The First National Bank Employees Complete Leadership Academy

May 29th, 2018

Fifteen employees of The First National Bank recently completed a sixteen-week leadership training course facilitated by Bucks County Community College’s Center for Workforce Development.

The group met with the course facilitator, Tom Rhoads, every other Thursday morning from February to mid-May. Topics covered were accountability, decision making, problem-solving, conflict transformation, successful communication, courageous conversations, and teamwork. Every other week, each employee had a 15-minute one-on-one coaching call with the facilitator.

“Our employees are the best around,” said Daniel J. Schaffer, President, and CEO, The First National Bank. “They are committed to the communities we serve, and I applaud their dedication to professional development and growth.”

The bank’s Executive Committee joined the group for a graduation luncheon to celebrate their accomplishment.

Founded in 1864, The First National Bank is Bucks County’s oldest, most established bank, with twelve branches in Bucks County. The First is committed to local ownership, operation and investment.

Photo Caption: Employees of The First National Bank recently completed a sixteen-week Leadership Academy and were recognized by the Executive Committee at a graduation luncheon. Front Row (L-R): Kristine Garamella, Assistant Branch Manager, Barb Kass, Assistant Branch Manager, Jenn Supinski, Management Trainee, Denise Arnott, Wire Transfer Specialist, Chelsea Sutton, Deposit Services Representative. Middle Row (L-R): Andrea Geiger, Management Trainee, Joan Grote, Branch Manager, Kate Gilmour, Management Trainee, Tracie Kerkhoven, Management Trainee, Allison Prybella, Management Trainee, Dan Schaffer, President & CEO. Back Row (L-R): Connie Furman, Executive VP/Senior Lending Officer, Ryan Morris, Online Banking & Wires Supervisor, Brad Kuder, Branch Manager, Rob Charlton, Management Trainee, Kristin Burns, Senior Deposit Operations Manager, Sean Catzin, Head Teller.