Peter J. Balmert has joined Mars National Bank as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. Mr. Balmert will be responsible for leading the commercial banking activities of the Bank.
“I am pleased to announce the addition of Pete to our senior management team,” stated Jim Dionise, Mars National Bank President and Chief Executive Officer. “Pete’s expertise in commercial and small business banking will help us to grow strategically while maintaining our focus on solid credit practices and relationship banking.”
Mr. Balmert joins the Bank with over 35 years of banking experience. Most recently, he was the Regional Commercial Banking Manager with First Niagara Bank in the Erie, Pennsylvania market. His background also includes expertise in the areas of small business lending and retail banking. Mr. Balmert, a Churchill, Pennsylvania native, has spent most of his career with financial institutions located in the greater Pittsburgh area. He is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a graduate degree from the University of Virginia. Pete and his wife recently moved and now reside in the Mars, Pennsylvania community.
“Mars National Bank is a great example of a strong community bank with a focus on investing in the communities it serves,” said Mr. Balmert. “I’m thrilled to be a part of this institution and help contribute to its continued success.”
Mars National Bank is one true community bank focused on combining the products and technology that its customers need while maintaining its focus on long-term customer relationships.