Chairman Since 1998Baker provides accounting and auditing experience, as well as investment and business advisory skills which are critical for Monarch.