Atlantic Union Bank announced the appointment of Sherry Williams as chief risk officer, effective Oct. 1.

Williams will be responsible for the company’s enterprise and regulatory risk management functions that serve to safeguard its customers, investors, reputation, and assets.

She most recently held the position of executive vice president, chief risk officer at Amalgamated Bank, following several years as chief auditor. Previously, she worked at PwC providing risk consulting.

Prior to that, she spent 10 years with SunTrust Bank in various risk, audit, and financial reporting roles. Throughout her 26-year career, she also held positions for the state of Georgia and with EY.

She succeeds David Bilko, who announced his plans to retire earlier this year.