PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic First Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRBK), the parent company of Republic Bank, today announced that Krista Collings was named Vice President, Store Manager for its Glassboro, New Jersey location. In this role, Collings will work with customers in, and around, the South Jersey town to cultivate new business prospects, while working to increase the bank's overall brand awareness.
Collings began her banking career as an Assistant Store Manager at Commerce Bank before accepting business development leadership roles at Susquehanna Bank and, most recently, at BB&T. Along with a master's degree in strategic leadership, she brings 13 years of banking experience across a variety of disciplines to her new role at Republic Bank. In 2013, Collings was a recipient of South Jersey Biz Magazine's "20 Under 40" award.
"Krista has spent more than a decade in South Jersey, particularly near our Glassboro store location, engaging with local business leaders and fulfilling the banking needs of her community," said Harry Madonna, Chairman and CEO of Republic Bank."As a company that takes great pride in its local roots, Krista will play an integral role in Republic Bank's continued rapid expansion in this region."
"Throughout my professional life, building long-term customer relationships has been vital to any of the successes I've experienced," said Collings. "Republic Bank emphasizes these connections in its Customer-centric philosophy and, for this reason, I'm honored to be a financial resource to all in our community, as the newest member of the growing team."
Building on the momentum of its aggressive growth plan, coined "The Power of Red is Back," Republic Bank continues to rapidly expand its regional footprint. The bank has plans to open a new store in Moorestown on September 10th. In addition new stores are planned for Medford, Sicklerville, Gloucester Township and a second location in Cherry Hill, NJ, as well as Levittown, PA in the near future. As one of the largest Philadelphia-based retail banking institutions with 18 convenient locations regionally, Republic Bank stores are open seven days a week, 361 days a year, with extended lobby and drive-thru hours, providing customers with the longest hours of any bank in the area. The bank also offers absolutely free checking, free coin counting, ATM/Debit cards issued on the spot and access to more than 55,000 surcharge free ATMs worldwide via the Allpoint network.
About Republic Bank
Republic Bank is the operating name for Republic First Bank. Republic First Bank is a full-service, state-chartered commercial bank, whose deposits are insured up to the applicable limits by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The Bank provides diversified financial products through its eighteen offices located in Abington, Bala Cynwyd, Plymouth Meeting, Media, Wynnewood and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cherry Hill, Voorhees, Haddonfield, Marlton, Berlin, Washington Township, and Glassboro, New Jersey.
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