One recently formed Doylestown-area bank is looking to boost its community outreach efforts with the creation of a new position and entity.
Penn Community Bank, headquartered in Buckingham, announced the creation of the Penn Community Foundation and promoted longtime Bucks County resident and bank executive Todd Hurley to oversee its operation, effective May 1.
Hurley will become Penn Community Bank’s chief relationship officer and executive director of the Penn Community Foundation, reporting to Jeane M. Coyle, president and CEO.
Hurley previously served as the bank’s chief retail officer.
Formed in 2015 by the joining of First Savings and First Federal of Bucks County, Penn Community Bank has more than $1.8 billion in assets.
“Both banks are under a mutual charter, so have we long-time roots in the community,” Coyle said. “Both banks have a culture of giving back.”
While First Savings had a foundation, First Federal did not, which is why Penn Community Bank formed the new entity. The foundation operates as a mechanism for giving to the community, while the function that Hurley will head is more than the foundation, Coyle said. He also will focus heavily on community relations for a bank that has 22 offices throughout Bucks County from Bristol to Reigelsville, she said.
“He’s probably one of our leading volunteers,” Coyle said.
Creating an executive-level position focused on community partnerships reinforces the bank’s dedication to its mission, she added.
A longtime resident of the Perkasie area, Hurley graduated from Pennridge High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Shippensburg University and is active in community organizations such as the Pennridge Perkasie Rotary Club, Pennridge Chamber of Commerce and Presbyterian Church of Deep Run.
“Our team members live here, our executives live here and our board members live here; we all have a vested interest in helping the communities across Bucks County thrive,” Hurley said in a statement.