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Philadelphia, PA —The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia today announced five appointments to its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC): Marcie Barber, president and CEO of Juniata Valley Financial Corporation and The Juniata Valley Bank, Mifflintown, PA; Anthony Biondi, CEO and director of MNB Corporation and Merchants Bank of Bangor; Ed Dietzler, president of The Bank of Princeton; Angela Snyder, vice chair and CEO of Fulton Bank of New Jersey, Mount Laurel, NJ; and Mark Turner, president and CEO of WSFS Financial Corporation and WSFS Bank, Wilmington, DE. Each appointee will serve a three-year term, which began January 1.
CDIAC is a 12-member council composed of representatives from commercial banks, thrift institutions, and credit unions. The council convenes twice a year with Philadelphia Federal Reserve officials to share insights on economic and business trends facing community depository institutions in their local markets. Subsequent to each local meeting, a representative from the Philadelphia council joins counterparts from other Federal Reserve Banks at a meeting hosted by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.
Barber has served as president and CEO of Juniata Valley Financial Corporation and The Juniata Valley Bank since 2010. She joined the organization in 2006 and was appointed executive vice president and COO in 2007. Previously, Barber was senior vice president of lending at First National Bank of Mifflintown from 1998 to 2006. She began her career in 1980 at Central Counties Bank, State College, PA, which later merged with Pittsburgh-based Mellon Bank, N.A.
Barber has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, and she graduated with honors from the American Banking Association's Graduate School of Commercial Lending in Norman, OK. She is a graduate of the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the University of Virginia and the Darden/SNL Executive Program in Bank Financial Leadership.
Biondi began his banking career in 1976 as lending officer and technology manager of the Delaware Savings and Loan Association. In 1981, he joined First Financial Bank in Downingtown, PA, where he rose to the position of president and COO of the Bank and its holding company, Chester Valley Bancorp. In 2001, Biondi moved to Asian Bank in Philadelphia, PA, as its president and CEO. He became director and CEO of MNB Corporation and Merchants Bank of Bangor in 2004.
Biondi is chair of the board of the Bangor Community Partnership and is a member of several additional boards, including the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, the Lehigh Valley Partnership, and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Slate Belt Economic Development Action Committee. Biondi holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University.
Dietzler has served as president of The Bank of Princeton since 2012 and was named COO in 2011. He joined the bank in 2009 as the senior vice president of corporate development. Before that, he was managing director of Bear Stearns Bank and Trust in Princeton, NJ; first senior vice president of capital markets of Yardville National Bank; and director of risk management of GMAC Mortgage. Dietzler received both a bachelor's degree in finance and an MBA from Widener University.
Snyder joined Fulton Bank of New Jersey in 2011. Prior to this, she served in top executive roles at The Bank, Woodbury, NJ. She joined The Bank as president in 2002, and she was later named president and CEO in 2008.
Snyder, who is second vice chair of the board of the New Jersey Bankers Association, is a board member and trustee of Our Lady of Lourdes Heath System. She was named a 2013 Top Woman to Watch by SJ Magazine and a 2012 Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Snyder, who earned a bachelor's degree in finance from St. Joseph's University, is a graduate of the Community Banking Association Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the Darden School of Business at The University of Virginia.
Turner has been president and CEO of WSFS Financial Corporation and WSFS Bank since 2007. Concurrently, he served a term as director of the holding company. His term expires this year. He joined WSFS as both the CFO and COO in 1996. Turner previously was vice president of finance at both the former CoreStates Bank and the former Meridian Bancorp. Prior to that, he was a senior manager at KPMG LLP.
Turner is chairman of the Delaware Business Roundtable and a member of the executive committee of the board of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and management from La Salle University, a master's degree in executive leadership from the University of Nebraska, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
About the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank and savings and loan holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. It is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank serves eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.