Bankers recognized for PBA School Honors
PA)Kim Diehl and Natasha Koons of F&M Trust were among the
handful of bankers recognized at the annual Pennsylvania Bankers Association
(PBA) Group 5 Spring Summit meeting at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey.
Both bankers graduated from the
PBA schools with honors – Diehl from the Advanced School Of Banking, Koons from
the School of Banking. Honor students are selected on outstanding work
during school and examination scores.
Diehl is the bank’s
asset-liability analyst in the bank’s finance department. The PBA Advanced
School of Banking is a three-year program analogous to 200, 300 and 400 level college
course study with the Bank ExecTM
asset/liability simulation comprising a significant portion of Year III.
Koons is the financial services
officer and community office manager at F&M Trust's Waynesboro
Office. The PBA School of banking provide students with a broad base of
knowledge of the financial services industry. Topics covered at this 100-level
school include the banking system, understanding bank financial statements,
compliance, lending, motivation, relationship sales, and supervision.
Founded in 1895, the
Pennsylvania Bankers Association, located in Harrisburg, is the state's largest
banking trade association representing an expansive and diverse membership. The
PBA offers extensive continuing education programs, government relations
representation on behalf of the industry, and provides numerous products and
services for banks and their employees.
F&M Trust, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Franklin Financial Services Corporation, is a community bank
headquartered in Chambersburg with just over $1 billion in assets. The
bank has twenty-five community banking offices located through Franklin,
Fulton, Huntingdon and Cumberland Counties in Waynesboro, Mont Alto,
Greencastle, Marion, Chambersburg, St. Thomas, McConnellsburg, Hustontown,
Warfordsburg, Orbisonia, Shippensburg, Carlisle, Camp Hill, Newville, and