Bank of Bird-in-Hand, PA (May 29, 2020) – Jordan Zook, a credit analyst from Bank of Bird-in-Hand, Bird-in-Hand, PA has been awarded a scholarship worth $1,500 from the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers’ (PACB) Foundation Scholarship Program.
Established in 1994, the PACB Foundation provides funds for charitable and educational initiatives throughout the Commonwealth. The scholarship program is the Foundation’s most visible activity, having awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships since its inception. Recently, the Foundation updated it strategic mission to more closely align itself with the PACB and has started investing in the future of community bankers directly. The scholarship benefits community bankers by providing professional development and leadership skill advancement opportunities to those who have demonstrated excellence and the propensity for promotion in their field.
Mr. Zook started as a credit analyst 3 years ago and, with the help of this scholarship, is poised to take on the added responsibility of the Credit Manager position. Looking forward Mr. Zook stated, “NextGen”U” will develop the important skills required to be successful in a leadership role, and will enable me to excel in the next phase of my career.”
“Local community banks are the backbone of many communities and serve as a model for a commitment to excellence. They place a high value on civic responsibility and in-turn are quick to recognize those who do the same,” said Kevin L. Shivers, President/CEO, PACB. “Through the scholarship program, community banks in the Commonwealth are able to play an important role in helping to develop the leaders of tomorrow,” Shivers added.
The Bank of Bird-in-Hand was incorporated under the Laws of the State of Pennsylvania on May 31, 2013 and opened its doors for business on December 2nd, 2013. The first Denovo (Start Up) bank in the United States in almost 3 years, and in Pennsylvania in over 5 years, Bank of Bird-in-Hand is an independent bank headquartered in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Mr. Zook was supported in his effort to obtain a PACB Foundation Scholarship by EVP/Chief Credit Officer Tim Bender.
PACB is a statewide trade association exclusively representing and supporting the interests of community bank members through advocacy, training, education and peer networking. For more information, visit www.pacb.org.
About PACB Foundation
Investing in future leaders. That’s what the PACB Foundation is all about. The Foundation was established in 1994 to provide funds for the advancement of historical, charitable, and educational endeavors. The Scholarship Program is the cornerstone of the Foundation’s educational mission and actively invests in the futures of outstanding community bankers by awarding $1,500 worth of professional development scholarships every year. PACB Foundation is a nonprofit organization.