Experienced Bucks County bankers will help guide the independent bank’s growth throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (February 2018) – Penn Community Bank is proud to announce the hiring of Rick Battaglia and promotion of Josh Oravis to newly created Senior Market Leader positions in its retail division. Under the leadership of Jacob A. Iampietro, Director of Retail Banking, the two oversee retail branch operations and will help drive the bank’s growth and development by analyzing the market and identifying new business opportunities.
As Senior Market Leaders, Battaglia and Oravis play pivotal roles in achieving business results by coaching and developing retail team members to ensure consistent implementation of the bank’s mission and vision. They also are responsible for market and branch performance, sales growth, and customer satisfaction and will serve as ambassadors of the organization to the public.
“Rick and Josh are experienced leaders who serve with dedication, professionalism and integrity,” said Diane Brown, Penn Community Bank Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer. “Their knowledge of banking in Bucks County is a great benefit to our entire team and our customers, as we continue to expand our offerings to meet our customers’ ever-changing financial needs.”
With a career in banking that spans more than three decades at leading area financial institutions, Battaglia is a longtime Bucks County banker. Active in the local community, Battaglia has served in leadership roles for many Bucks County organizations, including Tabor Children’s Home, Heritage Conservancy, Pearl S. Buck International, the Bucks County Community College Foundation, the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce and the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce. He lives in Doylestown Borough.
Oravis served as manager of Penn Community Bank’s New Hope branch before being promoted in 2016 to market manager for New Hope and Wrightstown. Also active in the local community, Oravis is a board member, treasurer and bookkeeper for the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce and an ambassador for the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he was the marketing committee chair, finance committee member and advisor to the NOVA Junior Board from 2015 to 2016. He lives in Levittown.
About Penn Community: Penn Community Bank holds nearly $2 billion in assets, employs more than 300 people, and offers banking, lending, insurance and investments at 24 bank branches and two administrative centers throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties, Pennsylvania. As an independent, mutual financial institution, Penn Community Bank is not publicly traded and operates with its long-term mission in mind: to help businesses grow and prosper, to provide financial resources to individuals and families throughout their lifetimes, to strengthen the local economy, and to partner with local organizations to act as a catalyst for positive growth in every market it serves.