The CEO of Integrated Financial Holdings in Raleigh, N.C., has died in a plane crash in southern Virginia.
Eric John Bergevin was also Integrated’s president. The crash occurred on Saturday, the $390 million-asset company said in a press release.
Another passenger on the plane, Christian Rask Fauchild, also died, according to multiple media outlets.
“This is an unfathomable loss to comprehend,” Marc McConnell, the company’s chairman, said in the release.
“Eric was a great friend to so many, a loving father and husband, a respected member of the banking industry and a beloved member of the Edenton community,” McConnell addrd. “On behalf of our board … and employees, we extend our deepest sympathies to the Bergevin family during this extremely difficult time.”
McConnell was named acting president and CEO, while Melissa Marsal, Integrated’s chief operating officer, was named the president and CEO of unit West Town Bank.
Integrated said that its planned sale to MVB Financial, which was announced last year, remains on track. Bergevin was expected to join MBV’s management team as chief revenue officer.
The crash comes just weeks after Breat Beardall, CEO of Washington Federal in Seattle, survived a plane crash in Utah. Beardall is expected to make a full recovery.
Jonathan Rosen, who oversaw specialty finance at Synovus Financial, died in a 2021 airplane crash.