Local Man Tabbed to Chair Bank Board


(CHAMBERSBURG, PA) G. Warren Elliott of Chambersburg, and formerly of Boiling Springs, was recently elected to serve his first full term as Chairman of the Boards of Franklin Financial Services Corporation, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, F&M Trust. 


Elliott is president of Cardinal Crossings, Inc, a local government consulting and real estate firm. A former Franklin County commissioner, he joined the F&M Trust board of directors in 1991 and the Franklin Financial board in 1994. Elliott was named vice chairman of the Franklin Financial board of directors in 2011. He previously served as an adjunct faculty member at Shippensburg University, where he taught state and local government.


Elliott graduated with honors from Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree in public administration. He also earned a master’s degree in public administration from Shippensburg University. He has received numerous awards and honors includingPenn State Mont Alto Centennial Fellow, Distinguished Alumni of both Shippensburg University and Penn StateMont Alto, andCounty Commissioner of the Year in 2007 by the County Commissioners’ Association of Pennsylvania.In 2010, he received the Zane A. Miller Award from the Franklin County Area Development Corporation (FCADC) for service to the county. Elliott currently serves on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the Chesapeake Bay Commission.


Franklin Financial is the largest independent, locally owned and operated bank holding company in Franklin County with assets of over $1 billion. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, F&M Trust has twenty-five community-banking offices located throughout Franklin, Cumberland, Fulton and Huntington Counties in Chambersburg, St. Thomas, Waynesboro, Marion, Mont Alto, Greencastle, Shippensburg, Carlisle, Boiling Springs, Newville, Camp Hill, Hustontown, McConnellsburg, Orbisonia, and Warfordsburg. The bank just began construction on a new Mechanicsburg Office, which is slated to open in November 2012.