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Newsmakers for Sept. 12

Jonestown Bank & Trust

Jonestown Bank & Trust Co. recently announced that Ryan Smith, Kathleen Stoner, Sommer VanBrunt, Carolann Westendorp and Mitzi Wingert have been recognized with the designation of community banking officer.

Smith, Myerstown, has been with JBT for nine years and prior to being named community banking officer, client resource center manager, he was client resource center team leader. Smith previously held the positions of loan operations specialist and head teller at JBT branch offices in Lebanon and Ebenezer, Lebanon County.

Smith graduated from Thompson Institute business school. He also holds a license from the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System.

Stoner, Ephrata, serves as community banking officer, branch manager of JBT’s Ephrata location. She has been with JBT for eight years and previously held the position of assistant branch manager.

Stoner has 22 years of banking experience. A 2018 Leadership Lancaster graduate, she is actively involved in the Ephrata Chamber of Commerce and Women in Business.

VanBrunt, Lebanon, has been with JBT for 16 years, previously holding various positions including head teller, bank trainer, branch team leader, and branch manager at JBT’s Quentin, Lebanon County, location prior to her new role as community banking officer, branch manager at JBT’s Cleona, Lebanon County, office.

She has an NMLS license and is a Leadership Lebanon Valley Council Member in addition to volunteering with Lebanon Family Heath Services Outreach and the PROBE Financial Literacy Program.

Westendorp, Mohnton, serves as community banking officer, business solutions officer at JBT with a focus on meeting the needs of small businesses in local communities. Prior to joining JBT in 2020, Westendorp was a branch manager for two other financial institutions.

Westendorp has 31 years of banking experience. She is active in the Northern Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, serves as treasurer for Entrepreneurs Connection, is a member of Business Accountability and Networking Group, and volunteers with the YMCA and with Grey Muzzle Manor, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing sanctuary for senior animals and animal assisted therapy.

Wingert, Palmyra, Lebanon County, has been in banking for 36 years, the last six years with JBT. Prior to her current role as community banking officer, branch manager of JBT’s Northside Commons location in Palmyra, Wingert was the branch manager at JBT’s Palmyra branch after joining the organization as a customer service specialist at the Grantville, Dauphin County location.

Active in her participation and support of organizations such as Caring Cupboard, Central Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and the Salvation Army, Wingert has also been involved in STEM and YES programs with Junior Achievement in area high schools and middle schools.

Source: Berkshire mont

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