PHILADELPHIA, May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic First Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRBK), the parent company of Republic Bank, today announced that Gladys Santana was named Assistant Vice President/Store Manager for its second Cherry Hill location (Liberty View). In this role, Santana will strategically position the bank for future success and lead employee development to ensure every customer receives Republic Bank's renowned level of service and financial guidance.
"We are incredibly excited to welcome Gladys to our growing team in New Jersey," said Harry Madonna, Chairman and CEO of Republic Bank. "With two decades of impressive banking and leadership experience, Gladys was the ideal candidate to lead our newest store and complement the rest of our presence in South Jersey."
Santana joins Republic Bank with almost 25 years of experience in banking, most recently serving as a Market Cluster Leader III/Assistant Vice President with BB&T Bank for their Camden and Pennsauken branches. Previously, Santana held various Sales Manager and Loan Officer positions throughout South Jersey with Wells Fargo, Mid Atlantic Capital and Aames Home Loan. A proud supporter of the military, she spent six years in the U.S. Army National Guard and Reserves.
"I am honored to be a part of 'The Power of Red,' particularly in South Jersey, a community I have enjoyed serving for decades," said Santana. "Republic Bank is often recognized for its world-class, in-store Customer service experience and I am dedicated to ensuring that our customers will continue to have their expectations exceeded."
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. In addition to its second location in Cherry Hill, NJ, it plans to open five other locations in 2017. As one of the largest Philadelphia-based retail banking institutions with 19 convenient locations, 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 19 offices located in Abington, Bala Cynwyd, Center City Philadelphia, Mayfair, Media, Plymouth Meeting, Torresdale and Wynnewood, Pennsylvania and Berlin, Cherry Hill, Glassboro, Haddonfield, Marlton, Moorestown, Voorhees and Washington Township, New Jersey. In addition, through its subsidiary Oak Mortgage, Republic First Bank offers a wide range of mortgage products.
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