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Hanks completes PBA Executive Leadership Program

Patricia A. “Trish” Hanks, Senior Vice President at F&M Trust, recently completed the Pennsylvania Bankers Association’s fifteen month Executive Leadership Program and was one of eighteen graduates recognized for this achievement in a ceremony held at the Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA. 

Hanks, the bank’s Retail Services Market Manager, started her banking career in 1979 and joined F&M Trust in 1999. She was named assistant vice president in 2004 and became the Memorial Square Office manager in 2005. She was named the regional market manager for the Chambersburg area in 2005, vice president in 2009, and senior vice president in 2011. In her current position, Hanks manages the Retail Services division in order to meet the financial services needs of the bank’s customers with a focus on growing retail and small business loans, deposits and noninterest income. She also serves as the Chambersburg Market Manager, where she is responsible for development of new small business and retail customer relationships, directing public relations and community involvement activities, and providing leadership for the community offices in Chambersburg and St. Thomas. 

A graduate of the Central Atlantic Advanced School of Banking at Bucknell University, and the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PBA) Commercial Lending School at Penn State University, Hanks has also successfully completed the Omega Consumer Lending program and various American Institute of Banking (AIB) courses. A Chambersburg area resident, she is on the board of the Downtown Business Council serving as treasurer. Hanks previously served as the Commercial Division Chair for the United Way of Franklin County. 

The PBA’s Executive Leadership Program is a fifteen month leadership development program designed to actively enhance the leadership, organizational, and performance skills of highly motivated executive and senior management level bankers. The program establishes a network of future bank leaders who understand the complexities of being a CEO and can respond to local and national issues impacting the banking industry and their communities. 

The Pennsylvania Bankers Association, located in Harrisburg, is the state’s major 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 is an independent community bank headquartered in Chambersburg with over $1 billion in assets. With twenty-six community banking offices in Franklin, Cumberland, Fulton and Huntingdon Counties, the bank has offices in Chambersburg, St. Thomas, Mont Alto, Marion, Greencastle, Waynesboro, Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, Boiling Springs, Newville, Shippensburg, McConnellsburg, Hustontown, Orbisonia, and Warfordsburg.