Vincent J. Delie, Jr., CEO & President of First National Bank (FNB), understands the symbiotic relationship between banking and the communities they serve; the stronger the communities, the more the industry can thrive. As a member of Team Pennsylvania’s Board of Directors, and with FNB as a valued Team Pennsylvania investor, Delie and his leadership team work at the state level to ensure that public and private sector partners are working together to the commonwealth’s economy.
FNB is the second largest bank in Pennsylvania, but its reach extends far beyond the commonwealth as one of the 50 largest bank holding companies in the U.S. (excluding custodial banks). Even with targeted expansion in markets from Baltimore, Maryland to Cleveland, Ohio to major metro areas across North Carolina, FNB has not forgotten its deep Pennsylvania roots. Founded in Greenville, Pennsylvania more than 150 years ago as a single office, Delie explains, “The dynamic business climate in Pennsylvania has created an environment allowing FNB to grow and thrive and vice versa.”
FNB is committed to improving the communities it serves through outreach and philanthropic giving, with employees volunteering thousands of service hours every year in their local communities. Community service takes on many forms for FNB but is truly driven by local leadership who know where and what type of support is needed most.
These types of support include mortgage programs to help low- to moderate-income individuals and families, capital distribution to both businesses and individuals, and various tax credit and government programs such as the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program, SBA Preferred Lenders Program, and Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.
In addition to those services, FNB offers educational programs across the state tailored to specific community needs. For example, in State College, there are workshops for college students and community members; in the Pittsburgh area, there are programs that educate high school students on budgeting and identity theft done in partnership with the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League.
As Pennsylvania has evolved to become a more diverse and global business center, FNB’s products and services have followed suit. From Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to construct a new chemical plant in Beaver County, to Pittsburgh becoming a technology hub, Pennsylvania will need to capitalize on many resources to attract and retain the commonwealth’s talent. FNB is committed to being one of those resources by offering financial services that range from the sophisticated tools that larger organizations need to the personalized services that enable small businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive and grow.
FNB’s partnership with Team Pennsylvania is based on a shared philosophy, as Delie says,“The success of Pennsylvania depends heavily on collaboration between business, political and civic leadership, which is another key reason FNB supports Team Pennsylvania.”
We thank FNB and Vincent Delie for their support and leadership, and we look forward to our continued work together.
To learn more about FNB, visit: www.fnb-online.com.