Joan Hafer will help lead group offering Pennsylvania community banks a deeper understanding of the growing challenges and opportunities related to information technology
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (February 2018) – Penn Community Bank is proud to announce that Joan Hafer, Senior Vice President, Director of Information Technology, will serve on the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Information Technology Committee.
The committee provides guidance to PBA member banks of all sizes on technology issues ranging from cybersecurity to infrastructure components to new technologies that support the evolving changes in banking customers’ needs and preferences. Membership on the committee, which is comprised of information technology professionals from PBA member banks, is by nomination only.
“Penn Community Bank is committed to investing in technologies that benefit our customers and help us ensure the security of our financial systems and information,” said Diane Brown, Chief Administrative Officer. “Joan’s leadership on the PBA’s IT Committee ensures that our organization has access to the discussion, research and training all financial industry professionals need regarding the technology challenges and opportunities that community banks and their customers face today.”
The PBA’s IT Committee originally began in 2013 as a task force focused on cybersecurity. The following year, it expanded its scope to encompass additional technology and operational issues, such as remote deposit capture, person-to-person money transfer capabilities, and mobile device and app management. It now has five subcommittees, focused on cybersecurity, fraud and operations, infrastructure, products and training, and regulation.
A leading IT professional with nearly 30 years of industry experience, Hafer oversees technology infrastructure, LAN/WAN systems, telecommunications, and IT planning on behalf of Penn Community Bank’s 24 retail branches, and its administrative centers and insurance and wealth management divisions. She chairs the bank’s Technology Steering & Cyber Committee and its Business Continuity Committee.
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 County and Montgomery County, 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.