Delaware bankers elect new officers, award scholarships

Charles Plosser, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and Rodger Levenson, DBA chairman and executive vice president of WSFS Bank congratulate the recipients of the 2014 Keys to Financial Success Scholarship. Shown (l-r) are Plosser, Dara Reilly, Timothy Steindl, and Levenson.
May 14, 2014

Rodger Levenson, executive vice president, WSFS Bank, was elected and installed as chairman of the Delaware Bankers Association May 8 at the DBA’s 119th Annual Meeting in Wilmington.

The DBA also elected and installed Lynda Messick, president and CEO, Community Bank Delaware, to the position of chair-elect.  Other members of the DBA Board Of Directors are: Cynthia D.M. Brown, president, Commonwealth Trust Company; David E. Gillan, board chair and CEO, County Bank (past chair); Mark A. Graham, EVP, Wealth Advisory Services, Wilmington Trust;  Rob Habgood, Unsecured Credit And Underwriting executive, Bank of America; Nicholas M. Marsini Jr., regional president, PNC Delaware; Donna G. Mitchell, president and CEO, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Delaware; 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 2014 Keys to Financial Success Scholarship Award. The winners were Timothy Steindl and Dara Reilly, 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 28 high schools throughout Delaware to over 4,200 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.

In addition, at the Annual Dinner the DBA unveiled Delaware and Banking 2014 - A Perfect Combination, 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.

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