Elizabeth D. Albano, Artisans' Bank executive vice president, was elected chair of the Delaware Bankers Association at its 124th Annual Meeting in Wilmington May 16. The DBA also elected and installed Joe Westcott, Delaware market president, Capital One, as chair-elect.
Other members of the DBA Board of Directors are directors at large Eric Hoerner, chief executive officer, MidCoast Community Bank; and Thomas M. Forrest, president and CEO, U.S. Trust Co. of Delaware; and directors Cynthia D.M. Brown, president, Commonwealth Trust Company; Dominic Canuso, executive vice president and chief financial officer, WSFS Bank; Bruce Colbourn, market executive, PNC Bank Delaware; Larry Drexler, general counsel, head of legal and chief privacy officer, Barclaycard US; Leslie Gillin, president, Co-Brand Card Services, JPMorgan Chase & Co., N.A.; George Kern, regional director, Bessemer Trust Co. of Delaware; Lisa P. Kirkwood, SVP, regional vice president, TD Bank; Nicholas P. Lambrow, president, Delaware Region, M&T Bank; Tarrie Miller, SVP, retail banking and marketing, County Bank; and, Matthew Parks, Community Reinvestment Act director, Discover Bank.
The DBA also announced the winners of the 2019 David G. Bakerian Award. Mackenzie Grier is a student at Concord High School, and Aaron Jackson is a student at Caesar Rodney High School. The scholarship, previously known as the Keys to Financial Success Scholarship, was renamed this year in honor of David G. Bakerian, former DBA president and lifelong advocate for financial education. Both students participated in the Keys to Financial Success course. Each winner received a $2,500 scholarship.
Keys to Financial Success is a full-semester elective taught in 31 high schools throughout Delaware to over 4,000 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 2019 – Delaware Strong, a publication that highlights the unique contributions the banking industry made to the First State in the past year.
The Delaware Bankers Association is a nonprofit, 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.