Joseph Feilmeier, who has been serving as president and chief operating officer of Easton’s Lafayette Ambassador Bank for about the last 15 months, has been named president and CEO of the bank.
He is taking on the CEO’s role with the retirement of Gerald Nau, who had been serving as president and chairman since 2009.
“It’s been a smooth transition,” Feilmeier told Lehigh Valley Business. “This was all planned. I’ve been working up to this, learning the job.”
He said he expects no major changes at Lafayette Ambassador with his new leadership position.
The announcement of Feilmeier’s promotion came from E. Phillip Wenger, chairman and CEO of Fulton Financial Corp. of Lancaster, the parent company of Lafayette Ambassador Bank.
“Joe has a tremendous amount of retail and commercial banking experience and has been a valuable part of the Lafayette Ambassador team,” Wenger said.
Before being brought to Lafayette Ambassador, Feilmeier served as regional president of Fulton Bank’s Premier and Brandywine regions. He joined Fulton in 2003.
In addition to his work with the bank, Feilmeier serves on the board of trustees for the Historical and Genealogical Society of Northampton County and serves on the board of directors for the Greater Easton Development Partnership. He also is an executive board member of the Minsi Trails Council of Boy Scouts of America.
Lafayette Ambassador Bank has 21 branches in the Greater Lehigh Valley.