Delaware Bankers elect officers, award scholarships

Shown at the DBA Annual Meeting (l-r) Congressman John Carney congratulates the recipients of the 2013 Keys to Financial Success Scholarship, Ashley Pappas and Jalen Green, together with Caesar Rodney teacher Carla Lawson. SOURCE SUBMITTED
May 20, 2013

David E. Gillan, chairman and CEO of County Bank, was elected and installed May 9 as the chairman of the Delaware Bankers Association at the DBA’s 118th Annual Meeting in Wilmington.

The DBA also elected and installed Rodger Levenson, executive vice president, WSFS Bank, to the position of chairman-elect. Other members of the DBA Board of Directors are as follows: Mark A. Graham, EVP, Wealth Advisory Services, Wilmington Trust; Douglas S. Griese, SVP - Business Banking manager, Wells Fargo N.A.; Rob Habgood, Unsecured Credit And Underwriting executive, Bank Of America; Carl H. Kruelle III, chief lending officer, Applied Bank; Nicholas M. Marsini Jr., regional president, PNC Delaware; Lynda Messick, president & CEO, Community Bank Delaware; Geoffrey M. Rogers, managing director, Glenmede (past chairman); James Roszkowski, president, Discover Bank; P. Randolph Taylor, president, Fulton Bank N.A., Delaware National Division; and William S. Wallace, president, Customer Experience, Chase Card Services.

The DBA also announced the winners of the 2013 Keys to Financial Success Scholarship Award.

The winners were Jalen Green and Ashley Pappas, both seniors at Caesar Rodney High School. Both students participated in the Keys to Financial Success course. Each winner receives a $2,500 scholarship.

Keys to Financial Success is a full-semester elective taught in 29 high schools throughout Delaware to more than 4,600 students. The course was developed in partnership with the University of Delaware’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, Delaware Bankers Association, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Maryland and Delaware. Keys to Financial Success introduces students to the fundamentals of sound money management skills and basic financial planning concepts including goals and decision making, career research, money management, consumer skills and risk protection.

The DBA also unveiled Delaware’s Banks 2013 - Part of the Team, a publication that summarizes the contributions the banking industry made to the First State in the past year.

The Delaware Bankers Association is a not-for-profit, private trade association that represents its members that are chartered to do banking business in the state of Delaware in the areas of state and federal advocacy, education, community outreach, communications and events.