S&T Bank Appoints New Chief Credit Officer, Deputy Chief Credit Officer, and Two Commercial Lenders

- Newest Members of the S&T Bank Team Bring Decades of Financial Experience -

Jun 01, 2010, 15:05 ET from S&T Bank

INDIANA, Pa., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- S&T Bank (Nasdaq: STBA), a full-service financial institution with branch locations in 10 Pennsylvania counties, is pleased to announce the appointment of four accomplished finance professionals, each with decades of experience in leadership roles at community banking institutions.  The newest members of the S&T Bank team are:

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  • Patrick J. Haberfield, chief credit officer: Mr. Haberfield has 24 years of banking/ financial services, credit administration, collections, lending, and workout experience with community banks and larger regional organizations.  He most recently served in executive roles at Synovus Financial Institution, roles that included regional credit officer and special assets officer.  Prior to that, he was senior vice president of the Managed Assets Division for FirstMerit Corporation, a $10.8 billion bank holding company in Ohio.  The scope Mr. Haberfield's position at FirstMerit included the workout and disposition of loans and assets for the commercial lending (C&I & CRE), business banking and private client portfolios, as well as responsibility for the overall management of consumer collections and mortgage lending portfolios for the bank.  Mr. Haberfield holds a degree in organizational management from Tiffin University.
  • William Kametz, deputy chief credit officer:  Mr. Kametz has been promoted from his current position of senior vice president of credit administrations with S&T Bank.  He previously served as an executive vice president and chief lending officer at VIST Financial Corporation, and as a senior vice president for the Bank of Hanover.  Prior to that, he served for 16 years at Mellon Bank.  Mr. Kametz holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Franklin & Marshall College and graduate and undergraduate diplomas from the University of Oklahoma's National Commercial Lending School.
  • Larry E. Bittner, commercial lender, Wexford: Mr. Bittner has 35 years of experience in positions of progressive responsibility in retail office management, and consumer, small business, and commercial lending.  He most recently served as vice president of business banking/commercial lending for Huntington National Bank.  Prior to that, Mr. Bittner served as assistant vice president and manager of Century National Bank & Trust Co.  He holds degrees in management and education from Robert Morris University and the University of Toledo, respectively.
  • Scott J. Suess, commercial lender, O'Hara Township: Mr. Suess has 16 years of experience as an analyst and senior-level manager in the areas of small business and middle market banking.  He most recently served as vice president of small business banking for Dollar Bank.  Prior to that, Mr. Suess served as commercial lending officer for middle market banking and senior credit analyst for commercial banking at National City Bank of Pennsylvania.  He holds master and bachelor degrees in business administration from Robert Morris University and Kent State University, respectively.

"Each of these talented individuals brings extensive experience and expertise to their position with S&T Bank," said Todd D. Brice, president and chief executive officer of S&T Bank. "As part of our senior management team, both Pat and Bill bring a broad knowledge of credit administration that will serve to enhance our strong position in the marketplace.  And as commercial lenders, Larry and Scott add vital depth to S&T's skilled team of business banking specialists."  

For more information about S&T Bank, please visit www.stbank.com or call 800.325.BANK.

About S&T Bancorp, Inc.

Headquartered in Indiana, PA, S&T Bancorp, Inc. operates 53 offices within Allegheny, Armstrong, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Indiana, Jefferson and Westmoreland counties.  With assets of $4.1 billion, S&T Bancorp, Inc. stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol STBA.  For more information, visit www.stbank.com.