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Penn Community Bank announces several appointments

There is a new chief banking officer, several executives were named to nonprofit boards and more


Penn Community Bank recently announced a number of appointments.

Stephen Murphy as EVP, chief banking officer

Murphy has led the bank’s Residential and Consumer Lending department since 2013 and sales administration across the organization since 2019. In the new and expanded role, he will oversee the bank’s consumer banking functions, including retail banking, and consumer and small business lending. Murphy will also continue to lead the organization’s sales and service management processes.

“Since joining Penn Community Bank, Steve has been an invaluable part of our mission to serve the greater good with values-driven banking and lending services. In his new role, bank customers will benefit from his background and commitment to best in class customer service,” said Jeane M. Vidoni, president and CEO of Penn Community Bank. “We’re excited to establish this new position and expand Steve’s role in the operation of the region’s leading community bank.”

Murphy has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, including time at regional institutions and local lending firms. He is a graduate of Temple University, Stonier School of Banking, and Wharton Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Plumstead Township.

Executives named to nonprofit boards 

Two of Penn Community Bank’s executives are expanding their community involvement by taking new leadership roles in area nonprofits.

Charles Field, chief financial officer, has joined the board of directors of Network of Victim Assistance, a nonprofit that supports and empowers victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes in Bucks County.

A certified public accountant, Field has over 30 years of diversified accounting and finance experience across a variety of industries. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Philadelphia Chapter – Financial Managers Society. In addition to NOVA, Field serves as treasurer of the Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership.

Lewis Cyr, chief lending officer, has joined the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County, an organization that works to build communities and empower families through the construction, rehabilitation and preservation of homes in Bucks County.

With over 30 years of experience in financial services at banks of all sizes, Cyr leads the bank’s business banking and lending efforts. A graduate of the University of Delaware, he serves on the board of directors of Hawk Mountain Bird Sanctuary and the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, and actively supports the Boy Scouts of America, Autism Society and Via of the Lehigh Valley.

New commercial bankers

In order to continue its efforts to better meet the needs of area businesses, Penn Community Bank announced the addition of two new commercial bankers – Stephen Kalamar, SVP, senior C&I relationship manager; and Nick Saenz, VP, real estate relationship manager.

“Penn Community Bank continues to invest in talented team members that enhance our commercial banking and lending capabilities and expand our reach across the region,” said Lewis Cyr, Penn Community Bank chief lending officer. “Stephen and Nick bring a wealth of experience to our institution and will make an immediate impact.”

Over the course of a 30 year career, Kalamar has worked for large regional, national and multinational banks focused on business development and portfolio management. He joins Penn Community Bank as SVP, senior C&I relationship manager with an emphasis on the commercial and business banking market in the Greater Lehigh Valley. A graduate of Moravian College, he is a past president of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation and resides in Bethlehem.

With eight years in the financial services industry, Saenz joins Penn Community Bank as VP, real estate relationship manager focused on commercial, multifamily and residential development construction. He has worked for several local financial institutions, as well as the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. A graduate of Bloomsburg University, Saenz holds a master in business administration from LaSalle University. He lives in Montgomery County with his wife, two children and two dogs.

Bernard Tynes named to PA Bankers Association board of directors

Tynes, SVP, director of marketing and data analytics for Penn Community Bank, has been named to the board of directors of the PA Bankers Association. Tynes is among several new directors added to the board and one of the youngest to serve on the board of the statewide industry organization.

Tynes leads all facets of Penn Community Bank’s marketing and community relations efforts, including a recent repositioning of the institution’s mission-based brand. He is chair of the PA Bankers Association’s Young Professionals Network and member of its Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Advisory Council. Tynes has been recognized as one of the region’s Forty Under 40 by the Philadelphia Business Journal and one of Philadelphia’s most influential African Americans by The Philadelphia Tribune.

“We congratulate and welcome our 2021-22 board of directors, led by chair Wesley M. Weymers and our officer team,” said Duncan Campbell, president and CEO of the PA Bankers Association. “We are honored to have some of the most dedicated and committed volunteers of any association in the country, and we look forward to working with them as we continue to represent an expansive and diverse membership and help our members to grow and achieve ongoing success in their communities.”

The PA Bankers board of directors oversees the association’s strategic direction, policies, professional development offerings, member services and advocacy efforts. The 2021-22 service year runs from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022.

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