For Immediate Release
August 12, 2016
Contact: Susan Kovacs, VP/Director of Marketing
Ph: (484) 548-6097
(Bangor, PA) Richard Hotchkiss, Chairman of the Board for Merchants Bank of Bangor and MNB Corporation, is pleased to announce that Rocco A. Del Vecchio will be the new Chief Executive Officer of Merchants Bank of Bangor, succeeding the twelve-year reign of Anthony Biondi.
Del Vecchio comes to Merchants Bank from Lafayette Ambassador Bank where he served as President/Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chair of the Lafayette Ambassador board of directors from October 2010. Before his last position, Del Vecchio was the Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer from January 2000 to October 2010. He spent 30 years at Lafayette Ambassador and Fulton Financial. Del Vecchio has a long banking career having begun in 1980 with First National Bank of Allentown.
Del Vecchio serves as board chairman of Miller Keystone Blood Center and also serves on the board of the Burn Prevention Network and the Notre Dame High School. He is active with the Minsi Trail Council/Boy Scouts and the Sacred Heart Church, Miller Heights.
Del Vecchio is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Finance and Economics. He also achieved certificates for various schools in Advanced Commercial Lending, Behavior Management, and Bank Sales. Del Vecchio resides in Bethlehem.
Established in 1890, Merchants Bank is a locally owned and operated community bank. Headquartered in Bangor, PA, Merchants has two branch offices in Bangor and additional offices throughout the Lehigh Valley, including Mount Bethel, Wind Gap, Nazareth, Forks Township, Martins Creek, Easton and Bethlehem, PA. In 2013 the Bank was recognized for its community involvement and volunteerism through two awards: Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s The Spirit of Forks Award as well as The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s Spirit of Volunteerism Award. MNB Investment Services is a division of the bank and offers investment and wealth management financial services. For more information, please visit www.merchantsbangor.com.