Brian Ropp hired as Chief Financial Officer of Middletown Valley Bank

Brian Ropp joins Middletown Valley Bank in the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Previously, he was an Investment Analyst at T. Rowe Price for nearly fifteen years where he was responsible for analyzing the U.S. and Canadian Banking Industry as well as other industries throughout his tenure. Ropp’s experience also includes roles in accounting, corporate treasury, and finance. He also maintains a Certified Public Accountant designation in the state of Maryland.

“Brian brings a wealth of knowledge regarding the industry to Middletown Valley Bank. We will benefit greatly from his expertise as we keep moving forward as an organization.  We’re excited for him to join the team.”

– BJ Goetz, President & CEO

Brian earned his MBA from the University of Chicago with a concentration in accounting and finance and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mount Saint Mary’s University. His community involvement affiliations include serving as Treasurer for the Maryland School for the Blind, Inc. where he was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan.  He also serves as 1st Vice President of the Weinberg Center for the Arts, Inc., and as Treasurer of Mountain Valley Baseball, Inc. (Little League) in Myersville. Brian and his wife Lonnie live in Middletown with their two middle schoolers, Baron and Amelia.

“I am very excited to be returning to Middletown Valley Bank where my professional career began almost thirty years ago. I strongly support the strategic direction that the Bank has under gone the last five years and look forward to serving as the CFO and assisting the Bank to continue its growth and customer focus.”

– Brian Ropp, CFO


Middletown Valley Bank is a full-service community bank headquartered in Middletown, Maryland, and has 6 office locations in Frederick and Washington Counties of Maryland. As of June 30, 2017, Middletown had total assets of approximately $311.4 million, total net loans of $232.9 million, total deposits of $283.50 million, and shareholders’ equity of $26.2 million. For more information, visit

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