New Tripoli Bank Congratulates David R. Hunsicker For 50 Years Working For The Bank
May 8, 2023
New Tripoli Bank offers its most heartfelt congratulations to David R. Hunsicker, President and Chairman, for 50 years of employment with the Bank.
Hunsicker was hired by then- CEO Willard Snyder in 1973 as a teller where he learned the daily operations of the Bank, and then later to positions of increasing responsibility. "Dave did exceptionally well and advanced through various positions and roles within the Bank," Willard reflected. "He was quick to grasp all the challenges I gave him, of which there were many."
"Throughout my career, Willard was a great mentor," Hunsicker said of the former President/CEO, "He encouraged me to attend State and National banking association events, which gave me the opportunity to meet and learn from other successful bankers."
In 1982, Hunsicker was promoted to Vice President and expanded his purview to include commercial lending. He was then promoted to Executive Vice President in 1987. On January 1st, 1996, he was selected to succeed Willard Snyder as Chief Executive Officer of New Tripoli Bank, becoming President and Director of the Board that December. He then assumed the additional role of Chair of the Board in 2011.
Under Hunsicker's leadership, New Tripoli Bank continued to establish itself as the premier community bank in the Lehigh Valley, weathering several financial crises and opening two additional bank branches in Orefield and Upper Milford Township.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors, we thank Dave for his decades of service," said Larry Oswald, Vice Chairman of New Tripoli Bank's Board of Directors. "New Tripoli Bank would not be the Bank it is today were it not for Dave's vision, leadership, and guidance. We have tackled many challenges over this time and Dave's steady hand at the helm made it work, and work well. Thanks Dave, and best wishes as you continue forward!"
John M. Hayes, who succeeded Hunsicker as CEO in 2022, commented as well, "Dave is the best community banker I have ever had the privilege of working with. His knowledge of the industry and the communities we serve is encyclopedic. He has accomplished great things at New Tripoli Bank, and we can't thank him enough for the amazing work he has done."
Asked about the bank's future, Hunsicker said, "I have always believed in our motto: 'People are More Valuable Than Money.' This is our competitive advantage and will continue to be going forward. As long as we continue to provide the best in personal service, we have a great advantage over other financial institutions."
In addition to his work for New Tripoli Bank, Hunsicker has served on the boards and regional committees of numerous trade associations, including the PA Bankers Association, PA Association of Community Bankers, Atlantic Community Bankers Bank, and the Independent Community Bankers of America. In addition, in 2013 he was appointed to the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia where he served for six years, including four years as Chair of the Audit Committee. Hunsicker considers this a highlight of his career. "It allowed me to work with different Federal Reserve Banks across the country," he said, "I learned from other industry leaders and what makes the U.S. economy special."
Reflecting on his career path, Hunsicker said, "When I joined New Tripoli Bank I thought, if I worked hard, someday I may have a chance to be CEO. I always enjoyed finance and banking; both areas were perfect matches for me. New Tripoli Bank allowed me to make my community a better place; I have had the best job ever, and I will always be thankful for the opportunity."