Peer Networks

Our Networks are peer-based, interactive groups within the association. The association currently has four networks: Women in Banking Network, Emerging Leaders Network, Retired Bankers Program and Past Chairs Forum.

Women in Banking Network

The Women in Banking Network is a regional and statewide forum for women to gather, grow their careers, expand their minds and positively impact their communities.

Each year, the Women in Banking Network and Committee present the Women in Banking Recognition of Excellence Program, which acknowledges rising stars and leaders throughout our industry that continually "go the extra mile" to promote and inspire women to reach their full potential within the banking industry, their financial institutions and the community. The winners of these awards are announced at the annual Women in Banking Conference.

Click here to learn more about the Women In Banking Network.

Emerging Leaders Network

The Emerging Leaders Network serves to continually identify, equip, train and offer ongoing support to aspiring leaders who desire continued growth, greater responsibility and opportunities to contribute to the overall success of the banking industry.

Each year, the Emerging Leaders Network and Committee present the PA Bankers H.Y.P.E. Awards, which acknowledge leaders, 40 years of age and younger, who are influential in their financial institutions, the banking industry and their communities. The winners of these awards are announced at the annual Emerging Leaders Conference.

Click here  to learn more about the Emerging Leaders Network.

NEW: The PA Bankers Association now offers a complimentary individual membership to the Emerging Leaders Network. This membership provides bankers an opportunity to engage in the network and participate in regional networking, mentorship, training and development. The Emerging Leaders Committee will design statewide initiatives for network members each year. 

If you are interested in joining the Emerging Leaders Network, please click here to fill out the Emerging Leaders Network Member Application.

Retired Bankers Program

The Retired Bankers Program offers a unique way for retired bankers to maintain an open door to the industry in which they have built their success and made a difference - a way to receive valuable benefits, keep up with professional and personal contacts, and share their insights and experience with those whose careers are still in the making. The experience and expertise retired bankers bring to the association allow former banking professionals to continue contributing to the profession and providing insight to newer association members.

Click here  to learn more about the Retired Bankers Program.

Past Chairs Forum

The Past Chairs Forum is made up of bankers who served on the board as chair. They meet throughout the year to stay engaged in association needs and activities.

Karen McDermott
Director, Member Relations
(717) 255-6914