Bankers recognized for PBA School Honors

Thomas M. Petro, PBA Chairman, (left) and Jon S. Evans, PBA Group 5 Chairman (right), recognize Kim Diehl, F&M Trust asset-liability analyst, for graduating with honors from the PBA Advanced School of Banking.(HARRISBURG, PA)Kim Diehl and Natasha Koons of F&M Trust were among the handful of bankers recognized at the annual Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PBA) Group 5 Spring Summit meeting at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey.

Both bankers graduated from the PBA schools with honors – Diehl from the Advanced School Of Banking, Koons from the School of Banking. Honor students are selected on outstanding work during school and examination scores.

Diehl is the bank’s asset-liability analyst in the bank’s finance department. The PBA Advanced School of Banking is a three-year program analogous to 200, 300 and 400 level college course study with the Bank ExecTM asset/liability simulation comprising a significant portion of Year III.

Natasha Koons, F&M Trust Financial Services Officer and Waynesboro Office Manager, receives award from Thomas M. Petro, PBA Chairman, (left) and Jon S. Evans, PBA Group 5 Chairman (right), for graduating with honors from the PBA School of Banking.Koons is the financial services officer and community office manager at F&M Trust's Waynesboro Office. The PBA School of banking provide students with a broad base of knowledge of the financial services industry. Topics covered at this 100-level school include the banking system, understanding bank financial statements, compliance, lending, motivation, relationship sales, and supervision.

Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, located in Harrisburg, is the state's largest banking trade association representing an expansive and diverse membership. The PBA offers extensive continuing education programs, government relations representation on behalf of the industry, and provides numerous products and services for banks and their employees.

F&M Trust, a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Financial Services Corporation, is a community bank headquartered in Chambersburg with just over $1 billion in assets. The bank has twenty-five community banking offices located through Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon and Cumberland Counties in Waynesboro, Mont Alto, Greencastle, Marion, Chambersburg, St. Thomas, McConnellsburg, Hustontown, Warfordsburg, Orbisonia, Shippensburg, Carlisle, Camp Hill, Newville, and Boiling Springs.