James O. Donnelly

James O. Donnelly

President and CEO, Wayne Bank and Norwood Financial Corp – Honesdale, PA

James O. Donnelly has been president and CEO of Wayne Bank and Norwood Financial Corp, headquartered in Honesdale, PA, since May 2022. Donnelly also serves on the board of directors for Wayne Bank and Norwood Financial Corp, and he is a member of the Leadership, Officers Loan, Asset Quality, ALCO, and 401(k) Committees.

During Donnelly’s first year at Wayne Bank, the financial institution reentered the Russell 2000 Index and was ranked by Bank Director magazine as one of the Top 25 Banks in the U.S. and one of the Top 10 Banks in the $1 billion–$5 billion asset size category. It was also listed as one of the Top 200 Banks in the $2 billion–$10 billion asset size category by American Banker.

Donnelly previously worked for eight years as executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Bangor Savings Bank in Maine. He also worked at Machias Savings Bank and KeyBank, where he started his banking career in 1991.

Donnelly served in the 115th to 118th Maine Legislatures. He was the youngest member elected to the 115th Legislature and, as House minority leader, the youngest legislative leader in the country in the 118th Legislature.

Donnelly currently serves on the Governmental Relations Council and Commercial Real Estate Lending Committee of the American Bankers Association, as well as the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Government Relations Policy Committee. He is a campaign committee member for the United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne, and Pike Counties and sits on the Lehigh Valley Hospital–Dickson City Advisory Board.

Donnelly earned an M.B.A. from Post University and a B.A. from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. He is also a graduate of the New England School of Banking at Williams College and the American Community Bankers National School for Senior Management at Villanova University.